EmpiRE 2012
International Workshop on
Empirical Requirements Engineering


Chicago, Illinois, USA - September 25, 2012
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Welcome

Welcome to the home page of the second International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2012). EmpiRE will be co-located with RE 2012.

Requirements Engineering (RE) is by now a well-established discipline where several approaches, techniques and tools have been proposed. Systematic attempts to evaluate and compare usefulness, effectiveness and usability of such proposals result in a growing attention to methods for empirical assessment.

Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) aims at applying the empirical method to the software engineering field. In other terms, it aims at studying and proposing qualitative and quantitative methods to use experimentations as a means for evaluating software engineering approaches, techniques and tools. Surveys, case studies and experiments, hence, become valuable ways to check ideas and proposals with respect to the reality, thus allowing to understand their actual values in particular contexts.

On one side, the Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE), encourages the exchange of ideas to understand why and how the empirical methods from ESE can assess and improve existing or new approaches in RE and in particular:

  • which aspects and properties can be evaluated;
  • what factors, criteria, and metrics are appropriate;
  • which experiments can be conducted;
  • how experiments can be replicated;
  • which is the role of the user.

On the other side, by stimulating the discussion about the join between ESE and RE and promoting the creation of a new network of researchers for designing and conducting empirical studies in RE, the workshop intends to push the crossfertilization between RE and ESE: new evaluation techniques from ESE to RE, and new domains and problems from RE to ESE for exercising new evaluation methods or building new ones.

The main benefits the EmpiRE participants can get are:

  • Feedbacks about the possible impact of experimental methods in RE;
  • The capability to identify critical factors and properties of empirical investigations;
  • Knowledge about the best practices for conducting and publishing empirical studies;
  • The possibility to be involved in a new research network in empirical studies in RE.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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