Track: ICT Requirements Engineering


Requirements Engineering (RE) can be defined as the area of Software Engineering concerned with the discovery and documentation of the purpose of a system regarding requesters' needs. Requirements play a major role in the quality of a system, both for its specification and for its analysis. Fit-for-purpose is arguably the main quality criterion for any system, a system’s lifecycle and its associated work products. They usually need to fulfil quality criteria (e.g., from engineering or assurance standards), and quality requirements (aka non-functional requirements, such as usability, performance, reliability, security, etc.) that are essential for system success. RE usually further needs to adhere to quality principles itself, such as the correctness, completeness, and consistency for a requirements specification. In general, quality is often seen as conformance to some requirements, but the difficulty of handling and demonstrating this conformance is increasing as a result of the growth in systems’ complexity and size and of new system application for a wide range of daily aspects (e.g., transport, healthcare, and energy). Quality is becoming a moving and evolving target in the scope of RE and thus needs new means to manage it.

We seek novel contributions on how to leverage ICT systems quality through RE strategies, methods, techniques and tools, as well as empirical studies and experience reports that present how RE contributes to system quality.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements elicitation, analysis and documentation

  • Requirements verification and validation

  • Requirements management: evolution, traceability, prioritization, and negotiation

  • Non-functional requirements

  • Quality requirements for specific areas, e.g., ontological quality requirements, among many others

  • Evaluation of the quality of requirements

  • Strategies, methods and processes for assuring the quality of requirements

  • Alignment of requirements to information need/business goals and processes

  • Alignment of requirements to system architecture

  • Risk management in the context of RE

  • Requirements-based project management and cost estimation

  • Human, social, cultural, and cognitive factors in RE

  • RE in the context of specific development approaches, e.g., SPL, MDD, SOA AOSD, and agile

  • Regulatory compliance to functional and non-functional requirements


Track Chair: Luis Olsina, UNLPam, Argentina

Program Committee:

  • Ambrosio Toval, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

  • Ana Paiva, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

  • Beatriz Marín, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

  • Denis Silveira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Elena Navarro, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Spain

  • Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Gabriel García-Mireles, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico

  • Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

  • Isabel Brito, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal

  • Johnny Marques, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil

  • José Delavara, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • Juan Pablo Carvallo, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador

  • Krzysztof Wnuk, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden

  • Lidia López, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Luiz Cysneiros, York University, Canada

  • Man Zhang, Høyskolen Kristiania, Norway

  • Marcela Ruiz, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • Maria Lencastre, Escola Politécnica de Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Miguel Goulão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Nelly Condori-Fernández, Universidade da Coruña, Spain

  • Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Spain

Luis Olsina is Full Professor in the Engineering School at the National University of La Pampa (UNLPam), Argentina, and heads the Software and Web Engineering R&D group (GIDIS_Web). He earned a PhD in the area of Software Engineering and also a Master degree on Software Engineering from National University of La Plata, Argentina.

His research interest includes Software/Web Engineering, ontology engineering, particularly, quality requirements modeling, evaluation strategies, quality improvement, measurement and evaluation processes and methods. Currently, he is researching in the software testing domain in the framework of a four-layered ontological architecture.

In the last 24 years, he has published over 160 refereed congress and journal papers, and participated in numerous regional and international events both as program committee chair and program member. The "Web Engineering: Modelling and Implementing Web Applications" book have been published by Springer (Human Computer Interaction Series ISBN 978-1-84628-922-4). Luis Olsina, Gustavo Rossi, Oscar Pastor and Daniel Schwabe are the editors.