Call for Research Contributions iStar Showcase'11

iStar Showcase’11: Exploring the Goals of your Systems and Businesses


June 21st, 2011, 1-5 pm

City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V0HB, UK


As the i* modeling approach is becoming more widely known, more case studies of practical applications are becoming available. This half-day event targeted at practitioners aims to showcase a variety of practical applications of i*, and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences among users and researchers. We seek contributions for presentations and posters demonstrating the practical use of i* modeling in a wide variety of application domains and usage contexts. The emphasis at this event will be on practical applicability and utility, rather than on research novelty. Presentations from completed projects as well as work-in-progress are welcome.

For more information please see http://www.city.ac.uk/informatics/school-organisation/centre-for-human-computer-interaction-design/istar11. Please register for the event here: https://events.bcs.org/book/51/.

This event aimed at promoting industry awareness and adoption will complement the iStar’11 research workshop to be held August 29-30, 2011, co-located with the RE’11 conference in Trento, Italy. http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~istar11

Format (tentative)
- An overview of i* modeling (20-minute - motivations and a very compressed tutorial)
- A round of short presentation (5 minutes each) to present highlights of each poster, and to illustrate the diversity and breadth of usage scenarios and application domains.
- 2-3 presentations (15-20 minutes each) to help clarify and reinforce i* concepts and the kinds of analyses presented in the introductory overview and tutorial.
- Poster session and socializing - for face-to-face interactions and in-depth discussions around each poster. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for demos around each poster.

Please submit a proposal consisting of no more than 2 pages of text plus 2 pages of figures, including 1 to 2 sample i* models from your project. (The models used in the poster or presentation may be variations or excerpts of the ones in the proposal.)

The content of the proposal should include:
- Title: title of the presentation/poster
- Team: names of presenters/project participants and affiliations
- Presenter: name of person who will be presenting
- Industry involvement: nature and extent of academic/industry/business collaboration, types of personnel involved
- Setting and context: brief description of the domain setting, and what motivated the use of i*
- Status: status of the project (e.g., early-stage, in-progress with some results, or completed with lessons learned)
- Benefits: benefits from using i* modeling and analysis in the project
- Lessons learned: lessons learned
- Language and variants: language variant used (vanilla i*, minor modifications, major extensions, Tropos, GRL/URN, etc.
- Features used: what features of i* were used in the project (e.g., SD only with a few softgoals, SR with goal model evaluation, etc.)
- Tools and methodologies: what tools and methodologies were used
- Model size: rough indication of the largest size of model used - number of actors and intentional elements in models
- Efforts: rough estimate of person-hours used to learn and to apply i* modeling and analysis in the project.

Since the event is aimed at the practitioner community, the "proceedings" will consist of a compilation of slide decks and poster files provided by the presenters. Final submission will be required by June 8th. The proceedings will be distributed to registered participants electronically in advance of the event.

Important dates
Submit proposals to Jennifer Horkoff by May 27th.
Final submission of the slide deck and/or poster will be required by June 8th.

Neil Maiden, City University London, UK
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
Submissions management: Jennifer Horkoff, University of Toronto, Canada

The i* community
For further Information about i*, please visit http://istar.rwth-aachen.de/ and http://www.cs.toronto.edu/km/istar/
A collection of research results as well as a reprint of the original i* proposal appear in “Social Modeling for Requirements Engineering,” edited by Eric Yu, Paolo Giorgini, Neil Maiden and John Mylopoulos (MIT Press, 2011) http://www3.ischool.utoronto.ca/~yu/SocialModelingBook.html
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