Industry Invite iStar Showcase'11

iStar Showcase’11

Exploring the Goals of your Systems and Businesses

Practical experiences with i* modelling

June 21st, 2011, 13.00-17.00

City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V0HB

Co-sponsored by the BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group and City University London

Concerned about how to model the goals of diverse actors in your system or business? Need new means to analyze business and system goals so that your organization meets its objectives? Unsure how to explore complex goal trade-offs? This half-day symposium will introduce the i* approach then report a series of case studies in which it has been used to model complex system and business goals, analyze these models for system-level qualities, and inform organizational, process and system redesign. Presentations of the case studies will be supported by posters and demonstrations of software tools developed to support i*. Pronounced eye-star, i* is a powerful approach for modelling and reasoning about the goals of heterogeneous actors in business and socio-technical systems, and for choosing systems architectures that best meet these goals. GRL, a version of i*, is part of the User Requirements Notation (URN), an ITU-T international standard since 2008. Leveraging experiences from more than a decade of experimentation, you can now use i* modelling in your organization to discover, describe, model and reason about complex system and business goals.

Who should attend?

Practitioners, vendors and academics interested in describing, modelling and reasoning about business and system goals during the earlier stages of organizational restructuring, process redesign and systems development. Attend if you want to know more about new and more effective goal modelling techniques, how to model goals for the distributed and heterogeneous systems that are often found in business and industrial applications, or how to use goals to make decisions about your systems development projects.

The event will include:
  • An overview of the i* modeling approach
  • Short presentations of current i* techniques, tools and case studies, supported by posters
  • Detailed presentations that illustrate the use and effectiveness of i* in system and business projects
  • A poster session allowing attendees to socialize and undertake in-depth discussions and view demonstrations related to each poster.

The presentations will include but not be restricted to:
  • Agile practices - pre-adoption analysis using strategic modeling and empirical knowledge (University of Toronto and Ericsson Italy)
  • Collaborative social modeling for designing a patient wellness tracking system (Drexel University and a nurse-based healthcare center in Philadephia, USA)
  • Proactive adverse event management in healthcare (University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital, Canada)
  • Applying i* to a public health system (Jorgen Engmann)
  • Performance Management at a children’s clothing and toy store - using URN with key performance indicators (University of Ottawa and Boomerang Kids, Canada)
  • Using i* to inform the impact of requirements changes in air traffic management projects (City University London)
  • Managing requirements knowledge - a case study on control systems (RWTH Aachen University of Technology and an engine design company in Germany)
  • Reasoning About software architecture in enterprise SOA (University of Toronto and Phoenix Insurance, Israel)
  • Developing a data warehouse for a university (Universidad Alicante, Spain, and Universidad de La Frontera, Chile)
  • Analyzing requirements for online presence (University of Toronto and Kids Help Phone Canada)
  • Bridging user privacy goals and the privacy features of personal health records systems (University of Toronto and a regional hospital system)
  • Modelling security and trust requirements: the air traffic control experience (University of Trento, Italy; Thales Research and Technology, France; SINTEF, Norway)
  • Designing the Trentino innovation network: applying Tropos to Tas Lab (University of Trento, Italy; Provincia Autonoma di Trento (local government), Italy; Informatica Trentina, Italy)
  • Architecting hybrid systems: the Etapatelecom case (Universidad del Pacífico, Cuenca, Ecuador, and Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Modelling requirements for an integrated management system for civil construction (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)


Registration is required. Register online at:

For more information please see http://www.city.ac.uk/informatics/school-organisation/centre-for-human-computer-interaction-design/istar11.

The registration fee is: £10, payable from the online form.
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