Call For Papers MReBA'16: 3rd International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis

Formerly “Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling” (RIGiM)
in Conjunction with the 35th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'16)

Gifu, Japan, November 14-17th, 2016

Requirements Engineering (RE) aims at capturing desired system functionality and qualities. Though often specified in natural language, such information is also captured in conceptual models for sharing a collaborative perception of requirements, to facilitate analysis, and to transform into architecture design and code.
In practice, requirements activities often fall under the heading of Business Analysis (BA), determining how a business can make use of technology in order to improve its operations, meet targets, and thrive in a competitive economy. Use of models in this context allows for an explicit consideration of business strategy, including operationalization of strategies in terms of system requirements.
The MReBA workshop arises from a revitalization of the RIGiM (Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling) workshop series. The third MReBA aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between Requirements Engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular how requirements modeling can be effectively used as part of business analysis.

iStar 2.0 language guide released!

After a lengthy process that engaged our community for two years, we are glad to announce that we have officially released the iStar 2.0 language guide.

As you may know, the i* modeling language was introduced to fill the gap in the spectrum of conceptual modeling languages, focusing on the intentional (why?), social (who?), and strategic (how? how else? ) dimensions. i* has been applied in many areas, e.g., healthcare, security analysis, eCommerce. Although i* has seen much academic application, the diversity of extensions and variations can make it difficult for novices to learn and use in a consistent way. This document introduces the iStar 2.0 core language, evolving the basic concepts of i* into a consistent and clear set of core concepts, upon which to build future work and to base goal-oriented teaching materials. This document was built from a set of discussions and input from various members of the i* community. It is our intention to revisit, update and expand the document after collecting examples and concrete experiences of its application.

Further details:

1. The iStar 2.0 language guide is available on a dedicated website: https://sites.google.com/site/istarlanguage/home

2. The document is published via arXiv.org: this way, we can flexibly update the document by adding new versions

3. We have created a google group through which you can share your feedback to the entire community (and world!) --> https://sites.google.com/site/istarlanguage/discussion

PoEM 2016, First Call for Papers -- Practice of Enterprise Modeling

PoEM 2016 - First Call for Papers

Note: PoEM welcomes paper submissions concerning goal modeling (GRL, i*) in the context of Enterprise Modeling!

9th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on The Practice of Enterprise Modeling (PoEM)

8-10 November, 2016, Skövde, Sweden - www.his.se/poem2016
PoEM Series: http://poem.dsv.su.se/

iStar Teaching Workshop Report Now Available!

On June 9th, 2015, the First International i* Teaching Workshop (iStarT) was held, co-located with the Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’15), Stockholm, Sweden.

For those who are interested in goal model pedagogy, but who were not able to attend the workshop, the workshop organizers have written a summary report. The report gives an overview of the talks and discussions, and outlines future plans for the workshop.

Available now on the iStarT website: https://sites.google.com/site/istarteaching15/istart-workshop-report

2nd Int. Wkshp on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MREBA'15)

Dates Extended - Submission June 15th

Formerly “Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling” (RIGiM)

in Conjunction with the 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'15)

Stockholm, Sweden
October 19-22nd, 2015

Please consider submission to this i*-related workshop.


Dates Extended

Paper Submission new June 19th, 2015
Notification July 6th, 2015
Camera Ready July 21st, 2015

CfP: 1st Int. Wkshp on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MReBA) (formerly RIGiM) co-loc with ER'14

First International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MReBA)
Formerly "Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling" (RIGiM)
in Conjunction with the 33rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'14)
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
October 27-30th, 2014


RE’14: Call for Posters and Demos

The 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’14) continues the effort of the RE series by holding a posters & demos session to promote interaction and discussion among conference participants.

Date and Location
August 25-29, 2014
Karlskrona, Sweden

Important Dates
Proposal Submission: April 14, 2014
Proposal Notification: May 26, 2014
Camera Ready Due: June 20, 2014

CfP *Extended Deadline*: 7th Int. i* Workshop (iStar’14), Co-located with CAiSE'14, Thessaloniki, Greece

CALL FOR PAPERS: Seventh International i* Workshop (iStar'14) 16-17th June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

Co-located with 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'14)


A growing number of groups around the world have been using the i* modelling framework in their research on requirements engineering, business process design, organization modelling, software development methodologies, evolution and more. Following successful workshops in Trento (2002), London (2005), Recife (2008), Hammamet (2010), Trento (2011), and Valencia (2013) it is time for another meeting focusing on i*, GRL, Tropos, Techne, and related goal frameworks, to exchange ideas, provide updates on recent work, compare notes, and forge new collaborations.

Although we welcome submissions on all i*-related work, this year we have a special focus on barriers to industrial adoption, with a particular call for experiences from i*-related empirical evaluation (industrial case studies, experiments, surveys).
We cordially invite you and members of your group to join us at the Seventh International i* Workshop. The 2-day workshop will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 16-20 June, 2014, as a co-located event with the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'14).


The objective of the discussion-oriented workshop is to share knowledge, stimulate discussion and foster new lines of research and collaboration among different groups.

To support these goals, we will schedule as much time for discussion as for presentations - the actual time will depend on the final number of accepted papers. If the schedule allows, we plan to include further occasions for discussion in the program, in addition to the customary wrap-up session.

The program will also include a keynote talk.


Contributions should be max 6 pages in LNCS format, describing current and ongoing research related to the i* framework. This year, we welcome four types of papers: technical papers, empirical evaluation and experience reports, position papers, and tool papers.

Submissions should provide an overview of the research objectives and describe contributions, including any related tools and evaluation experience. Contributions should outline ongoing and future work and provide key references.

Tool papers should include references to download information, documentation, and system features. We encourage those submitting a tool paper to create or update a page on the i* wiki (http://istar.rwth-aachen.de/tiki-index.php?page=i*+Tools). Contact istarwiki@dbis.rwth-aachen.de if you require a new user name and password for the wiki.

All submissions should be uploaded to easychair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istar14

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted work will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series.


March 21st, March 31st, 2014 Abstracts Due
March 28th, April 7th, 2014, Paper Deadline
April 28th, May 5th, 2014, Notification
May 12th, 2014, Camera Ready & Author Registration Deadline
June 16th-17th, 2014, iStar 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece


Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Jennifer Horkoff, University of Trento, Italy


Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

For further questions contact istar14@easychair.org (Subject : iStar'14)