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Information Systems Engineering in Times of Crisis


Real-time information systems and overly complex financial products have
been blamed as causes of recent financial crises. The IS Engineering
community is treating such phenomena as challenges, to be addressed through
research and improved practices. In particular, our community has begun to
address the role of information systems in predicting, preventing, and
reacting to crises of many different kinds: data-centric financial and
fiscal dependency analysis of the globalized financial systems, resilience
of critical infrastructures by information management, reaction to natural
disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, etc. Due to the very nature of
crises as unexpected events with broad and vast impact, IS Engineering
challenges traditional wisdom and methodologies, as well as interactions
between research and practice including stakeholders such as crisis victims.
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IMPORTANT DATES
-Early registration: Until 17th May
-Conference: 17-21th June
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25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2013) will take place from 17th to 21th June 2013 in Valencia (Spain), coinciding with the 25th birthday of the conference. This year CAiSE will, as it has always been, act as a forum of discussion that brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of information systems engineering. It will be the place to share mature research results as well as ground-breaking ideas, and experience reports in information systems engineering.

CfP: 5th International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling (RIGiM'13)

in Conjunction with the 32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'13)


Hong Kong

November 11-13, 2013

Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/rigimworkshop13/

Organizers

    • Colette Rolland - Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France.
    • Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
    • Eric Yu - University of Toronto, Canada.
    • Jennifer Horkoff - University of Trento, Italy.

Scope and Topics

The use of intentional concepts, the notion of "goal" in particular, has been prominent in recent approaches to requirements engineering. Goal-oriented frameworks and methods for requirements engineering (GORE) have been keynote topics at requirements engineering conferences, and at major software engineering conferences. What are the conceptual modelling foundations in these approaches?

Traditionally information system engineering has made the assumption that an information system captures some excerpt of world history and hence has concentrated on modeling information about the Universe of Discourse. This is done through conceptual modeling that aims at abstracting the specification of the required information system, i.e., the conceptual schema, from an analysis of the relevant aspects of the Universe of Discourse about which the user community needs information. This specification concentrates on what the system should do, that is, on its functionality, serving as a prescription for system construction.

Whereas conceptual modelling allowed system developers to understand the semantic of information and led to a large number of semantically powerful conceptual models, experience demonstrates that it often fails in supporting the delivery of systems that were accepted by the community of users. Indeed, a number of studies have shown that many systems fail due to an inadequate understanding of the requirements they seek to address. Furthermore, the amount of effort needed to fix these systems has been found to be very high.

To correct this situation, it is necessary to view information systems as fulfilling some purpose in an organisation. Understanding purpose, goals, and intentions is a necessary condition for the design of successful systems. Conceptual modelling therefore needs to go beyond functionality requirements that specify the 'what', to encompass the deeper contextual understanding of the 'whys'. The 'why' questions are answered in terms of organisational objectives and the desires and motivations of stakeholders and participants. Modelling the 'whys' helps focus requirements elicitation, validation, and specification. Goal-oriented approaches in requirements engineering have emerged to meet this expectation.

The Workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between requirements engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular, to investigate how goal- and intention-driven approaches help in conceptualising purposeful systems. What are the fundamental objectives and premises of requirements engineering and conceptual modelling respectively, and how can they complement each other? What are the demands on conceptual modelling from the standpoint of requirements engineering? What conceptual modelling techniques can be further taken advantage of in requirements engineering? What are the upcoming modelling challenges and issues in GORE? What are the unresolved open questions? What lessons are there to be learnt from industrial experiences? What empirical data are there to support the cost-benefit analysis when adopting GORE methods? Are there applications domains or types of project settings for which goals and intentional approaches are particularly suitable or not suitable? What degree of formalization and automation or interactivity are feasible and appropriate for what types of participants during requirements engineering? e.g., business domain stakeholders, requirements modelers, ontology engineers, etc.

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • modeling and semantics in GORE frameworks
    • analysis and reasoning with intentions and goals
    • ontological and epistemological foundations
    • cognitive, behavioral, and sociological perspectives
    • goals, scenarios, and business process modeling
    • goals and viewpoints, management of conflicts and inconsistencies
    • goals in requirements and design patterns
    • goals in reuse
    • goals and traceability
    • goals and aspects
    • change management, versioning and view management for GORE
    • visualization and tool support for GORE
    • software engineering process and organization for GORE
    • GORE and agile methods
    • GORE in distributed software development
    • GORE for COTS system development and selection
    • GORE for product families and high-variability software
    • GORE for adaptive systems and agile enterprise
    • comparison and evaluation of GORE approaches
    • industrial experiences and empirical studies
    • GORE for services design and engineering
    • GORE and business modeling and strategy reasoning
    • goal-oriented conceptual modeling for security, privacy, and trust
    • goal-oriented modeling for user experience and interaction design
    • goal-oriented modeling of system architecture
    • evolution and adaptation of goal-oriented models
    • capturing business strategy with goal-oriented models
    • interaction and integration with other conceptual modeling paradigms, e.g., object-oriented and agent-oriented models
    • goal-oriented modeling for specific application domains - e.g., healthcare, e-government, mobile commerce, ambient intelligence, social media and networks

Format and Duration

We aim for a highly interactive forum. Discussants and discussion facilitators will be formally appointed for each paper and session, respectively, to ensure an atmosphere of productive interaction.

The working language is English.

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Thus, authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. See http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details.

Types of papers

We solicit three types of papers: full papers (10 pages max), position papers (6 pages max) and industrial problem statements (6 pages max) in LNCS format.

Paper Submission

Submission via easychair site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rigim13

Important Dates

Paper submission: June 3, 2013 *Extended Extended Deadline*
Author notification: June 17, 2013
Camera-ready: July 1, 2013

Program Committee

Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Thomas Alspaugh, University of California, Irvine, USA
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mikio Aoyoma, Nanzan University, Japan
Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus, United Kingdom
Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Jaelson Castro,Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Luiz Cysneiros, York University , Canada
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Trento University, Italy
Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa , Italy
Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong , Australia
Paolo Giogini, University of Trento, Italy
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Patrick Heymans, University of Namur, Belgium
Zhi Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Haruhiko Kaiya, Shinshu University, Japan
Aneesh Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
Régine Laleau, Université Paris XII, France
Axel van Lamsweerde, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Alexei Lapouchnian, University of Trento, Italy
Sai Peck Lee, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Julio Leite, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Brazil
Emmanuel Letier, University College of London
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
Peri Loucopoulos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Xin Pen, Fudan University, China
Anna Perini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Yves Pigneur, HEC, Lausanne, Suisse
Naveen Prakash, MRCE, India
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute Of Technology, Japan
Camille Salinesi, Université Paris 1 Panthéon, Sorbonne, France
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Sam Supakkul, Keane, An NTT DATA Company, USA
Angelo Susi, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Juan Trujillo, University of Alicante, Spain
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, Netherlands
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Sixth International i* Workshop (iStar'13)

Valencia, Spain, 17-21 June, 2013

Co-located with the 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'13).

www.cin.ufpe.br/~istar13

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

We cordially invite you and members of your group to join us at the Sixth International i* Workshop. The 2-day workshop will be held in Valencia, Spain, 17-21 June, 2013, as a co-located event with the 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'13). Following a successful Tools Fair in iStar'11, we will be accepting papers and demos concerning iStar-related tools.

FORMAT

The objective of the 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. For every accepted paper, we will assign one discussant that will provide an initial position about the paper once presented, and then discussion will follow. 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.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Contributions should be 4-6 pages in LNCS format, describing current and ongoing research related the i* framework. The contribution shall adhere to the following structure:

- Title, authors, abstract
- Section 1. Introduction.
- Section 2. Objectives of the research.
- Section 3. Scientific contributions. If you have tool support, please mention and describe it explicitly
- Section 4. Conclusions. Of particular interest are any assessments of i* and related frameworks, including industrial experiences
- Section 5. Ongoing and future work
- References. Please restrict references to mainly your own work.

All submissions should be uploaded to easychair: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istar13

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

TOOL SUBMISSIONS

The i* Workshop will include a slot for tool demos. The demos will consist of a two-minute presentation of two slides (automatic transition from one slide to the next will be enforced) and then the floor will be opened for demos.

In order to submit a tool, fill out a form providing information about your tool by creating a wiki page on the i* wiki (http://istar.rwth-aachen.de/tiki-index.php?page=i*+Tools). If a page on the wiki already exists for your tool, please update it as appropriate. Contact istarwiki@dbis.rwth-aachen.de if you require a new user name and password for the wiki.

Prepare a three page description of the tool, using LNCS format. Descriptions should include a screen shot of the tool and should cover the following points:

- Tool name and version
- Download information/availability
- Web page and documentation
- Goal modeling framework supported
- Main purpose of the tool
- Primary features
- Status and maturity
- Limitations and future plans
- Interoperability with other tools
- Use in industrial case studies (if applicable)

All descriptions should be uploaded to easychair: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istar13

The tool submissions will be peer-reviewed and published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series, as part of the iStar workshop proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 30th, 2013 Abstracts Due *Extended Deadline*
April 8th, 2013 Paper Deadline *Extended Deadline*
May 1st, 2013 Notification
May 15th, 2013 Camera Ready & Author Registration Deadline
June 17th-21st, 2013 iStar 2013 in Valencia, Spain

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Jaelson Castro Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Jennifer Horkoff University of Trento, Italy
Neil Maiden City University London, United Kingdom
Eric Yu University of Toronto, Canada

TOOL SUBMISSIONS ORGANIZER

Jennifer Horkoff, University of Trento, Italy

WORKSHOP STEERING COMMITTEE

Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
John Mylopoulos University of Trento, Italy

For further questions contact istar13@easychair.org (Subject: iStar'13)

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RIGiM'12 Material Online


The 4th International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling, in conjunction with the 31st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2012) just took place in Florence, Italy. The workshop was successful, with a great keynote and papers, producing interesting discussions. This year, the workshop included a panel, Charting the uncharted waters of Goal/Intention Modeling, discussing past work and future research challenges.

All workshop material including keynote, paper, and panel slides and links to full papers can now be found on the RIGiM'12 website.

https://sites.google.com/site/rigim12/finalprogram
https://sites.google.com/site/rigim12/rigim_panel

Thank you to all presenters and attendees for your participation,

RIGiM'12 Workshop Organizers
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RIGiM'12 Call for Papers

Author: Jennifer - Published At: Sun 22 of Apr., 2012 12:38 CEST - (17016 Reads)

Call for Papers RIGiM'12


4th International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling (RIGiM'12) in Conjunction with the 31st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'12) Florence, Italy

15-18th October, 2012

Paper submission deadline: April 23th 28th, 2012 **Extended Deadline**

Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/rigim12/

Organizers

  • Colette Rolland - Universite Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France.
  • Jaelson Castro - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil.
  • Camille Salinesi - Universite Paris 1 Pantheon - Sorbonne, France.
  • Eric Yu - University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Jennifer Horkoff - University of Toronto, Canada.

** Keynote **


John Mylopoulos: Requirements in the Land of Adaptive Systems

Adaptive systems of any sort (software, hardware, biological or social) consist of a base system that carries out activities to fulfill some requirements R, and a feedback loop that monitors the performance of the system relative to R and takes corrective action if necessary. We adopt this view of adaptivity for software-intensive systems and sketch a framework for designing adaptive systems which starts with requirements models, extends them to introduce control-theoretic concepts, and uses them at run-time to control the behaviour of the base system. We also present preliminary results on the design of adaptive systems-of-systems where the main problem is how to maintain alignment between a collection of independently evolving systems so that they continue to fulfill a set of global requirements.

The presentation is based on joint research with Vitor Souza, Alexei Lapouchnian, Fatma Aydemir and Paolo Giorgini all with the University of Trento.

Scope and Topics


The use of intentional concepts, the notion of "goal" in particular, has been prominent in recent approaches to requirements engineering. Goal-oriented frameworks and methods for requirements engineering (GORE) have been keynote topics at requirements engineering conferences, and at major software engineering conferences. What are the conceptual modelling foundations in these approaches?

Traditionally information system engineering has made the assumption that an information system captures some excerpt of world history and hence has concentrated on modeling information about the Universe of Discourse. This is done through conceptual modeling that aims at abstracting the specification of the required information system, i.e., the conceptual schema, from an analysis of the relevant aspects of the Universe of Discourse about which the user community needs information. This specification concentrates on what the system should do, that is, on its functionality, serving as a prescription for system construction.

Whereas conceptual modelling allowed system developers to understand the semantic of information and led to a large number of semantically powerful conceptual models, experience demonstrates that it often fails in supporting the delivery of systems that were accepted by the community of users. Indeed, a number of studies have shown that many systems fail due to an inadequate understanding of the requirements they seek to address. Furthermore, the amount of effort needed to fix these systems has been found to be very high.

To correct this situation, it is necessary to view information systems as fulfilling some purpose in an organisation. Understanding purpose, goals, and intentions is a necessary condition for the design of successful systems. Conceptual modelling therefore needs to go beyond functionality requirements that specify the 'what', to encompass the deeper contextual understanding of the 'whys'. The 'why' questions are answered in terms of organisational objectives and the desires and motivations of stakeholders and participants. Modelling the 'whys' helps focus requirements elicitation, validation, and specification. Goal-oriented approaches in requirements engineering have emerged to meet this expectation.

The Workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between requirements engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular, to investigate how goal- and intention-driven approaches help in conceptualising purposeful systems. What are the fundamental objectives and premises of requirements engineering and conceptual modelling respectively, and how can they complement each other? What are the demands on conceptual modelling from the standpoint of requirements engineering? What conceptual modelling techniques can be further taken advantage of in requirements engineering? What are the upcoming modelling challenges and issues in GORE? What are the unresolved open questions? What lessons are there to be learnt from industrial experiences? What empirical data are there to support the cost-benefit analysis when adopting GORE methods? Are there applications domains or types of project settings for which goals and intentional approaches are particularly suitable or not suitable? What degree of formalization and automation or interactivity are feasible and appropriate for what types of participants during requirements engineering? e.g., business domain stakeholders, requirements modelers, ontology engineers, etc.

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • modeling and semantics in GORE frameworks
  • analysis and reasoning with intentions and goals
  • ontological and epistemological foundations
  • cognitive, behavioral, and sociological perspectives
  • goals, scenarios, and business process modeling
  • goals and viewpoints, management of conflicts and inconsistencies
  • goals in requirements and design patterns
  • goals in reuse
  • goals and traceability
  • goals and aspects
  • change management, versioning and view management for GORE
  • visualization and tool support for GORE
  • software engineering process and organization for GORE
  • GORE and agile methods
  • GORE in distributed software development
  • GORE for COTS system development and selection
  • GORE for product families and high-variability software
  • GORE for adaptive systems and agile enterprise
  • comparison and evaluation of GORE approaches
  • industrial experiences and empirical studies
  • GORE for services design and engineering
  • GORE and business modeling and strategy reasoning
  • goal-oriented conceptual modeling for security, privacy, and trust
  • goal-oriented modeling for user experience and interaction design
  • goal-oriented modeling of system architecture
  • interaction and integration with other conceptual modeling paradigms, e.g., object-oriented and agent-oriented models
  • goal-oriented modeling for specific application domains - e.g., healthcare, e-government, mobile commerce, ambient intelligence, social media and networks

Format and Duration


We aim for a highly interactive forum. Discussants and discussion facilitators will be formally appointed for each paper and session, respectively, to ensure an atmosphere of productive interaction.

The working language is English. The workshop duration is three sessions (1.5 hours each)

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Thus, authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. See http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details.

Types of papers


We solicit three types of papers: full papers (10 pages max), position papers (6 pages max) and industrial problem statements (6 pages max) in LNCS format.

Paper Submission


Submission via easychair site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rigim12

Important Dates


Paper submission: April 23th 28th, 2012 **Extended Deadline**
Author notification: May 28th, 2012
Camera-ready: June 11, 2012

Program Committee


Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Thomas Alspaugh, University of California, Irvine, USA
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mikio Aoyoma, Nanzan University, Japan
Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus, United Kingdom
Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Luiz Cysneiros, York University , Canada
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Trento University, Italy
Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa , Italy
Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong , Australia
Paolo Giogini, University of Trento, Italy
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Patrick Heymans, University of Namur, Belgium
Zhi Jin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Haruhiko Kaiya, Shinshu University, JAPAN.
Aneesh Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
Régine Laleau, Université Paris XII, France
Axel van Lamsweerde, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Alexei Lapouchnian, University of Trento, Italy
Julio Leite, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Brazil
Emmanuel Letier, University College of London
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Peri Loucopoulos , University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Andreas Opdahl , University of Bergen , Norway
Anna Perini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yves Pigneur, HEC, Lausanne, Suisse
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute Of Technology, Japan
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Sam Supakkul, Keane, An NTT DATA Company, USA
Angelo Susi, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Roel Wieringa , University of Twente, Netherlands
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada


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i* Showcase Material

Author: Jennifer - Published At: Thu 11 of Aug., 2011 06:00 CEST - (25803 Reads)
The June 21st iStar Showcase'11 was a success. The event brought together i* researchers and practitioners, reporting a series of case studies in which i* had been used to model complex system and business goals.

More details, including the program, presentation slides, and posters, can be found on the
iStar Showcase'11 event page.

The 5th International i* Workshop, focusing on research advancements related to i*, will take place on 29-30 August, 2011, co-located with RE'11 in Trento, Italy.

See you in Trento!

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iStar Showcase'11: call for contributions and participation

Author: Jennifer - Published At: Mon 09 of May, 2011 02:43 CEST - (6436 Reads)

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

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June 21st, 2011, 1-5 pm

City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V0HB, UK


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND PARTICIPATION

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)
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- 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.

Submission
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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.

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

Organizers
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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
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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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CFP - Fifth International i* Workshop (iStar'11)

Author: Jennifer - Published At: Fri 29 of Apr., 2011 21:06 CEST - (11384 Reads)

Fifth International i* Workshop (iStar'11)

Final CALL FOR PAPERS

Co-located with the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’11)

Trento, Italy, 29-30 August, 2011

http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~istar11/

Co-located with the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’11)

A growing number of groups around the world have been using the i* modelling framework in their research on early requirements engineering, business process design, organization modelling, software development methodologies, and more. Following successful workshops in Trento (2002), London (2005), Recife (2008) and Hammamet (2010), it is time for another meeting focusing
on i*, Tropos, and related frameworks, where researchers can exchange ideas, compare notes, and hopefully forge new collaboration with like-minded folk.

We are organizing the Fifth International i* Workshop, and cordially invite you and members of your group to join us. The 2-day workshop will be held in Trento, Italy, 29-30 August, 2011, as a co-located event with the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’11). This year, the workshop is including a Tools Fair, see description at the end of this message.

This research workshop complements the iStar Showcase’11 event being organized for 21 June, 2011 in London UK, aimed at promoting industry awareness and adoption. You may find timely information about this event at http://istar.rwth-aachen.de/tiki-view_articles.php and http://www.city.ac.uk/informatics/school-organisation/centre-for-human-computer-interaction-design/istar11.

FORMAT:

The objective of the 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. For every accepted paper, we will assign one discussant that will provide an initial position about the paper once presented, and then discussion will follow. 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.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Contributions should be 4-6 pages in LNCS format, http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html, describing current and ongoing research related the i* framework. The contribution shall adhere to the following structure:
  • Title, authors, abstract
  • Section 1. Introduction.
  • Section 2. Objectives of the research.
  • Section 3. Scientific contributions. If you have tool support, please mention and describe it explicitly
  • Section 4. Conclusions. Of particular interest are any assessments of i* and related frameworks, including industrial experiences
  • Section 5. Ongoing and future work
  • References. Please restrict references to mainly your own work.

All submissions should be uploaded to easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istar11

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted works will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series, http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/.

IMPORTANT DATES

June 3rd, 2011 --- Submit title, abstract and paper
July 11th, 2011 --- Notification
July 21st, 2011 --- Camera Ready
August 29th-30th, 2011 --- iStar 2011 in Trento, Italy

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

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

Submissions management:

Carla Silva, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil

For further questions contact carla@dce.ufpb.br
(Subject : iStar’11 Paper Submission)

i* Workshop TOOLS FAIR: Call for Submissions


Many tools have been created to facilitate modeling and analysis with i* and related frameworks. As part of the 5th International i* Workshop (iStar’11) we are organizing a Tools Fair to update community knowledge about the current offerings of i* modeling and reasoning tools.

FORMAT

The i* Workshop will include a session for tool demos. The session will consist of a two-minute presentation of two slides (automatic transition from one slide to the next will be enforced) and then the floor will be opened for demos.

TOOL SUBMISSIONS

Fill out a form providing information about your tool by creating a wiki page on the i* wiki: http://istar.rwth-aachen.de/tiki-index.php?page=i*+Tools. If a page on the wiki already exists for your tool, please update it as appropriate. Contact jenhork@cs.utoronto.ca if you require a new user name and password for the wiki. The consolidation of these forms will be used to update our online comparison of i* Tools (http://istar.rwth-aachen.de/tiki-index.php?page=Comparing+the+i*+Tools).

Prepare a three page description of the tool, using LNCS format http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Descriptions should include a screen shot of the tool and should cover the following points:
  • Tool name and version
  • Download information/availability
  • Web page and documentation
  • Goal modeling framework supported
  • Main purpose of the tool
  • Primary features
  • Status and maturity
  • Limitations and future plans
  • Interoperability with other tools
  • Use in industrial case studies (if applicable)

All descriptions should be uploaded to easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istar11

The Tools Fair proceedings will be peer-reviewed and published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series, http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/, as part of the iStar workshop proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

June 3rd, 2011 --- Submit tool form and description
July 11th, 2011 --- Notification
July 21st, 2011 --- Camera Ready
August 29th-30th, 2011 --- iStar Tools Fair 2011 in Trento, Italy

TOOLS FAIR ORGANIZER

Jennifer Horkoff, University of Toronto, Canada
For further questions contact jenhork@cs.utoronto.ca
(Subject : iStar'11 Tools Fair).
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RE'10 Tutorial: Goal- and Agent-oriented Modeling with i*

Author: Jennifer - Published At: Thu 05 of Aug., 2010 19:36 CEST - (26957 Reads)
A half day tutorial at RE’10

18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference

Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010. Sydney, Australia. http://re10.org/

Goal- and Agent-oriented Modeling with i*


Presented by Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and Xavier Franch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. –

Special keynote speaker Aditya Ghose, Professor and Director of the Decision Systems Lab at the University of Wollongong, NSW, will speak about experiences in using goal- and agent-oriented modeling in several industrial projects.

http://attend.it.uts.edu.au/re10/?page_id=611

N.B. Early bird registration for the conference ends August 16. See conference website for discount rates.
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