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1st Workshop on Requirement Engineering for Software startups and Emerging Technologies (RESET)

IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference 2021

The RESET is part of RE2021 (IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference 2021). RESET will be full day workshop to be held on 20th September, 2021.

Software startups, defined as recently established companies developing and software-intensive products/ services and aiming at scalable business models, has gained popularity as a particular context where software engineering activities, processes, and practices should be revisited, adjusted, and validated. Recently, there are a significant number of software startups exploring opportunities with emerging technologies. Emerging technologies including AI (artificial intelligence), 5G, IoT (Internet of Things), serverless computing, biometrics, AR (augmented reality)/VR (virtual reality), blockchain, robotics, NLP (natural language processing), and quantum computing, whose development, practical applications, or both are still largely unrealized.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together requirements engineering researchers and practitioners to discuss the need for adapting conventional requirement engineering artifacts (i.e. requirement definition, metrics), processes and practices to software projects in startup context and/or dealing with emerging technologies.

One key outcome of the workshop will be a discussion on the needs of new RE techniques, methods, processes, and tools for software startups and emerging technologies and a research roadmap for the domain/ sub-domains. RESET invites original articles exploring new directions, presenting mature research, and discussing early results.

RESET invite following types of articles:

  • Full research papers: They are expected to describe new conceptual and empirical results and make contributions to the body knowledge in the area. They should not exceed 6 pages.
  • Short research papers: They are expected to promote novel ideas and initial research results or to present a contradictory argument to the field. This category includes opinion papers, in-progress papers, and industry reports. They should not exceed 3 pages.

Important Update Extended version of selected papers of excellent quality will be invited for special issue of e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal (EISEJ). The journal is indexed by Web of Science ESCIScopusDBLP . There will be NO article processing charges for the submission of extended versions of invited papers for Journal special issue edited by workshop organising committee.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Tommi Mikkonen—Regulatory-Compliant MLOps – The story of healthcare sector.

Abstract: Medical domain is typically considered challenging for software developers. Indeed, things in this domain often take place at the pace of regulatory actions, which is slower than that of software development. Furthermore, regulatory actions require discipline and rigor from developers, enabling tracing from user requirements to eventual implementation. In this keynote, we present experiences from CompliancePal, a startup designing tool support for enabling medical innovation at software speed. The talk will introduce the tool, its key features, the process the tool assumes, called RegOps, and the fashion CompliancePal has treated tool requirements so far.

Bio: Tommi Mikkonen is a professor of software engineering at Universities of Jyväskylä and Helsinki, both located in Finland. His research interests include software startups, continuous software engineering, and software architectures. He is a member of the board of Techila Technologies, a Finnish startup specialising in interactive high-performance computing, and an advisor at CompliancePal, a startup that aims at streamlining medical compliance with software development activities.

Program (Displayed time zone: GMT+02:00, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna)

  • 14:00 (15m): Introduction to the Workshop – by Pekka, and Varun
  • 14:15 (45m): LIVE Keynote: Regulatory-Compliant MLOps – The story of healthcare sector
  • 15:00 (20m) Finding Research Gaps in ECCOLA Method: The AI Governance Viewpoint by Mamia Agbese
  • 15:20 (20m) Fairness in engineering Artificial Intelligence – Definitions, Solutions and Challenges by Nga Pham
  • 15:40 (20m) An Actionable Adoption Framework for Ethically Aligned AI Implementation Model ECCOLA by Jani Antikainen
  • 16:00 (20m) To which degree do Software Startups focus on Sustainability in their planning work? By Dimitris Polychronopoulos
  • 16:20 (20m) Discussion & Break
  • 16:40 (20m) Prototyping Practices in Software Startups: Initial Case Study Results by Elizabeth Bjarnason Lund University, Sweden
  • 17:00 (20m) Provide Direction Despite Uncertainty: Workshops for Creating a Compelling Product Vision by Dominic Lang
  • 17:20 (20m) Exploring Non-Functional Requirements for Blockchain-Oriented Systems by Mohamad Kassab
  • 17:40 (20m) How Requirements Engineering is Performed in Small Businesses? By Mohamad Kassab
  • 18:00 (30m) Dicussion & Closing

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