[AISWorld] CfP: iStar Teaching Workshop (iStarT’15) co-loc with CAiSE (abstracts due soon)

Horkoff, Jennifer Jennifer.Horkoff.1 at city.ac.uk
Thu Apr 2 09:09:55 EDT 2015

Reminder: Abstracts due this coming Tuesday!  (Apologies for the multiple postings)

CALL FOR PAPERS:  First International iStar Teaching Workshop (iStarT’15),
Co-located with the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'15)

The i* Framework, facilitating goal-oriented information systems modeling, has received much attention
as part of the CAiSE conference series.  This year we propose a more focused workshop, covering topics
related to i* and goal-oriented pedagogy.  As the i* and related frameworks have been in existence for
more than 20 years, researchers around the world have accumulated experience in teaching i* and related
languages (e.g., GRL and Tropos), at both the undergraduate and graduate level, to students with a wide
variety of backgrounds (e.g., computer science, information management, business analysts).  We aim to
provide an opportunity to share and discuss such experiences.  Relevant topics include organization of
teaching materials, goal-oriented learning objectives, goal model complexity in course material,
differentiation for different audiences, prerequisites, and learning curve.  The objective of the workshop
is to share knowledge, stimulate discussion, foster improved i* teaching practices, and increase inclusion
of goal modeling in educational content.

Dates: 8-12 June 2015
Location:  Stockholm, Sweden
Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/istarteaching15/

The objective of the discussion-oriented workshop is to share knowledge, stimulate discussion and foster
new educational practices 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 a wrap-up session.

Contributions should be max 6 pages in LNCS format, describing experiences and insight in teaching
activities related to the i* framework.
We welcome four types of papers:  experience reports, position papers, and pedagogical research papers.
All submissions should be uploaded to easychair:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istart15
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted work will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings

April 7th:  Abstracts Due
April 13th: Paper Deadline
May 1st: Notification
May 18th:  Camera Ready
June 9th:   iStarT’15 in Stockholm, Sweden

Jennifer Horkoff, City University London, UK
James Lockerbie, City University London, UK
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy

Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, UK
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Pablo Carvallo, Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador
Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Fabiano Dalpiaz, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Hugo Estrada, CENIDET, Mexico
Daniel Gross, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Julio Cesar Leite, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Lidia Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Neil Maiden, City University London, UK
Luiz Marcio Cysneiros, York University, Canada
Itzel Morales Ramirez, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Canada
Elda Paja, University of Trento, Italy
Vítor Silva Souza, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden
We also encourage you to submit to and participate in the complementary event: the iStar’15 workshop, co-
located with RE in Ottawa, August 24-25th, 2015 (http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~istar15/contact.php). The iStar
workshop aims to provide a forum for sharing more general ideas and experiences with i* and related frameworks.
For further questions contact istart15 at easychair.org (Subject : iStarT’15)

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