[AISWorld] First Call for Papers Int. Workshop on Facilitating Inclusive Requirements Engineering (FIRE'18) @ REFSQ'18

Dirk van der Linden djt.vanderlinden at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 06:42:33 EST 2017

1st International Workshop on
Facilitating Inclusive Requirements Engineering (FIRE'18)
- in conjunction with REFSQ2018 <https://refsq.org/2018/welcome/>-
March 19, 2018. Utrecht, the Netherlands

Website: https://sites.google.com/edu.haifa.ac.il/fire18/

The FIRE'18 workshop aims to stimulate a discussion on the ways in which
the requirements engineering (RE) toolbox with its heavy reliance on verbal
techniques can be expanded and refined to be more inclusive and thus better
support the needs of special groups of people as well as other species,
entities and environments. For example, children with developmental
disorders, adults coping with cognitive and physical impairments, people
encumbered by socio-cultural, physical, political or security constraints,
and even animals and plants.

We coin the term inclusive RE practices for those going beyond verbal
communication, embracing the otherness of a group of users and extending
empathy and understanding to these users. The FIRE workshop aims to
initiate a discourse between researchers and practitioners working in
domains where iRE practices are required, towards the creation of a wider,
more refined RE toolbox supporting more inclusiveness.

**KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Clara Mancini, head of the Animal-Computer
Interaction Lab at
the Open University (UK), will give a keynote presentation on lessons
learned from developing user-centred technology with and for animals. **

We invite two types of submissions to the workshop:
* Research papers (5-10 pages): papers on (ongoing) research, (proposed)
design solutions,
* Vision papers (2-4 pages): papers on visions for future work, research
agendas on iRE, arguments for iRE, published as an extended abstract in the

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
* Success and failure reports of case studies applying iRE practices
* Requirement elicitation using iRE practices
* Development cycle in the context of iRE practices
* Ethical issues in iRE practices
* Non-verbal techniques in iRE practices
* Re-use and generalization of requirements resulting from iRE practices
* Challenges of user-centric design with:
- Children
- Cognitively or physically impaired participants
- Non-human participants: animals, robots, environment, etc.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
Acceptance notification: February 5, 2018
Workshop date: March 19, 2018

Papers can be submitted via EasyChair:

Submissions should be original, not under review elsewhere, and use the
CEUR paper1 style (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/samplestyles/)

Each paper will be reviewed by 3 members of the program committee, and
accepted papers will be published in the joint REFSQ2018 CEUR workshop
proceedings, indexed by DBLP, Scholar, and others.

Daniel Berry University of Waterloo
Sybren de Kinderen University of Duisburg-Essen
Alan Hartman University of Haifa
Iván S. Razo-Zapata Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
Eduard C. Groen Fraunhofer IESE
Irit Hadar University of Haifa
Mónica Cameirão Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
Ziv Dubinsky Metabolic Robots
Joelle Alcaidinho Intel Labs

Dirk van der Linden
Lancaster University
E-mail: djt.vanderlinden at gmail.com

Anna Zamansky
University of Haifa
E-mail: annazam at is.haifa.ac.il

Yoram Chisik
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
E-mail: ychisik at gmail.com

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