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Second International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling (RIGiM)
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First International Workshop on Requirements, Intentions and Goals in Conceptual Modeling
in conjunction with ER 2008
October 20 - 23, 2008, Barcelona, Spain

Papers submission deadline: May 9, 2008

Colette Rolland, University Paris 1 Panth-on Sorbonne, France
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
Camille Salinesi, University Paris 1 Panth-on - Sorbonne, France

Selmin Nurcan, Universit? Paris 1 Panth?on Sorbonne, France

The use of intentional concepts, the notion of "goal" in particular, has
been prominent in recent approaches to requirement engineering (RE).
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 modeling
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 modeling 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 modeling 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. modeling the ?whys' helps in requirements elicitation,
validation, and specification in a more focused manner. Goal-oriented
approaches in requirements engineering has 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 modeling respectively,
and how can they complement each other? What are the demands on conceptual
modeling from the standpoint of requirements engineering? What conceptual
modeling techniques can be further taken advantage of in requirements
engineering? What are the upcoming modeling 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 modellers, ontology engineers, etc.

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 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


Format and Duration:
We aim for a highly interactive forum. Discussants and discussion
facilitators will be formally appointed for each paper and session,
respectively. The working language is English, and will last one full day.

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 for style files and details.

Submission and types of papers:
We solicit technical research papers, industrial experience reports, and
speculative/visionary papers. Submissions should be in LNCS and pdf format.
The maximum length is 10 pages. Accepted papers will be published in the
LNCS workshop proceedings.

Submit papers by e-mail to:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]


Paper submission: May 9, 2008
Author notification: June 6, 2008
Camera-ready: July 16, 2008


Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus, United Kingdom
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mikio Aoyoma, Nanzan University, Japan
Aybuke Aurum, University of New South Wales, Australia
Franck Barbier,University of Pau, France
Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Lawrence Chung, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Luiz Cysneiros, York University, Canada
Eric Dubois, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa, Italy
Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong , Australia
Jaap Gordijn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Peter Haumer, IBM Rational, USA
Aneesh Krishna, University of Wollongong, Australia
John Krogstie, NorwegianUniversityofScienceandTechnology , Norway
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Peri Loucopoulos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
Selmin Nurcan, Universit? Paris 1 Panth?on - Sorbonne, France
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen , Norway
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yves Pigneur,University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Bjorn Regnell,Lund University, Sweden
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute Of Technology, Japan
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Carine Souveyet, Universit? Paris 1 Panth?on - Sorbonne, France
Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, Netherlands




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