Crowdsourcing an Ontology of Requirements Engineering approaches (CORE)

Monday August 31, 2020

Alistair Mavin (Independent Consultant, UK)
Sabine Teufl (Laing O’Rourke, UK)
Birgit Panzenstadler (Chalmers Technical University, Sweden)
Colin Venters (University of Huddersfield, UK)

The full-day CORE working session will engage participants to develop an ontology of RE approaches. We actively seek both research and industry participation to harness the full breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of the RE community. Approaches will be mapped onto a two-dimensional chart; RE life-cycle and “maturity” of the approach. Participants will propose approaches and collectively determine where each fits in the ontology. We will identify the inputs to and outputs from each approach to show how approaches relate to each other. This will be a rich learning environment in which ideas are shared and new perspectives will emerge. The ontology itself will be a significant tangible asset that will provide an holistic overview of the RE domain. Participants will be able to identify approaches they can use, see areas ripe for new research and opportunities for collaboration. The session will be participatory, engaging and fun.