UU/SIKS Symposium on Natural Language in Requirements Engineering

Event Timing: November 30th, 2017
Event Address: Maltezerhuis, Nieuwegracht 14, 3512 LR Utrecht, The Netherlands
Organizer: Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University (f.dalpiaz@uu.nl)

Utrecht University and SIKS jointly organized a symposium on Natural Language in Requirements Engineering before the PhD defense of Garm Lucassen on November 30th, 2017. The symposium hosted a scientific debate on the theories for natural language (processing) in the requirements engineering discipline. Natural language is still by far the most popular notation that practitioners use to represent and document requirements.


9.00-9.15 Welcome coffee

9.15-9.25 Fabiano Dalpiaz (Utrecht University, NL): Introduction [pdf]
9.25-10.00 Lionel Briand (Université du Luxembourg, LUX): Analyzing Natural-Language Requirements: Industrial needs and scalable solutions [pdf]
10.00-10.25 Paola Spoletini (Kennesaw State University, USA): A comprehensive approach to support the analyst before, during, and after requirements elicitation interviews [pdf]

10.25-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-11.10 Alessio Ferrari (National Research Council, IT): Ambiguity in Requirements Engineering [pdf]
11.10-11.35 Maya Daneva (University of Twente, NL): What do we know about the actual use of crowdsourced feedback in support of RE activities? [pdf]
11.35-12.10 Yves Wautelet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE): Using a Goal-Driven Approach to Structure User Story Sets [pdf]

12.10-13.15 Lunch

13.15-13.50 Vincenzo Gervasi (University of Pisa, IT): History and Evolution: NLP approaches to RE [pdf]
13.50-14.15 Garm Lucassen (Utrecht University, NL): Understanding User Stories: Computational Linguistics in Agile Requirements Engineering [pdf]
14.15-14.30 Fabiano Dalpiaz (Utrecht University, NL): Discussion and wrap-up [pdf]