RE2018 Workshop, August 21 2018, Banff, Canada
In the recent years, a trend has emerged to study the role of affective states in software development, including personality traits, attitudes, moods, opinions, sentiments, and emotions. Affective computing, i.e., the study and development of software systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and exploit human affect, has been considered a promising approach. Several requirements engineering tasks include acceptance and negotiation activities in which affect emotions plays a crucial role. For example, from requirements elicitation to negotiation, from modeling to prioritization, different emotions arise and evolve for stakeholders with different personality traits—including the final users.
Currently, contributions in this area lack a dedicated forum. This workshop aims at creating an international and sustainable community where researchers and practitioners interested in the role of affect in requirements engineering can meet, present, and discuss their work-in-progress. The workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on the potential contribution of affective computing to requirements engineering. We solicit contributions about empirical studies, theoretical models, as well as tools for supporting affective computing in requirements engineering.
This workshop aims at identifying addressing opportunities and challenges posed by affect recognition and modeling in requirements engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
We invite three types of contributions:
These different categories offer researchers who are at different stages in their research maturity the opportunity to benefit from workshop participation. Page limits include references. Empirical evaluations and industrial experience reports are welcome.
Three members from the international program committee will review each submission. Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, relevance to the workshop, and their potential for discussion. The papers with the best reviews will be accepted to be presented in the workshop.
All papers must be in English and must conform, at time of submission, to the ACM formatting instructions. Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format. Submissions should be made through EasyChair.
For formatting instructions, please see here.