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MAST@RE19 – Best Poster and Tool award, Paper presentations, workshop organization

Highlights

  • Six MAST members attended RE19
  • 1 full paper, 1 workshop paper, 2 Poster and Tool demos
  • AffectRE workshop organization
  • Best Tool and Demo award

Paper Presentations

Six members of the MAST team attended the 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference RE19 (Sept. 23rd – 27th) on Jeju Island, South Korea.

We presented 1 conference paper, 1 workshop paper, as well as 2 Poster and Tool demos.

  • Extracting and Analyzing Context Information in User-Support Conversations on Twitter, Daniel Martens and Walid Maalej. [preprint]
  • Classifying Multilingual User Feedback using Traditional Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Christoph Stanik, Marlo Haering, and Walid Maalej. [preprint]
  • Requirements Intelligence with OpenReq Analytics, Christoph Stanik and Walid Maalej. [preprint] [poster] [video]
  • OpenReq Issue Link Map: A Tool to Visualize Issue Links in Jira, Clara Marie Lüders, Mikko Raatikainen, Joaquim Motger, and Walid Maalej. [preprint] [poster] [video]

Workshop Organization

Davide Fucci and Walid Maalej from MAST, as well as Simone Kühn from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development organized the AffectRE workshop.

The topic of the workshop can be summarized as: As software systems are designed and used by human beings which can be characterized by emotions, the aim of Affective Computing is to study the development of software systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and exploit human affects, feelings, emotion, attitudes and personalities.

The program included Jan Ole Johannsen from the Technische Universität München as the keynote speaker, as well as the presentations of the five accepted papers.

Best Tool and Demo Award

We are proud for receiving the best RE’19 Poster and Tool Demo award for our contribution: Requirements Intelligence with OpenReq Analytics.
The tool is being developed in the Horizon 2020 Project OpenReq. The tool is meant to support requirements engineering related tasks by analyzing user feedback from social media and app stores. Currently, it provides three distinct views – a dashboard that reports the general health of a software product or service, focus views for filtering and reading user feedback, and a competitor comparison. The tool is briefly introduced in the linked video. The linked poster further summarizes the contribution.

Further Impressions

The SEmotion workshop will take place for the fourth time at ICSE 2019

The SEmotion workshop focuses on topics at the intersection of affective computing and software engineering.

Affective states such as personality traits, attitudes, moods, and emotions play a crucial role for developers performance as well as for the success of their product. For example, several software engineering tasks include acceptance and negotiation activities in which emotions play a crucial role—e.g., discussion about issues found on GitHub, or request for help on StackOverflow.

SEmotion is now at its fourth edition and has created an international community for researchers and practitioners in the area to present and discuss their work in progress regarding empirical studies, theoretical models, and tools to support affective computing in software engineering.

As for the previous three editions, SEmotion will be co-located with ICSE, a premier conference for software engineering research, in Montreal, Canada. This edition will be co organized by Davide Fucci from MAST, together with Bonita Sharif from the University of Nebraska in USA, and Giuseppe DeStefanis from Brunel Univesity in UK.

The SEmotion workshop series started in 2016 when ICSE took place in Austin, Texas and was co-organized by prof. Walid Maalej. Since then, researchers from MAST have contributed to the workshop programme and presented their work to this community.

For more information, check the workshop website.

RE’18 was a great success!

From the 20-24th of August over 300 researchers met at the beautiful Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada) to present and discuss their latest findings at the 26th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’18).

The week was filled with an interesting program. Tutorials, workshops, a doctoral symposium, and an industry day (a sign that the community is making an impact) took place before the three-day main conference.

The main conference (click here for the full program) displayed bleeding-edge research in requirements engineering. Three compelling keynotes—delivered from two world-renowned researchers and a representative of the self-driving car industry—accompanied the sessions. Junior and experienced researchers presented studies, from theoretical to data-driven, in several domains following this year’s theme “Crossing Boundaries and Increasing Impact.” Prof. Walid Maalej was part of the organization and, according to many old-time attendants, RE’18 was one of the most successful in the series. 

RE’18 featured also the first edition of AffectRE (co-organized by Davide Fucci), a workshop dedicated to bringing together researchers interested in studying emotions, moods, and affective states to support better requirements engineering practices and tools. The workshop had a good attendance (between 15 and 20 people) and included two invited talks, four research papers, as well as a discussion session to plan the next steps in this emergent community.

For details about what went on during both events, you can follow the #RE18 and #AffectRE18 hashtags on Twitter. Pictures of the event are available here.

The conference (and possibly the AffectRE workshop) will be back next year in Jeju Island (South Korea) for RE’19! 

MAST @ ICSE 2018

Our research group was represented at this year’s ICSE, the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering. The conference took place from May 27 until June 03 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Davide Fucci published his work Sensing Developers’ Emotions: The Design of a Replicated Experiment at the 3rd International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering (SEmotion), co-authored with Daniela Girardi, Filippo Lanubile, and Nicole Novielli from University of Bari. 

Further, Dr. Davide Fucci presented a poster on The Effect of Noise on Requirements Comprehension, with Simone Romano, Giuseppe Scanniello, Natalia Juristo, and Burak Turhan.

Daniel Martens and Walid Maalej presented their work ReviewChain: Untampered Product Reviews on the Blockchain at the 1st International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain (WETSEB).

Yen Dieu Pham presented her work A First Implementation of a Design Thinking Workshop During a Mobile App Development Course Project at the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering Education for Millennials (SEEM), co-authored with Davide Fucci, and Walid Maalej.

More information about the conference and the schedule of the presentations can be found at the ICSE website.

Prof. Maalej selected as PC Co-Chair of IEEE RE’18

Prof. Walid Maalej is program co-chair of the 26th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’18). Further, the conference chairs include Prof. Daniel Amyot (program co-chair) and Dr. Guenther Ruhe (general chair).

The RE’18 conference will be held from 20 to 24 August 2018 at the world famous Banff center in Alberta, Canada. The conference invites submissions in all areas of RE including elicitation, specification, modeling, analysis, verification, and evolution:

“The conference will offer an extensive program of interest to academia, government and industry. It will include several distinguished keynote speakers and three conference days full of papers, panels, posters and demos. A series of exciting tutorials to develop skills in and advance awareness of requirements engineering practices is of particular interest to industry. Two days of workshops as well as doctoral symposium offer forums for participants to present cutting-edge techniques and approaches in particular fields.”

 

To get an impression of the city of Banff and the Banff centre a short video on YouTube is available:

 

The call for papers includes the following categories of papers:

  • Research papers
  • RE@Next! papers
  • Data track papers
  • Industry papers

The RE’18 also welcomes submissions for:

  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Panels and interactive events
  • Posters and tool demos
  • Doctoral symposium

For more information visit the RE’18 website. Besides the RE’18 conference, Prof. Maalej has successfully organized more than 15 international scientific events and served in the PC of numerous conferences including ICSE, RE, OSS, and ESEC/FSE.

MAST @ ICSE 2017

Our research group was represented at this year’s ICSE, the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering.

Dr. Davide Fucci presented his work originally published in Transactions of Software Engineering (TSE):

Davide Fucci, Hakan Erdogmus, Burak Turhan, Markku Oivo, Natalia Juristo: A Dissection of Test-Driven Development: Does It Really Matter to Test-First or to Test-Last?

Daniel Martens and Timo Johann presented their work at the Second International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering co-organized by Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej:

Daniel Martens and Timo Johann: On the Emotion of Users in App Reviews

More information about the conference and the schedule of the presentations can be found at the ICSE website.

Date the Science

Prof. Maalej participated this year in the initiative Date the Science in Hamburg. He “dated” about 80 young and curious high-school students and talked with them about “Social Informatics”.

15 scientists from 5 different Universities in Hamburg offered for high school students insights into their research topics and daily work. The research topics were diverse focusing on Natural Sciences, Technology, and Engineering. This date should motivate young students to study Science and Engineering and help them pick up the right major.

This year the 5th date with scientists was organized at the Helmut-Schmidt-Univeristy.A� The event is part of a larger initiative of all universities and the city of Hamburg since 2007 to get young students enthusiastic about Science, Technology and Engineering and increase the number of university students in these fields. The online portal for this initiative is called MINTSTUDIUM.HAMBURG.

More about the event can be found on the following links (in German)

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Best Research Paper at RE’15

Our paper a�?Bug Report, Feature Request, or Simply Praise? On Automatically Classifying App Reviewsa�? authored by Walid Maalej and Hadeer Nabil has been selected at the 23rd International IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE15) as Best Research Paper.

The awarded paper was a.o the result of the research visit of Hadeer Nabil and her Master thesis supervised by Prof. Maalej.

RE is the primer research conference in the field of requirements engineering. It has an acceptance rate of ~15-25% and yearly attracts 250-400 researchers and experts in the field. This year the conference took place Ottowa Canada. More information.
The most influential paper went this year to Paolo Giorgini, Fabio Massacci, John Mylopoulos and Nicola Zannone and was awarded for the Paper “Modeling security requirements through ownership, permission and delegation”

You can download our awarded Paper here.

Prof. Maalej receives the Microsoft Award for Software Engineering Innovation

Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej was honored with theA�Microsoft Award for Software Engineering Innovation. He received the award at theA�annual Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Day. The SEIF dayA�brings together the SEIF winners, influential software engineering researchers, and researchers from Microsoft Research to present and discuss existing software engineering projects being pursued by the SEIF community, and future directions in software engineering research.A�

The SEIF day takes place during theA�fifteenth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej met with leading academic researchers and educators as well as Microsoft researchers and engineers to explore future technology trends that will define the twenty-first century.

MOBIS presents 5 papers at the IEEE RE’14

Our research group is strongly represented at this year’s RE, the 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference.A�MOBIS members will present the following 2 papers at the main conference:

Furthermore, MOBIS members will present the following 3 papers at the conference collocated workshops:

More information about the conference and the schedule of the presentations can be found at the RE website.A�A�

Crowdsourcing Requirements in the Mobile Era

Prof. Maalej gives the keynote at the Annual German Meeting on Requirements Engineering (GI-Fachgruppen-Treffen Requirements Engineering). The talk is on “Crowdsourcing Requirements in the Mobile Era” and is in German.A�
This year the meeting takes place in Ilmenau and the main focus is on a�zRequirements Engineering for Mobile Applicationsa�?. More info including the full program of the meeting can be foundA�here.