CERE'06 logo The Fourth International Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
September 11, 2006

Held in conjunction with the
14th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'06).
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Workshop Programme

Monday, September 11, 2006
9.00–9.15 Welcome and introduction
9.15–10.30 Paper Session 1: Evaluation criteria
Paper #1: Using Expertise as a Framework for Evaluating Requirements Technology by Ban Al-Ani and Susan Sim [slides]
Paper #2: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering Method by Huzam Al-Subaie and Tom Maibaum [slides]
Discussant reply
Open discussion
10.30–11.00 Coffee
11.00–12.30 Paper Session 2: Frameworks for evaluating RE for product families
Paper #3: Criteria for Comparing Requirements Variability Modeling Notations for Product Lines by Olfa Djebbi and Camille Salinesi [slides]
Paper #4: Comparative semantics of Feature Diagrams: FFD vs. vDFD by Jean-Christophe Trigaux, Patrick Heymans, Pierre-Yves Schobbens and Andreas Classen [slides]
Discussant reply
Open discussion
12.30–2.00 Lunch
2.00–3.15 Paper Session 3: Formative evaluation for RE techniques
Paper #5: Using a Hybrid Method for Formalizing Informal Stakeholder Requirements Inputs by Hasan Kitapci and Barry Boehm [slides]
Paper #6: On a Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Social-Agent Scenario Visualization by Thomas Alspaugh, Eric Baumer and Bill Tomlinson [slides]
Discussant reply
Open discussion
3.15–3.30 Organisation of break-out groups
3.30–4.00 Coffee
4.00–5.00 Break-out group meetings
5.00–5.30 Group reports and wrap-up

Discussant assignments (see Workshop format):
Paper # To be discussed by authors of paper #s
1 2 & 3
2 1 & 4
3 4 & 5
4 3 & 6
5 6 & 1
6 5 & 2

A copy of a template slide for use by discussants is available in ppt and pdf format.