3rd International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MReBA)

Co-located with International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2016) 


Requirements Engineering (RE) aims at capturing desired system functionality and qualities. Though often specified in natural language, such information is also captured in conceptual models for sharing a collaborative perception of requirements, to facilitate analysis, and to transform into architecture design and code.

In practice, requirements activities often fall under the heading of Business Analysis (BA), determining how a business can make use of technology in order to improve its operations, meet targets, and thrive in a competitive economy. Use of models in this context allows for an explicit consideration of business strategy, including operationalization of strategies in terms of system requirements.

The MReBA workshop arises from a revitalization of the RIGiM (Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling) workshop series. The third MReBA aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between Requirements Engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular how requirements modeling can be effectively used as part of business analysis.


Submissions should address the relation between Requirements Engineering and/or Business Analysis and conceptual modelling on the selected topic. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Modelling for Business Analysis and Business Intelligence
- Elicitation, analysis and evaluation of requirements
- Domain understanding and scenarios analysis
- Management and reuse of requirements
- Capturing prioritization, customization and preferences
- Modelling methodologies, processes, and methods
- Stakeholder analysis and communication
- Requirements as part of Enterprise Modelling and Enterprise Architecture
- Goal/Intention-Oriented Requirements Engineering (GORE)
- Modelling as part of collaborative RE/BA
- RE/BA model scalability, complexity, and modularity
- Industrial or systems requirements modeling
- Model feedback and validation
- RE/BA language interoperability, integration, transformation
- Ontological perspectives on RE/BA models
- Capturing laws, regulation, and compliance
- Visual notation for RE/BA models
- Analysis and reasoning, including decision support
- Modelling security, privacy, risk, and safety
- Industrial experiences, empirical studies and tools related to RE/BA modelling


We aim for a highly interactive forum with an emphasis on discussion. The working language is English.

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Thus, authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. See http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details.


We solicit three types of papers: full papers (10 pages max), including technical papers and empirical evaluations (case studies, experience reports, surveys); position or vision papers (6 pages max); and industrial problem statements (6 pages max).


Submission via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mreba16