Dept. VIII: Information Systems II


International Workshop on Requirements Prioritization and Communication

Current information can be found at the official Web Presence of RePriCo 2016

March 23, 2015, Essen - Germany

At the 21st International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: 
Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ2015) 



Thanks to all particpants and authors! See you next year again!

The workshop proceedings can be found here. (2015-28-04)
Preliminary program online (2015-12-03)
Accepted papers published (2015-22-02)
Submission deadline extended until 19th of January (2015-16-01)
RePriCo'15 has been accepted to be held at REFSQ2015 in April next year in Essen. (2014-24-12)
You can now submit a paper here(2014-05-12)

Preliminary program

10:30-10:40 Welcome message

10:40-11:10 Kai Petersen1, Nauman Bin Ali1 
(1Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden)
Operationalizing the requirements selection process with study selection procedures from systematic literature reviews

11:10-11:40 Thorsten Merten1, Bastian Mager1, Paul Hübner2, Thomas Quirchmayr2, Barbara Paech2, Simone Bürsner1
(1Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Computer Science, Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2University of Heidelberg, Institute of Computer Science, Heidelberg, Germany)
Requirements Communication in Issue Tracking Systems in four Open-Source Projects

11:40-12:10 Pierre Erasmus1,2, Maya Daneva2
(1SAP Netherlands, 2University of Twente, Netherlands)
An Experience Report on ERP Effort Estimation Driven by Quality Requirements

12:10-12:30 Closing discussion

Call for Papers


It is generally accepted that every software development project has to fulfill (at least some) customer needs to be successful. But unless you have unlimited resources like time and budget you have to decide which customer needs to fulfill (first) and which not (or later). This activity of focusing the future development comprises not merely the application of requirements prioritization methods. Above all it is a communication process between all relevant stakeholders. Basically poor communication is responsible for the gaps between the real needs of the customers, the perception of these needs by the Requirements Engineer and the transformation of these perceptions into detailed requirement specifications. Thus, prioritization and communication are strongly intertwined activities lying in the heart of any requirements engineering process.

Goals of the workshop

The workshop will serve as a platform for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative approaches to prioritization and communication issues in requirements engineering. Topics can either carry out new research approaches with a fundamental theoretical background or best-practices from practitioners. The workshop aims at bringing together the more formal disciplines of decision support using evaluation methods with the more informal domains of negotiation and collaboration. The workshop wants to raise the communities’ awareness to the important linkage of communication and prioritization activities in Requirements Engineering. Especially these activities hold a great potential of mutual enrichment as well as of contributing to new innovative research actions.

Topics of the workshop

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Identification and prioritization of stakeholder and customer groups
  • Elicitation and prioritization of long-term requirements
  • Techniques to classify and categorize requirements
  • Estimation of interdependency between solutions and/or requirements
  • Evaluation of the economy of implementing requirements
  • Success factors of requirements prioritization and communication
  • Megatrends in society and software economy and their impact on requirements prioritization and communication
  • Cultural and social aspects
  • Adaptation of communication theory for requirements prioritization
  • Communicational aspects for requirements negotiation
  • Conflict and consensus management
  • Lessons learnt from projects in the area of e.g. software platforms and ecosystems, cloud and green computing, consumerization and individualization of software, social business
  • Methods to evaluate and prioritize functional and non-functional requirements
  • Analysis and prioritization of customer needs
  • Benchmarking of effective solution alternatives
  • Cost estimation, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis of requirements
  • Tools for prioritizing requirements and communication
  • Situational factors influencing requirements prioritization and communication
  • Requirements prioritization and communication in agile environments
  • Negotiation theory
  • Sustainability and requirements prioritization and communication
  • Influence of power and politics on requirements prioritization and communication
  • Conflict resolution and requirements negotiation
  • Best practices in stakeholder communication for elicitation and prioritization

The evaluation criteria include the relevance of the content relating to the workshop topic, the level of innovativeness, the extent of multidisciplinarity, the practical usability and the possible contribution to future research.


We invite original submissions in following formats:

    • Full research papers (up to 12 pages), including solution papers, empirical studies, surveys, and comparative studies,
    • Experience reports (up to 12 pages), describing positive and negative experiences,
    • Vision papers (up to 6 pages) stating where the research in the field should be heading towards,
    • Problem statements (up to 6 pages) describing open issues of practical or theoretical nature,
    • Research previews (up to 6 pages) reporting on research results at a premature stage.

Please use for formatting the LNCS style. See Springer's “Information for LNCS Authors" for detailed Information.


Accepted workshop papers will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings. You can find the 2015 proceedings of all REFSQ - workshops here.

Click on the image below for former Proceedings of RePriCo (e. g. 2013: ICB Research Report No. 56 or 2012: ICB Research Report No. 52 ). The Proceedings from 2014 can be found here.


Important Dates

Paper Submission (extended): January 16 January 19, 2015
Paper notification: February 6, 2015
Camera-ready: February 20, 2015
Workshop: March 23, 2015

Organizing Information

Sixten Schockert
Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)711/685-82387

Download CfP


The submission is closed.

Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Georg Herzwurm, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Pietsch, University of Applied Sciences Aachen, Germany
Provisional Members
  • Dipl.-Math. Peter Brandenburg, Vodafone D2 GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bjarnason, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr. sci. Math. Thomas Fehlmann, Euro Project Office AG, Switzerland
  • Dr. Andreas Helferich, highQ GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. PD Andrea Herrmann, University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Germany
  • Dipl.-Math. Eberhard Kranich, Software Quality Management Consultant, Germany
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Refflinghaus, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. Sixten Schockert, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Mareike Schoop, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmid, University Hildesheim, Germany
  • Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Streckfuß, iqm Institut für Qualitätsmanagement, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Yoshimichi Watanabe, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. Sixten Schockert, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Annika Lenz, M. Sc., University of Stuttgart, German
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