5th IEEE International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering

In conjunction with the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'15), Ottawa, Canada

The International Workshop series on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE) aims to increase the cross-fertilization of Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) methods and Requirements Engineering (RE) by actively encouraging the exchange of ideas to understand why and how the empirical methods from ESE can help assess and improve existing or new approaches in RE. The 5th EmpiRE workshop’s goals are to open up the inter-disciplinary debate on the steadily moving frontiers in empirical RE, to help leverage past investments in empirical RE studies to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration, and to extend the network of practitioners and researchers involved in empirical RE studies.

Keynote speaker: Prof Dr Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
"Experiences with empirical work as part of a PhD"

Prof Dr Barbara Paech holds the chair „Software Engineering“ at the University of Heidelberg. Her teaching and research focuses on methods and processes to ensure quality of software with adequate effort. Since many years she is particularly active in the area of requirements, rational and quality engineering. Based on her experiences as department head at the Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering her research is often empirical and in close cooperation with industry. She has headed several industrial, national and international research and transfer projects and has served several functions (including invited talks, program co-chair, steering committee member) at well-known requirements-engineering events such as RE or REFSQ. She was spokeswoman of the section “Software Engineering” in the German computer science society for 6 years and is founding member of the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB).