Deadline Extended to Feb 24 -- ICSE Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering (UsARE)



Deadline Extended to Feb 24 -- ICSE Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering (UsARE)

From: ShahRukh Humayoun <shahrukh33_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 04:52:43 -0800 (PST)
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Due to many requests, the  deadline for paper submission has been extended to February 24.
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UsARE - 2012
First International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused
Requirements Engineering
(http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~usare2012/)
June 04, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland
Held in conjunction with 34th International Conference on Software
Engineering (ICSE 2012)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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The First International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused
Requirements Engineering (UsARE 2012) will be held in Zurich, Switzerland,
June 04, 2012 in conjunction with the 34th International Conference on
Software Engineering (ICSE 2012). UsARE 2012 will focus on Requirements
Engineering (RE) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and will provide a
platform for discussing issues which are relevant for both fields.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit contributions
including problem statements, technical solutions, experience reports,
planned work and vision papers. The workshop will be dedicated to
observations, concepts, approaches, frameworks and practice that allow
understanding, facilitating, and increasing the awareness of the role of
system usability and accessibility requirements and their proper
integration in the requirement engineering process.

TOPICS
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Topics of interest for paper submissions include, but are not limited to:
* Eliciting and negotiation of usability and accessibility requirements
* RE and usability/accessibility aspects in Software Development
* User-centered requirements engineering
* Usability and accessibility requirements management
* RE and Usability at run-time
* Methodologies, frameworks, concepts, and tool support
* Testing/Evaluation
* Case studies and best practices

GOALS
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The workshop aims at achieving the following goals:
* Consolidate research and practices related to the system usability and
accessibility requirements in the overall RE process as a research topic
within the greater fields of RE, software engineering (SE), and
human-computer interaction (HCI).
* Establishing a platform which will bring RE, SE and HCI people closer
together, to discuss integrated approaches/methods enabling “usability and
accessibility focused RE‚ÄĚ.
* Grow the body of knowledge related to “usability and accessibility
focused RE‚ÄĚ, and identifying challenges and future avenues for research
relevant for both academia and industry.
* Provide to requirements engineering, HCI experts, business analyst, and
software engineers a dedicated forum for exchanging ideas and best
practices and thus foster industry-academia collaboration.

SUBMISSIONS
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We invite papers in two categories: research papers (technical solutions
and empirical studies) and practice papers (experiences and problem
statements). In both categories, it is possible to submit full papers (up
to 7 pages) and short/position/vision papers (up to 4 pages).
Papers should be written in English and conform to the ICSE 2012 Format
and Submission Guidelines[http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/icse2012/how-to-submit/]
(keep care of the maximum pages limit). Submissions must be in PDF format.
Papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair
[https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=usare2012].

All papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and
must not have been submitted anywhere else for publication.
The selection of papers will be based on workshop relevance, academic
rigor, innovation, industrial applicability, and quality of writing as
well as the suitability to trigger discussions. The reviewing process will
be open. Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE 2012 electronic
proceedings collection.

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to register
for the workshop and present the paper at the workshop for the paper to be
included in the ICSE 2012 electronic proceedings collection.

IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline:                 Friday, February 17, 2012
Notification of acceptance:         Monday, March 19, 2012
Camera ready submission:         Thursday, March 29, 2012
Workshop:                         Monday, June 04, 2012

Note that all submission deadlines are firm. All submission deadlines are
23:59:59 UTC/GMT - 11 hours (= Pago Pago, American Samoa time).

ORGANIZERS
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Tiziana Catarci, SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Italy
Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler ‚Äď IRST, Italy
Norbert Seyff, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Shah Rukh Humayoun, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany,
SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Italy
Nauman A. Qureshi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler ‚Äď IRST, Italy

Contacts: usare2012@dis.uniroma1.it, humayoun@dis.uniroma1.it

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Achim Ebert, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pete Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK
Giuseppe Santucci, SAPIENZA Università di Roma, Italy
Giuliana Vitiello, University of Salerno, Italy
Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Sotiriois Liaskos, York University, Canada
Stephen Kimani, JKUAT, Kenya
Yael Dubinsky, IBM Research ‚Äď Haifa Lab, Israel
Silvia Gabrielli, Create-Net, Italy
Angelo Susi, FBK-IRST, Italy
Nelly Bancomo, INRIA ‚Äď Paris, France
Ivan Jureta, University of Namur, Belgium
Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy
Saim Rasheed, COMSATS, Pakistan
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
(FORTH), Greece
Massimo Zancanaro, FBK-IRST, Italy
Diana Yifan Xu, University of Central Lancashire, UK
… and workshop organizers
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