6th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education and Training


April 6, 2011 Following the success of the five previous workshops on Requirements Engineering Education and Training (REET 2005, 2007--2010), this workshop will address issues related to RE education, both as part of a formal university degree and as ongoing skills training within the workplace. The workshop is intended to go much deeper than a surface discussion of curriculum issues and will examine specific ideas and techniques for teaching and assessing skills needed by an effective requirements engineer.

Workshop Themes

Curriculum design
  • Curriculum for undergraduate and graduate level RE studies
  • Mapping RE elements from the SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body Of Knowledge) to RE curricula
  • Identifying and incorporating specific RE related topics into the general curriculum and/or software engineering courses
  • Curriculum for industrial training programs
Techniques for teaching specific RE related skills
  • Creative methods for teaching stakeholder identification, requirements elicitation, negotiation and consensus building, requirements writing, and other critical RE skills
  • Specific tools, exercises, and assignments developed to support RE skills training
Assessment methods and practices of RE knowledge and skills
  • Which assessment method to use: exam, test, case study, essay, report, presentation, or something else?
  • Strategies for assessment of learning soft skills
  • What should students be able to do as a result of learning RE?
  • Methods of objectively measuring assessments
Effective pedagogical methods for teaching RE skills
  • Survey results related to topics such as the effectiveness of teaching methods, RE skills needed to be effective in industry, skill mismatches between graduating students and industry needs etc.
  • Studies into the effectiveness of requirements engineering educational practices
  • Experience reports including industrial training and university level curriculum