Sessions / Program

The workshop is intended as a one-day workshop organized into four 90-minutes sessions.


The first opening session is intended to give an introduction to the workshop participants and to provide the participants with the chance to introduce themselves and share their expectations for the workshop.

Opening Keynote: „Sherlock Freud – How to benefit from Criminal Investigation and Psychology in Requirements Engineering“

Markus Wiener, a former police officer currently working as an RE consultant at SOPHIST GmbH, will give the audience insights into the daily work of a police officer, sharing his experience in applying techniques such as profiling, crime scene investigation, as well as securing of evidence. Moreover, he will share his view on how RE elicitation techniques such as interviews and workshops could benefit from (psychological) questioning techniques typically applied during interrogations.

10:30 – 11:00: BREAK


This session will be opened by a paper presentation given by Hermann Kaindl and Davor Svetinovic entitled: „Avoiding Undertrust and Overtrust“. In this presentation, the authors share their thoughts about synergies between RE and human factors.

Afterwards, inspired by the two talks we will ultimatly start our interactive creativity sessions, where our aim is to collaboratively work on innovative RE methods and techniques that adapt ideas from the police domain and human factors domain, respectively.

12:30 –  14:00: LUNCH BREAK

14:00 – 15:30: SESSION III: BREAKOUT

The goal of the breakout session is to collaboratively work on selected ideas (based on results of the exploration session in the morning) and elaborate the synergies with RE-related activities in more detail. To achieve this, we consider dividing the participants into working groups of 4-6 people. Each group will be provided with suitable techniques and material to collaboratively discuss and document findings related to a set of leading questions. Afterwards, each group will then present the elaborated group work results and the insights they gained during their discussions to all workshop participants.

15:30 –  16:00: BREAK

16:00 – 17:30: SESSION IV: BREAKOUT (cont.) & WRAP-UP

The workshop will be closed with a wrap-up session. The goal of this wrap-up session is to agree on a future research agenda, identify collaborations between industry and academia (e.g., communities, networking), and elicit new ideas for future workshops