Special Workshop Theme: “What can other disciplines learn from requirements engineering?”

Similar to the previous editions, the D4RE’20 workshop is a one-day workshop organized into four 1.5-hour sessions. Thereby, the major part of the workshop will consist of interactive break-out sessions in which the participants will be guided by suitable (creativity) techniques and material to collaboratively discuss and elaborate bidirectional synergies between best practices / techniques of other disciplines and RE-related activities.

Please note that the workshop will be held virtually.

The detailed program is planned as follows:


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.

The second part of this session is dedicated to an inspiring keynote that is well in line with the special theme of this fourth edition.

Keynote: „Lessons Learned from and for Requirements Engineering and Building Construction: A Case Study of Requirements Engineering for a Synagogue Kitchen with Use Cases and Scenarios“ (Daniel Berry)

This keynote provides a set of lessons learned for RE and for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction and will be followed by an interactive discussion on similar experience made by the audience.

Here you can download the keynote slides.

Thank you Dan!

12:00 – 13:00: BREAK


In this session, the authors of accepted papers will present their ideas, experiences, and challenges.:

Paper 1: „ Is the “Job Map” the Next-Generation “Story Map”? Investigating the Application of Jobs-To-Be-Done for Requirements Engineering in Agile Projects“ (Christoph Settelen, Norbert Seyff and Anne Hess)

You can download the presentation slides here.

Paper 2: „The Importance of Requirements Engineering for Teaching Large Visualization Classes“ (Michael Burch)

You can download the presentation slides here.

Afterwards, inspired by the keynote and talks we will  introduce and start our interactive creativity sessions by first exploring a set of initial ideas for possible synergies between other disciplines and RE with the help of suitable creativity techniques.

14:30 –  15:00: BREAK

15:00 – 16:30: SESSION III: BREAKOUT

The goal of the breakout session is to collaboratively work on selected ideas (based on results of the inspirations session ) and elaborate selected synergies between other disciplines 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.

16:30 –  17:00: BREAK

17:00 – 18:30: SESSION IV: WRAP-UP

In this session, each group will then present the elaborated group work results and the insights they gained during their discussions to all workshop participants. The workshop will be closed with a discussion and feedback session.