Workshop Motivation and Objectives

The Ninth International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering (MoDRE) workshop continues to provide a forum to discuss the challenges of Model-Driven Development (MDD) for Requirements Engineering (RE). Building on the interest of MDD for design and implementation, RE may benefit from MDD techniques when properly balancing flexibility for capturing varied user needs with formal rigidity required for model transformations as well as high-level abstraction with information richness. MoDRE seeks to explore those areas of requirements engineering that have not yet been formalized sufficiently to be incorporated into a model-driven development environment as well as how requirements engineering models may benefit from emerging topics in the model-driven community, such as flexible modeling or collaborative modeling. This workshop intends to identify new challenges, discuss on-going work and potential solutions, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MDD approaches for RE, foster stimulating discussions on the topic, and provide opportunities to apply MDD approaches for RE. As a focused theme, the edition of 2019 invites papers exploring the use and combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Modeling Languages for Model-driven RE and Adaptive Systems Modeling.

The workshop is co-located with the 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2019) in Jeju Island, South Korea, in September 2019. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Digital Library.

John Mylopolous

Keynote Speaker - John Mylopoulos:
"A Refinement Calculus for Requirements Engineering"

Professor John Mylopoulos is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa. He received his BEng degree from Brown University in 1966 and his PhD degree from Princeton in 1970, the year he joined the faculty of the University of Toronto. His research interests include requirements engineering, data semantics and knowledge management. He retired from Toronto in 2009, and joined the University of Trento (Italy) where he led a large European project on Software Engineering (2011-16).

John Mylopoulos is the recipient of the first Outstanding Services Award given by the Canadian AI Society (1992), a co-recipient of the most influential paper award of the 1994 International Conference on Software Engineering, a fellow of the American Association for AI (AAAI), the elected president of the VLDB Endowment (1998-01, re-elected for the period 2002-05), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Overview of Workshop Format

The format of the workshop reflects the goals of the workshop: constructive feedback for accepted workshop papers, collaboration, and community building. The workshop will be highly interactive with a few paper presentations, a keynote presentation currently planned for the pre-lunch session, and plenary brainstorming and general discussion sessions. The discussion topics are chosen based on the specific interests of the participants. The short presentations and the results of the brainstorming and discussion sessions are posted on the workshop website after the workshop.

A group dinner in the evening of the workshop day offers further opportunities of community building and discussions.