Wed 17 Aug 2022 19:20 - 20:10 at Bilby - Conference Opening Chair(s): Jean-Guy Schneider

Dealing with non-functional requirements (NFRs) has posed a challenge onto software engineers for many years. Over the years, many methods and techniques have been proposed to improve their elicitation, documentation, and validation. Knowing more about the state of the practice on these topics may benefit both practitioners’ and researchers’ daily work. A few empirical studies have been conducted in the past, but none under the perspective of software architects, in spite of the great influence that NFRs have on daily architects’ practices. This paper presents some of the findings of an empirical study based on 13 interviews with software architects. It addresses questions such as: who decides the NFRs, what types of NFRs matter to architects, how are NFRs documented, and how are NFRs validated. The results are contextualised with existing previous work.

Wed 17 Aug

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19:00 - 20:10
Conference OpeningOpening and Closing at Bilby
Chair(s): Jean-Guy Schneider Monash University
Day opening
Welcome to RE 2022
Opening and Closing
G: Jean-Guy Schneider Monash University, G: Muneera Bano CSIRO's Data61, P: Eric Knauss Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, P: Gunter Mussbacher McGill University
Most Influential Paper: "How do software architects consider non-functional requirements: An exploratory study"
Opening and Closing
David Ameller no affiliation, Claudia Ayala Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, A: Jordi Cabot Open University of Catalonia, Spain, P: Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya