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Requirements Engineering 2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021

CREW 2021 is a co-located event with the 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
For registration and submission instructions please check the CREW 2021 website

Software-based socio-technical systems are reshaping our world, and in doing so, they are never neutral elements of it. Requirements have long been recognized as a pivotal point where social perspectives get translated into technical specifications. This places unique responsibilities on those active in this space: Their choices have often farther-reaching consequences than the technical choices made in development. Requirements are specified in a social context, so requirements engineering needs a critical understanding of the role that power relations, coercive dynamics, marginalization and politics play in the negotiation of human values, preferences, needs and aspirations. Without it, RE cannot hope to be a force for justice, sustainability, ethics, and other goals that are now central to the computing agenda.

The second Critical Requirements Engineering Workshop again brings together the analytic and modelling strengths of requirements engineering with the critical and social theories that can help our community better reckon with the social forces that shape technology design through requirements.

Website: https://criticalrequirementsengineering.wordpress.com/

Tentative date and time: Sep 27, 10:00-14:00 (EST timezone)


Christoph Becker, University of Toronto, Canada

Doris Allhutter, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria