Fifth International Workshop on Affective Computing in Requirements Engineering

Workshop on September 5, 2023 in conjunction with RE'23 in Hannover, Germany.

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Topics of Interest

We intend the workshop to be primarily a forum for presentation and discussion of:

  • New ideas identifying synergies between RE and affective computing, including emotions, affects, psychometrics, and cognition;
  • New research questions for the agenda of the community;
  • Affective computing approaches applied to RE;
  • New methods of engineering emotional requirements;
  • Empirical studies;
  • Preliminary results

This workshop addresses affective computing in RE. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of affective and cognitive states (affects, emotions, moods, attitudes, personality traits) on individual and group performance, commitment and collaboration in RE;
  • Methods and artifacts for elicitation and representation of emotional requirements, including the relevant approaches of participatory design (co-design);
  • Leveraging affective feedback by stakeholders to improve requirements, tools, and processes (e.g., capturing and analyzing the sentiments of users and community feedback and sentiment analysis of product reviews);
  • Exploration of biometric sensors emerging from new commercial hardware which enable new measurement techniques to support the verification and validation of functional, nonfunctional (quality) and emotional requirements;
  • Emotional and cognitive aspects of interactions between RE and other activities of a software process, such as testing (e.g., in the communication between requirements engineers and testers);
  • Design, development, and evaluation of frameworks and tools for eliciting, representing and validating emotional requirements;
  • Ethnographic approaches to monitor affective factors in workplaces of IT industry;
  • Defining or adapting psychological models to RE (e.g., understanding the triggers behind positive and negative emotions, modeling coarse vs. fine-grained emotions, and applying up-to-date theories of emotion);
  • Detection of affective and cognitive states from the multimodal analysis of spontaneous communicative behavior, such as a natural language, body postures and gestures, speech, or conversations;
  • Sensing from communication artifacts (e.g., message boards, social media) and techniques/tools for extracting and summarizing affects and emotions from such channels;
  • Interplay between affects and exogenous or endogenous workplace factors (e.g., physical location of the stakeholders, organizational hierarchy, adopted technologies);
  • Emotion and cognition awareness in cross-cultural stakeholder teams (e.g., in global software development);
  • The relationship and interplay between emotional requirements and human values in different cultural contexts;
  • Mutual emotion-awareness: affect display rules and how displaying emotions enhances trust, appreciation, cooperation, and other outcomes of RE activities;
  • Software frameworks, APIs, and patterns for designing and maintaining affect- and cognitive-aware RE systems (e.g., for integrating sensing of affects in requirements management tools).
Important Dates
Deadlines are due at 23:59 AoE.

Abstract Submission (optional):
June 2, 2023
Paper Submission:
June 16, 2023
Author Notification:
July 7, 2023

Camera Ready Submission:
July 21, 2023

Workshop Day:
September 5, 2023

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