- 2012

First International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering


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:: Overview ::

Lack of usability and accessibility are common causes for failed software products. In requirement engineering (RE), software teams might focus on functional requirements and ignore system usability and accessibility requirements. This is a high risk which can lead to project and software failure. Including usability and accessibility requirements later in the development stages can be very costly and time consuming. Targeting these concerns, the workshop envisions that research must address the proper integration of system usability and accessibility requirements into the requirements engineering process and also must focus on how to manage and control the evaluation of these requirements in a systematic way.

UsARE 2012 focuses on RE and HCI and will provide a platform for discussing issues which are relevant for both fields. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit contributions including problem statements, technical solutions, experience reports, planned work and vision papers.

The workshop aims at creating awareness in the research and software development communities to start focusing on the following questions:

- How to incorporate system usability and accessibility requirements at early stages of RE;

- How to involve end users in the requirement phases in order to understand the usability and accessibility requirements more properly;

- How to maintain the system usability and accessibility requirements throughout the development alongside other system requirements;

- How to manage and control requirements changes by assessing system usability and accessibility at run-time;

- How usability can improve dynamic elicitation of requirements from the end-users; and

- How requirements for accessibility and usability can be analyzed and managed in case of self-adaptive systems.


(UsARE 2012 Call-for-Papers in pdf-poster form)


IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: The program has been updated in the Program section.



:: Important Dates ::


New Deadline

February 17, 2012

February 24, 2012


March 19, 2012

Camera Ready

March 29, 2012


June 04, 2012

*All submission deadlines are:
   (pago pago American Samoa time)




:: Organizers ::


 Tiziana Catarci 

(SAPIENZA Universitŗ di Roma, Italy)


Anna Perini

(Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)


Norbert Seyff
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)


Shah Rukh Humayoun 
(Technische Universitšt Kaiserslautern, Germany)


Nauman A. Qureshi
(National University of Science and Technology,Pakistan)




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