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
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.
2012 Call-for-Papers in pdf-poster
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: The program has been updated in the Program section.