CANADIAN SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS SYMPOSIUM
Advancement of Mathematical Methods
Monday, May 26, 2003
Information Technology Building
The CSRS event will be dedicated to all topics related to software
requirements. The topics are to be interpreted broadly and inclusively,
and in particular cover elicitation, modelling, validation, verification,
documentation and requirements based testing.
The aim of this event is to foster a research community in areas related
to software requirements in Canada through encouraging communication
among researchers. Specific objectives include efforts at integration
as well as the transfer of methods between different groups.
Some of the participants will be asked to make short presentations
(20 minutes). For the academic presentations the aim will be to
answer the following questions:
What research have you done or are you now undertaking to make
requirements analysis methods and requirements processes more useful to
How can mathematical methods contribute to tackling the requirements
problems you are studying?
What research should we be undertaking in the area of software
For the industrial participants the presentations will focus on the following
What are the techniques you are using to deal with requirements in your
practise and why do you think that they are appropriate for your needs?
What are the problems that you are facing with requirements in your
Which problem do you think research should focus on in the near future?
Naturally, some people will spend more time on one of these
questions than on the others. The presentations will be made by both
academic and industrial researchers, with the individuals chosen so as
to cover as many different schools of thought as possible.
The intention of the organizers is that this symposium will foster a
spirit of collaboration and communication within the software
requirements community in Canada. The hope is that the good-will
generated at this year's event will encourage a similar event to be
organized at another Canadian university next year.
Dr. Axel van Lamsweerde will be the keynote speaker. The
work of Dr. van Lamsweerde aims at developing usable languages, methods, and
tools for assisting software engineers in the complex, knowledge-intensive tasks
they face. More information on his research is provided on the following
The deadline for registration is May 5, 2003.
Hotel reservations have to be made by May 1st. To receive the corporate rate,
state that you are attending CSRS at McMaster University.
649 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8S 1A2
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URN Focus Group
URN Focus Group Meeting: Tuesday, May 27, 2003
On the day after the CSRS event there will be a meeting of the URN Focus
Group. All of the participants of the symposium are invited to stay an
additional day and attend the focus group meeting. The details of the
meeting are as follows:
TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00
For further information please contact Daniel Amyot
This symposium has been made possible with support from the Software Quality Research Laboratory,
the Department of Computing and Software and the McMaster University Faculty of Engineering.
If you have any questions, please contact Doris Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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