How do practitioners perceive the relevance of requirements engineering research? An ongoing study
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
The relevance of Requirements Engineering (RE) research to practitioners is a prerequisite for problem-driven research in the area and key for a long-term dissemination of research results to everyday practice. To understand better how industry practitioners perceive the practical relevance of RE research, we have initiated the RE-Pract project, an international collaboration conducting an empirical study. This project opts for a replication of previous work done in two different domains and relies on survey research. To this end, we have designed a survey to be sent to several hundred industry practitioners at various companies around the world and ask them to rate their perceived practical relevance of the research described in a sample of 418 RE papers published between 2010 and 2015 at the RE, ICSE, FSE, ESEC/FSE, ESEM and REFSQ conferences. In this paper, we summarize our research protocol and present the current status of our study and the planned future steps.
CitationFranch, X., Méndez, D., Oriol, M., Vogelsang, A., Heldal, R., Knauss, E., Travassos, G., Carver, J. C., Dieste, O., Zimmermann, T. How do practitioners perceive the relevance of requirements engineering research? An ongoing study. A: IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. "2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference: 4–8 September 2017, Lisbon, Portugal: proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 382-387.