26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

iStar 2014 - 7th International i* Workshop


A growing number of groups around the world have been using the i* modelling framework in their research on requirements engineering, business process design, organization modelling, software development methodologies, evolution and more. Following successful workshops in Trento (2002), London (2005), Recife (2008), Hammamet (2010), Trento (2011), and Valencia (2013) it is time for another meeting focusing on i*, GRL, Tropos, Techne, and related goal frameworks, to exchange ideas, provide updates on recent work, compare notes, and forge new collaborations.

Although we welcome submissions on all i*-related work, this year we have a special focus on barriers to industrial adoption, with a particular call for experiences from i*-related empirical evaluation (industrial case studies, experiments, surveys).

We cordially invite you and members of your group to join us at the Seventh International i* Workshop. The 2-day workshop will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 16-20 June, 2014, as a co-located event with the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’14).

The objective of the discussion-oriented workshop is to share knowledge, stimulate discussion and foster new lines of research and collaboration among different groups.
To support these goals, we will schedule as much time for discussion as for presentations – the actual time will depend on the final number of accepted papers. If the schedule allows, we plan to include further occasions for discussion in the program, in addition to the customary wrap-up session.


The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive requirements-driven systems
  • Agent-oriented systems development
  • Business intelligence and data analytics
  • Business modeling
  • Business process analysis and design, reengineering
  • Business, service, and software ecosystems
  • Enterprise, systems, and organizational architecture
  • Evaluation, verification and validation
  • Experience reports and case studies
  • Evolution, adaptation, and system dynamics
  • i* modeling techniques: i* modeling concepts, variations and extensions
  • Knowledge management
  • Law and regulatory compliance
  • Metamodels
  • Model analysis and reasoning
  • Networking or integration with other modeling languages or techniques
  • Ontological foundations
  • Requirements engineering
  • Scalability and uncertainty in modeling
  • Security requirements engineering, privacy, and trust
  • Socio-technical systems
  • Software engineering processes and organizations
  • Strategy modeling and business model innovation
  • Tools, visualization, and interaction
  • Variability and personalization


Contributions should be max 6 pages in LNCS format, describing current and ongoing research related to the i* framework. This year, we welcome four types of papers: technical papers, empirical evaluation and experience reports, position papers, and tool papers.

Submissions should provide an overview of the research objectives and describe contributions, including any related tools and evaluation experience. Contributions should outline ongoing and future work and provide key references.

Tool papers should include references to download information, documentation, and system features. We encourage those submitting a tool paper to create or update a page on the i* wiki. Contact istarwiki@dbis.rwth-aachen.de if you require a new user name and password for the wiki.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted work will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series and should be uploaded to easychair

Important dates

Abstracts Due: March 31st, 2014
Paper Deadline: April 7th, 2014
Notification: May 5th, 2014
Camera Ready & Author Registration Deadline: May 12th, 2014
iStar 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece: June 16th-17th, 2014

Organizing Committee

  • Jennifer Horkoff, University of Trento, Italy
  • Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University,The Netherlands

Steering committee

  • Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Xavier Franch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
  • Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada

Program Committee

  • Fernanda Alencar, UFPE, Brazil
  • Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Carlos Cares, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Dolors Costal, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Luiz Marcio Cysneiros, York University, Canada
  • Neil Ernst, Software Engineering Institute, United States
  • Hugo Estrada, CENIDET, Mexico
  • Sepideh Ghanavati, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Paolo Giorgini, University of Trento, Italy
  • Daniel Gross, University of Toronto, Canada & Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Alexei Lapouchnian, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Julio Cesar Leite, PUC-Rio, Brazil
  • Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
  • Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • James Lockerbie, City University London, United Kingdom
  • Lidia Lopez, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Alejandro MatΓ©, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Mirko Morandini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London, United Kingdom
  • Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Canada
  • Elda Paja, University of Trento, Italy
  • Oscar Pastor Lopez, Valencia, Spain
  • Michalis Pavlidis, University of East London, United Kingdom
  • Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Michael Petit, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Andre Rifaut, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Vitor E. Silva Souza, Federal University of EspΓ­rito Santo, Brazil
  • Angelo Susi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Juan Trujillo, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Yves Wautelet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden

Workshop's website


last updated on: 16:07, Thursday 27th, March 2014