The rise of mobile, social and cloud apps required requirements engineering (RE) to adapt itself. The traditional methods of RE are very inefficient in situations involving thousands to millions of current and potential users of a (software) product. The crowd is an interesting source for RE because it produces user feedback in texts and usage data. Being able to respond quickly, effectively and iteratively to the requirements, problems, wishes and needs identified in user feedback can increase a product’s success. Crowd-Based RE (CrowdRE) seeks to provide RE with suitable means for this crowd paradigm.
The Fourth Workshop on Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering (CrowdRE’20) builds on the successes of its previous editions, which unified the visions into a coherent RE approach (CrowdRE'15), established a roadmap and shared resources (CrowdRE'17), and strengthened relationships to artificial intelligence techniques (CrowdRE as special focal topic of AIRE'18), and redefined its scope (CrowdRE’19).
Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Marcus Trapp from Fraunhofer IESE, a passionate and inspiring speaker on designing for innovation. His keynote, entitled Crowd Ideas for Digital Innovation, taps in on the workshop’s recurring thread of CrowdRE applied to innovative settings, such as software ecosystems, smart homes, and smart cities, and will inspire you to think of CrowdRE as a valuable instrument in shaping the digital transformation.