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Wiki-like or crowdsourcing models of collaboration can provide a number of benefits to academic work. These techniques may engage expertise from different disciplines, and potentially increase productivity. This paper presents a model of massively distributed collaborative authorship of academic papers. This model, developed by a collective of thirty… (More)
Introduction As software practitioners and researchers, we are part of the group of people who design the software systems that run our world. Our work has made us increasingly aware of the impact of these systems and the responsibility that comes with our role, at a time when information and communication technologies are shaping the future. We struggle to… (More)
Requirements engineering (RE) often entails interdiscipli-nary groups of people working together to find novel and valuable solutions to a complex design problem. In such situations RE requires creativity in a form where interactions among stakeholders are particularly important: collaborative creativity. However, few studies have explicitly concentrated on… (More)
[Context and Motivation] The word " creativity " is used widely in business and academia, but its meaning may differ greatly depending on context. This may cause confusion in the minds of requirements engineers who have to determine which kinds of creativity are relevant to their project and which creativity tools to use. [Question/Problem] The main goal of… (More)
—This mini-tutorial proposes participants a fun and refreshing learning moment. Through actually playing improvi-sational theatre games in groups themselves, participants will be given the chance to feel what it takes to innovate in teams, and will learn new ways to generate creative ideas when eliciting requirements.
—Many disciplines see a paradigm shift towards more participative processes. Requirements Engineering is a collaboratively creative process, so it entails stakeholder participation to a certain level. But how far should stakeholders be involved? Would more participation result in more sustainable systems? We draw on some studies from other disciplines to… (More)