1st International Workshop on the Interrelations between
Requirements Engineering & Business Process Management (REBPM)
in conjunction with the
22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’14)
25. August 2014
While Requirements Engineering (RE) is concerned with eliciting and managing requirements related to a particular (software) system, Business Process Management (BPM) deals with modeling and managing organizational processes and business objectives. Because information technology is an enabler of business change and business processes are often some part of the software requirements both domains are heavily interrelated, which is also demonstrated by overlapping use of concepts and artifacts. Business processes modeling, for example, serves as an interface between both domains since the models combine knowledge about the business and the involved (software) systems.
The methods and processes concerned with the business people, while trying to achieve similar goals, differ from those concerned with the software/requirements engineers. The goal of this workshop is to analyze and discuss the relations between both domains in order to get an understanding of their joint usefulness and mutual benefits in organizational management and process and software development from both a research and practical point of view so that methods and shared models can be developed in the future.