Past Edition: 2021

Goals of the Workshop

The purpose of the CreaRE’21 workshop was to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and research results. The participants learnt from the speakers and from each other, and gained hands-on experiences in applying creativity techniques themselves. A special goal for this edition of the workshop was to use the tenth edition of the CreaRE workshop to reflect on how the landscape has changed in the decade since it first was held in 2010, and to discuss what the future role of creativity in RE might look like, according to experts in the field.

Workshop Organizers

  • Andrea Herrmann, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Eduard C. Groen, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Maya Daneva, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Patrick Mennig, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

CreaRE Program Committee

  • Sebastian Adam, OSSENO Software GmbH, Germany
  • Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Carina Alves, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Dan Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Jennifer Horkoff, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Meira Levy, Shenkar College, Israel
  • Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy
  • Anitha PC, QC Consulting Group, Bangalore India
  • Kurt Schneider, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

The definitive programme for CreaRE 2021 has been as follows:

Time Author(s) Title
Celebratory 10th Anniversary Track 1: Expert Talks
10:00–10:30 Marcus Trapp, Fraunhofer IESE Creative People are great Thieves with lousy Dealers (Invited Expert)
10:30-11:00 Kim Lauenroth, adesso AG & IREB Against Method. An essay on the importance of studying projects and results for more creativity in RE! (Invited Expert)
11:00-11:30 Kerstin Röse, Siemens UXD RE 4.0 (Invited Expert Talk)
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
Celebratory 10th Anniversary Track 2: Discussion
12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion C[RE]A: The RE in cREativity
12:30-13:00 General Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
Research Track
14:00-14:30 Retrospective: “10 years have got behind us”
14:30-15:00 Luisa Mich, University of Trento Choosing a Creativity Technique for Requirements Elicitation
15:00-15:30 Varun Gupta and Jose Maria Fernandez-Crehuet, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Creativity through Startup and Academia Partnerships: Experience from Real Consulting Project
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
Interactive Session
15:45-17:00 Patrick Mennig, Fraunhofer IESE Force(d) fit? One Year of Facilitating Virtual Creativity Workshops. Success Stories and Challenges