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*The Landscape of UX Requirements Practices*September 15, 2015 - Bamberg, Germany
In conjunction with INTERACT 2015 (  
Website:*  **
Submission deadline*: June 5, 2015  

*Workshop goal*

Studies of development practices in Information and Communication 
Technology (ICT) companies reveal that usability and user experience 
(UX) are often not addressed consistently or explicitly in current 
development processes. In public and private ICT organizations, where 
agile and lean processes for software development have become widely 
adopted, the requirements for usability and UX are often not formally 
defined or validated. This is due to factors such as limited time, 
periodic changes of goals, and lack of UX requirements methods suitable 
to this new context. Thus, as the agile and lean software development 
processes become pervasive, attention is necessary on defining more 
suitable methods to build and preserve high-quality UX designs along the 
development process. Ultimately, the problem of omission or poor 
formalization of UX requirements is limiting the success of projects in 
both public and private sectors.

The goal of this interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together 
researchers and practitioners who face this problem and have tried 
effective methods to resolve it. /The outcome of the workshop will be a 
descriptive framework that summarizes best practices, differentiates 
them along key dimensions, and identifies obstacles so that 
recommendations for formalizing UX requirements in specific contexts can 
be provided./

*Workshop topics*

·What are key dimensions that differentiate current UX practices around 

·What are the most effective UX requirements methods used by current 
development teams?

·How can usability/UX requirements be objectively verified during and 
after software development?

·How to agree on formats for expressing the usability/UX requirements?

·How to define reusable metrics that allow making the requirements 
objectively verifiable?

Further topics include (but are not limited to):

·The definition of reusable metrics that allow making the requirements 
objectively verifiable, valid, and comprehensive

·The identification of a format for the usability/UX requirements 
document or prototype


*Submission instruction__*

Authors are invited to submit a position or an extended paper using the 
University of Bamberg Press format 
( The submission can 
describe case studies, stories about successful and unsuccessful 
attempts to address the workshop questions, techniques used and lessons 
learned about formal and objectively verifiable usability/UX requirements.

About the type of paper submission, the authors have 2 options:

1.*Position Papers*: describing preliminary work, initial research 
results or vision papers proposing exciting new requirements methods 
used in actual development projects (*1,500-2,000 words*).

2.*Extended Papers*: reporting more substantial research or development 
work. The extended papers report on mature research results and present 
an evaluation that delivers new insight into the problem areas described 
in the workshop themes (*up to 8,000 words*).

/For any of the submission types above the authors are strongly 
encouraged to include visuals from their practice (e.g., diagrams, 
photos, examples of analyses) as part or as appendix of their submission. /

Papers will be reviewed in terms of quality, relevance, innovation, and 
potential to foster discussion. Each paper will be reviewed by two or 
more of the co-organizers, providing authors with the feedback to make 
their contribution relevant. The authors will be notified and the 
accepted papers will be published (1) on the workshop website and (2) 
official adjunct conference proceedings at the University of Bamberg 
Press. At least one author from every accepted paper must plan to attend 
the workshop and present.

The papers can be submitted at:

*Important dates*

·June 5, 2015: Submission deadline

·June 19, 2015: Notification of acceptance and request for revision

·July 1, 2015: Registration to the workshop and camera ready submission

·September 15, 2015: Workshop


*Organizing Committee*

Gregorio Convertino (Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, CA, USA) 
gconvertino [at]
Nancy Frishberg (Financial Engines Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) nancyf [at]

Jettie Hoonhout (Philips Research, Eindhoven, NL) Jettie.hoonhout [at]

Rosa Lanzilotti (Università di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy) 
rosa.lanzilotti [at]

Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir (Reykjavik University, Reykjavík, Iceland) 
Marta [at]

Effie Lai-Chong Law (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK) elaw [at]


Dr. Rosa Lanzilotti
Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari, Italy
Tel.   +39 080 544 3289	 Fax.   +39 080 544 3300
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