Workshop Motivation

The Third International Comparing *Requirements* Modeling Approaches (CMA@RE) workshop brings together researchers and practitioners of different requirements modeling approaches to discuss and evaluate their various approaches in the context of a focused case study and provided comparison criteria of modeling approaches from different paradigms (e.g., aspect-oriented, feature-oriented, object-oriented, service-oriented). Such comparisons are critical to help practitioners know under which conditions different approaches are most applicable, and how they might be successfully generalized and combined to achieve end-to-end methods.

This is the first time that the CMA workshop is held at the RE Conference series. Hence, it focuses on (i) increasing the number of represented modeling approaches for requirements engineering, (ii) further improving the existing comparison criteria, and (iii) reflecting on the existing assessments of modeling approaches from previous editions of the CMA workshop held at the MODELS conference series.

These previous editions have produced a focused case study suitable for modeling in its entirety, and a set of comparison criteria that have been successfully applied to several different approaches applicable to various development phases, resulting in a set of assessments of modeling approaches. The CMA workshop solicits three types of submissions:

At the workshop, participants will discuss the submitted models, criteria categorizations, and the submissions on the existing comparison criteria as well as existing assessments. Furthermore, the comparison criteria document may be extended to cover more criteria relevant for the comparison of modeling approaches.

The workshop is co-located with the 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2013) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Digital Library. Accepted models including criteria categorizations will be published in the Repository for Model Driven Development (ReMoDD) while their descriptions will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Digital Library. After the workshop, participants are strongly encouraged to participate in publication of the workshop report which will be part of the workshop proceeding and submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Digital Library, and a more comprehensive journal publication effort spanning results from previous workshops that will focus on the insights gained during the workshops.