Community Workshop to Gather Requirements for SLR Tool Support

3:00 - 5:00 PM - October 9, 2013 - McHenry 1 (13th Floor)

Co-located with ESEM 2013

Technical Report summarizing workshop results available here. Note, paper is under review for EASE'14.
Pictures from workshop available here:


Based on our previous experiences and a community survey, we have identified a number of potential needs within the community. The goal of this workshop is to gather community input and feedback about the need for tool-support in the Systematic Literature Review process. This workshop will provide an opportuntity for reserachers who have taken part in a Systematic Literature Review to interact with each other in a highly-interactive venue so that the group can identify important needs. This workshop is the first in a series of requirements gathering and validation activities that will lead to the development of infrastructure to support the Systematic Literature Review process.


  1. Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop [10 minutes]
  2. Brainstorming Barriers to Current SLR Process [30 minutes]
  3. Unveiling Our Findings [10 minutes]
  4. Small Group Discussion about Brainstorming Results [30 minutes]
  5. Small Group Reports [10 minutes]
  6. Prioritizing [10 minutes]
  7. Summary and Next Steps [10 minutes]


Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama
Nicholas Kraft, University of Alabama
Edgar Hassler, University of Alabama

For more information contact Jeffrey Carver
This workshop is supported in part by NSF Grant 1305395.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Last Updated on February 10, 2014 by Jeffrey Carver