Keynote Speakers

  A Brief History of i*

Prof. Dr. Eric Yu

A retrospective perspective of i* by the creator of the requirements engineering language and methodology.


Short Biography

Eric S. K. Yu is Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, and originator of the i* modeling framework. His research interests are in the areas of information systems modeling and design, requirements engineering, knowledge management, and software engineering. Books he has co-authored or co-edited include: Social Modeling for Requirements Engineering (MIT Press, 2011); Conceptual Modeling: Foundations and Applications (Springer, 2009); and Non-Functional Requirements in Software Engineering (Springer, 2000). He is co-editor for the MIT Press book series on Information Systems. He was Program Co-chair for the 27th and 33rd Int. Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER’08, ER’14).

The Standard i*

Dr. Jennifer Horkoff

The standardisation effort will prepare the community with a concensus of what the new generation i* language is.


Short Biography

Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Eric Yu, focused on interactive analysis for agent-goal models. She has been an author or coauthor of more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, or workshops. Her research interests lie in enhancing the use of conceptual modeling for requirements engineering, including the development of interactive analysis techniques, model uncertainty, scalability issues, and the application of conceptual modeling to business intelligence. Jennifer is on the program committee of several international conferences in her field, including RE, and CAiSE, has been on the organizing committee of RE, and has been a co-organizer organizer of several workshops, including iStar, RIGiM, and MReBA.

iStar'16 - Ninth International i* Workshop