3rd International i* Workshop Discussion and Wrap-Up
Expressive power: need of adapting “core” i* (domain-oriented, e.g. dwarehouse)
Beware of preserving semantics wrt core concepts (connection with ontology).
This stability is also important for industrial acceptance. But there is not a full agreement in the need/feasibility (e.g., the AO case was mentioned) of reaching such a consensus; but it seems clearer the need of at least having explicit the foundations of each proposal. It also may depend on novice/practitioner wrt expert.
(i* Guide) may help come to consensus, we should make the semantics explicit, even if they are different.
Lack of structure: requires methodological guidance
Comparison with other approaches
More sophisticated tool support
Challenge: time to put i* into practice: definition as standard
Next workshop should show many cases of practical application
There will be cases of both failure and success
Sharing industrial experiences; how to disseminate sensitive information
Strategies for making connections to industry
Restrictions on publishing
Connect i* to development, traceability
Training and education; opportunity of a tutorial (also local tutorials)
Tackle model complexity
Related to comparision with other approaches, expressive power, merging metamodels
Community-related issues: use of Google Scholar as underlying databases with queries on top for wiki publications; use of tagging facilities of del.icio.us (thanks Julio!); link from your web pages
Workshop: proceedings ok but length?
An option could be different types of contributions;
Making presentations available (could be asked in advance);
Avoid making the workshop another conference;
Special issue, possibilities mentioned: REJ, CACM (short contributions), IET Software (broader audience)