NaPiRE constitutes a globally distributed family of surveys on Requirements Engineering. It aims at establishing an open and generalisable set of empirical findings about the status quo as well as practical problems and needs in RE.
The overall goal is to distill empirically sound trends on:
To reach this aim, we conduct the survey in a distributed and bi-yearly replicated manner. NaPiRE is thus comparable to the Chaos Report of the Standish Group with a particular focus on RE. In contrast to the Chaos Report, however, we strictly commit ourselves to follow the principles and values of evidence-based research.
We, that is all researchers contributing to NaPiRE, commit ourselves to certain values and principles. These are:
NaPiRE is a community effort as it results from a collaboration between members of the empirical software engineering research community under the umbrella of the International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN). It is, however, open for everybody to join in contributing to NaPiRE.
NaPiRE is centrally organised following a coordinated process. Each survey is conducted independently by different (self-organised) teams on a two-year basis via our central infrastructure. After each round, the national teams commit themselves (after they potentially publish their results on their own) to disclose the raw (anonymised) data. At the end of each replication cycle, we synthesise the results obtained from the different countries and publish a joint report on the overall results and synergies between national-specific trends. All the reports will be also published on this website.
Everybody can therefore contribute to NaPiRE, either as a respondent or as an organiser running a national instance of NaPiRE. In case you are interested in contributing as a respondent, please contact the organiser of your respective country. In case you are interested in supporting as an organiser, please contact the general organisers!
As researcher and practitioner as well, you benefit from NaPiRE as it shall:
Those two objectives allow not only researchers to steer and evaluate their own research results, but also practitioners to evaluate their own RE situation against industrial trends.
By contributing as a respondent, you can thereby add your personal views and experiences on RE to our knowledge basis. By contributing as an organiser, you can actively steer the development of NaPiRE covering those facets that lay in your particular research field.