RE Cares about giving back to society:
Employing RE techniques and hackathon for Jeju Island

Co-located with RE 2019
Previous Edition: RE Cares 2018 
The goal for 2019 is to develop, for the Jeju Creative Economy and Innovation Center (JCEIC), one or more apps supporting travelers around the "Hawaii" of South Korea  (Jeju Island) in planning
and communicating, taking into account peaks of traffic in transportation routes and crowds in attractions, about travel routes (along with transportation options and schedules) to tourist and other locations. A special focus will be supporting those with disabilities.
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NEWS: See the summary slides and app video
RE Cares is a series of RE sessions and hackathon to work with real stakeholders to elicit and specify requirements, as well as to develop an initial design and prototype early features for an app to be used by the Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation(J-CCEI) in Jeju Island, South Korea.
All RE participants are welcome to join RE Cares. We particularly encourage students to join us. Check back here as we start to post early requirements and domain descriptions.


RE Cares is the initiative, along with the 2019 Requirements Engineering conference, intended to help society by adopting the latest software engineering research and practice as applied to important societal problems.


RE Cares is a new undertaking to apply our RE expertise and beyond to social issues and/or philanthropic undertakings in order to show we care and to "do good."

Workshop Format

RE Cares is designed to elicit requirements from multiple stakeholders. We currently have  ten representatives from the Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (J-CCEI): director, three college students who can program, five high school students who can contribute to the problem solving process, one to two people who are fluent in English, one person who is seeking a position in the job market.


We will hear the story of the Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (J-CCEI), their previous and current challenges, and the current app that they request.  


During the session, participants will raise questions in order to understand the different needs represented by the stakeholders. Then the participants will discuss requirements that were gathered ahead of time for the app as well as continue to gather requirements from the stakeholders. 


Two techniques have been selected for use at RE Cares. Participants will apply their expertise in assisting with these two techniques to build specifications, to develop initial design, and to prototype a few features.

Beyond the Workshop: RE Cares is a Co-Located Event


After the Monday workshop, RE Cares will continue with a follow-on requirements elicitation session and a design session on Wednesday and as well as an all day hackathon on Thursday.