Help With Submissions

If you have never previously published at a major international conference and would like some help with planning your submission, RE'16 has 3 leading requirements engineering experts ready and willing to guide you.

For Research Papers:

Research Mentor

Daniel M. Berry
University of Waterloo, Canada

Bio: Professor Daniel Berry got his B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA in 1974. He was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA from 1972 until 1987. He was in the Computer Science Faculty at the Technion, Haifa, Israel from 1987 until 1999. From 1990 until 1994, he worked for half of each year at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where he was part of a group that built CMU’s Master of Software Engineering program. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he visited the Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In 1999, Berry moved to the the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Prof. Berry’s current research interests are software engineering in general, and requirements engineering and electronic publishing in the specific.

Top tip: Write a reasoned paper that knocks our socks off; don’t be afraid of controversy!

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For Industry Papers:

Industry Mentor

Sarah C. Gregory
Intel Corporation, USA

Bio: Sarah Crary Gregory is a Senior Partner in the Intel Emergent Systems and Coaching team. Sarah develops and mentors Requirements Engineering subject matter experts across Intel worldwide, conducts training, and trains many course trainers. She is currently researching and piloting various pedagogical experiments in distance learning and cross-cultural instruction in RE. In fifteen years at Intel, she has worked in many business units, either as a team member or a consultant. She has extensively explored the human aspects of sociotechnical systems, primarily through the lens of requirements engineering. Her research interests reside in those boundary spaces, the marginal areas where cultures intersect and overlap with product development efforts.

Top tip: Pay careful attention to the format and citation guidelines, which are more rigorous than for many industry conferences. Mentors can help you find the resources to do these well!

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For RE@Next! Papers:

RE@Next! Mentor

Nelly Bencomo
Aston University, UK

Bio: Nelly Bencomo is a lecturer in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) in Aston University, UK. Before, she was a Marie Curie Fellow at Inria-Paris - Roquencourt. Her Marie Curie project is called Requirements-aware Systems (nickname: requirements@run.time). The project aimed to address the need of having systems requirements-aware by reifying requirements as run-time objects (i.e. requirements@run.time).
Nelly was also a Senior Research Associate in Lancaster University (UK) where she got her PhD and where she is a Visiting Researcher. Nelly is interested in all the software engineering aspects during the requirements specification, development and operation of dynamically adaptive systems. Lately, she has focused on the synergy of AI techniques and Software and Requirements Engineering. Her paper about quantification of uncertainty and the use of Bayesian learning to support decision-making for self-adaptation was accepted in RE@Next! at the last conference RE’15.

Top tip: Do you have an idea for RE that would be fully develop into a research paper in RE 2017, for which you already have key preliminary results that you want to share, and more importantly, for which you want to receive feedback from the RE community? If yes, submit to RE@Next! at RE’16. Furthermore, if you are not sure how to present these partial results, please contact us in the mentoring team.

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Other Papers:

If the paper you have planned does not fit neatly into any of the above categories, please contact the corresponding chairs directly:

We encourage creative and innovative contributions, and we will be happy to discuss your submission. Please also check out the many other ways you can contribute to the RE'16 conference — we look forward to your participation!