Call for Industry Papers

The IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'16) is the premier international forum for industrial practitioners, researchers, educators and students to discuss the most recent innovations, experiences and concerns in the discipline of Requirements Engineering.

We invite both industrial practitioner contributors and researchers with significant industry experience to highlight challenges experienced in your working environment and discuss ideas and innovations in the field of Requirements Engineering with fellow practitioners and researchers alike. You will have the opportunity to share interests and expectations, as well as to influence the development of the field. The conference will give you the opportunity to join the global network of requirements engineering experts across industry and academia.

Topics of Interest

The RE'16 theme is Delivering Value Through Better Requirements. We thus particularly encourage accounts of innovative work being done in industrial settings with the perspective of value creation through requirements engineering. Contributions addressing further aspects of industry relevance in requirements engineering, business analysis and product management in industrial, governmental or any practical context are also welcome.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Industry experiences: learning from practice, training practitioners, technology transfer

Industry experiences: learning from practice, training practitioners, technology transfer

Stakeholder management, requirements elicitation and negotiation, crowdsourcing

Stakeholder management, requirements elicitation and negotiation, crowdsourcing

Pragmatic requirements engineering:  good-enough requirements, agile and lean approaches

Pragmatic requirements engineering: good-enough requirements, agile and lean approaches

Large-scale requirements engineering: complex systems, product lines, value chains, software ecosystems, big data and cloud technologies

Large-scale requirements engineering: complex systems, product lines, value chains, software ecosystems, big data and cloud technologies

Global requirements engineering: dealing with geographically-dispersed and culturally-divergent requirements efforts

Global requirements engineering: dealing with geographically-dispersed and culturally-divergent requirements efforts

Product management: value creation techniques, product evolution, requirements and marketing, life cycle management

Product management: value creation techniques, product evolution, requirements and marketing, life cycle management

Innovation: creativity, requirements elicitation and development

Innovation: creativity, requirements elicitation and development

Domain specific requirements engineering: embedded systems, mixed software-hardware-solution projects, systems engineering

Domain specific requirements engineering: embedded systems, mixed software-hardware-solution projects, systems engineering

Quality engineering: user experience, quality factors, safety and security, traceability and novel test approaches

Quality engineering: user experience, quality factors, safety and security, traceability and novel test approaches

Requirements specification and validation: natural language, model-driven approaches, formal techniques

Requirements specification and validation: natural language, model-driven approaches, formal techniques

Tools for requirements engineering: requirements modeling, requirements management, collaboration and social networks

Tools for requirements engineering: requirements modeling, requirements management, collaboration and social networks

Performance improvement: industry benchmarks, productivity through requirements, best practices, measurement, process development

Performance improvement: industry benchmarks, productivity through requirements, best practices, measurement, process development

Contributions

We invite original submissions of high quality papers in the following categories:

  • Problem statements present problems or challenges encountered in practice
  • Experience reports present successes or failures encountered in practice
  • Vision papers describe the future evolution of the field as perceived by industry practitioners

A mentoring program is available for practitioners and researchers new to authoring and submitting papers to conferences. For information about this program, please email the Mentoring Co-Chair of the Industry Track: Sarah C. Gregory.

Submission Instructions

In order to guide the reviewing process, all authors who intend to submit a paper must first submit the title, abstract (max. 200 words) and author information of their paper. Abstracts are used only to point out your interest to submit a full paper and to allow us to initiate the search for possible reviewers early in time.

Papers must not exceed 10 pages and must describe original work that has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE formatting instructions.

Please note that only full paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Abstract-only submissions will be discarded without further notice after the submission deadline.

Click here to submit abstract and full paper.

Paper Evaluation and Acceptance

All submitted papers will be evaluated through a competitive peer-review process. Papers will be judged considering the criteria of industrial relevance, novelty of research results, soundness and adoption of scientific rigor, clarity and conciseness of presentation, compliance with conference scope and topics of interest.

Accepted papers may, in the judgment of the reviewers and track co-chairs, require editing for clarity prior to publication and presentation. They will appear in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one authors of each accepted paper is required to attend to the conference in order to present their paper.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Monday, March 7, 2016
Full Paper Submission Monday, March 14, 2016
Paper Notification Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Camera Ready Due Monday, June 27, 2016 Sunday, July 3, 2016 (extended)

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time).

Need Help?

If you have never previously published at a major international conference and would like some help with planning your Research Paper submission, please consider the guidance and support offered by the RE’16 Industry Mentor, Sarah C. Gregory.

Connect

Any inquiries regarding the industry track can be directed to the co-chairs of the industry track:

Industry Co-Chair

Carlos Henrique C. Duarte
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazil

Industry Co-Chair

Christof Ebert
Vector Consulting Services, Germany