Call for RE@Next! contributions

RE'16 will host a special track devoted to the presentation of work currently being carried out by RE researchers around the world. We look for short communications (2 to 6 pages) that describe the current status of ongoing research. The goal of the RE@Next! track is to provide a venue to present your work to academic colleagues and potential industry partners and to receive early feedback.

A good RE@Next! contribution will:

  • provide in succinct form the information that you would convey in a seminar about your ongoing research work to a fellow academic visiting your department;
  • present the long-term directions and prospects of your research endeavours;
  • serve as a trigger for establishing new collaborations with like-minded colleagues;
  • lead to a full research paper, to be submitted to the next RE conference!

RE@Next! contributions will be evaluated based on clarity and interest to the conference attendees. Communications need not include a full literature survey (but a few pointers could be given where appropriate), and they are not expected to provide final results with a full validation. In contrast, the interest is in timely sharing of current research work and prospects.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest are the same as for the Research track. If your contribution refers to a completed and well-developed piece of research, you should submit it to the main Research track instead. RE@Next! is not about unfinished papers or low-quality results, but about your current work, and what you will do in the course of next year(s) to make it a breakthrough in RE.

Guidance to Authors

Papers will be evaluated based on the novelty and feasibility of the idea. Feasibility, for example, can be demonstrated by a sound, convincing review of well-established prior work, or by a pilot study based on a reasonably sophisticated example problem, early results from an exploratory qualitative or quantitative study. The generalizability of research results will not be the focus of the paper evaluations. Instead, the RE@Next! track aims to provide authors with early feedback to help them improve generalizability in a future submission to RE the following year.

Submission Instructions

Contributions 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.

Click here to submit abstract and full paper.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Monday, March 7, 2016 Monday, March 21, 2016 (extended)
Full Paper Submission Monday, March 14, 2016 Monday, March 28, 2016 (extended)
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 RE@Next! Mentor, Nelly Bencomo.


Any inquiries regarding the RE@Next! track can be directed to the Program Co-Chairs:

RE@Next! Co-Chair

Travis Breaux
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

RE@Next! Co-Chair

Anna Perini
FBK-ICT, Italy