Call for Research Papers

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

The RE'16 theme is Delivering Value through Better Requirements. We thus particularly encourage accounts of innovative research concerned with this theme. Any other topic relevant to RE is of course equally welcome. RE'16 invites original submissions of research papers in the categories described below. RE'16 also welcomes submissions of industry papers and ongoing research papers, as well as submissions for workshops, tutorials, panels and interactive events, poster and tool demonstrations, and the doctoral symposium.

Categories for Research Papers

  • Technical solution papers present solutions for requirements-related problems that are novel or significantly improve on existing solutions. Technical solution papers are evaluated based on their originality, relevance, rigour, and clarity, as well as on the significance of the contribution.
  • Scientific evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or validate/refute proposed solutions by scientific means such as empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal analyses or mathematical proofs. Scientific evaluation papers are evaluated based on their methodological soundness (including replicability and refutability as applicable), originality, significance and clarity or presentation.
  • Vision papers explore the history, successes, and challenges of requirements related practices and research agendas, and outline research roadmaps for the future. Vision papers are evaluated based on the insights they offer to the reader, and on their potential to shape future research. Surveys and reviews are also included in this category and must distill novel knowledge, present new insights and not be merely compilative.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, validation, and verification

Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, validation, and verification

Requirements management, viewpoints, prioritization and negotiation

Requirements management, viewpoints, prioritization and negotiation

Requirements specification languages, methods, processes and tools

Requirements specification languages, methods, processes and tools

Modeling of requirements, goals and domains

Modeling of requirements, goals and domains

Evolution of requirements over time, product families, variability and reuse

Evolution of requirements over time, product families, variability and reuse

Relating requirements to business goals, architecture and testing

Relating requirements to business goals, architecture and testing

Formal analysis and verification

Formal analysis and verification

Social, cultural, global and cognitive factors in requirements engineering

Social, cultural, global and cognitive factors in requirements engineering

Requirements traceability

Requirements traceability

Requirements related to safety, reliability, security, privacy and digital forensics

Requirements related to safety, reliability, security, privacy and digital forensics

Requirements in agile, product line and model-driven development

Requirements in agile, product line and model-driven development

Requirements in service-oriented, virtualization, embedded, cloud and mobile environments

Requirements in service-oriented, virtualization, embedded, cloud and mobile environments

Empirical studies, measurements and prediction

Empirical studies, measurements and prediction

Tool support for requirements engineering

Tool support for requirements engineering

Industry and research collaboration, interdisciplinary insights, learning from practice, and technology transfer

Industry and research collaboration, interdisciplinary insights, learning from practice, and technology transfer

Domain-specific problems, experiences, and solutions, including new and emerging domains

Domain-specific problems, experiences, and solutions, including new and emerging domains

Submission Instructions

Papers 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.

Papers in all three categories must not exceed 10 pages, including references. Papers that exceed the length specification or are not formatted correctly will be rejected without review. It is acceptable to reference additional content (i.e., data repositories, source code for open source tools, full protocols of empirical studies, etc.) by providing a corresponding URL hosted on an institutional, archive-grade site.

Click here to submit abstract and full 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 Research Mentor, Daniel M. Berry.

Contact

Any inquiries regarding research papers can be directed to the Program Co-Chairs:

Program Co-Chair

Xavier Franch
University Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Program Co-Chair

Emmanuel Letier
University College London, UK