Call for Workshops

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'16) that will take place in Beijing, China during September 12-16, 2016.

RE'16 Workshops will facilitate the exchange of new ideas in all areas related to requirements engineering research and practice. A variety of formats can be considered, ranging from traditional research paper presentations to extremely interactive and participatory sessions. We particularly invite proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas aimed at changing basic assumptions about requirements engineering, where a focused dialogue among participants may lead to interesting follow-on research, empirical investigations or industrial practice improvement. We encourage proposals that reflect the theme of RE16 Delivering Value through Better Requirements and hope to see various aspects of value ranging from product value, to organizational values, society-wide values (e.g. sustainability) and utilitarian values.

RE Workshop organizers are responsible for establishing a program committee, collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process, organizing selected papers into sessions, and assigning session chairs. An RE workshop is either a full day, or a two days event, and takes place on September 12, 2016 (Monday) and September 13 (Tuesday), the first two days of RE'16.

Key Dates

Proposal Submission Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Proposal Notification Friday, February 20, 2016
Paper Submission Saturday, June 20, 2016 Monday, June 27, 2016 (extended)
Paper Notification Friday, July 8, 2016
Camera Ready Due Sunday, July 24, 2016
Workshops Monday-Tuesday, September 12-13, 2016

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

Please see the formatting and submission guidelines below when preparing a proposal.

Formatting Guidelines

Workshop proposals must not exceed four pages in length, and must be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Proposals should contain the following eight sections as titled and answer these questions clearly:

  1. Motivation and Objectives
    • 2-3 sentences with the motivation and objectives of the workshop topic. If your workshop is accepted then this description will be used as early publicity for the workshop. What is the relation between the workshop’s topic and the conference’s main theme?
    • A short paragraph detailing the anticipated outcomes of the workshop (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies etc.).
  2. Format and Services
    • What will be the format for the workshop, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination thereof? There are four 1.5-hours sessions in a typical full day workshop.
    • How many days? (1 or 2)
    • What special services are needed? Standard services include a room, projector and a student volunteer to assist with the room.
  3. Target Audience
    • What type of background should the workshop attendees have?
    • What mix of industry and research participants is being sought?
    • What is the range of attendees desired for the workshop (minimum and maximum)?
    • Is the workshop open to the public or by invitation only?
  4. Proceedings
    • How many and what type of papers will be solicited (number of pages and type: extended abstracts, position and/or research papers, etc.)?
    • What type of evaluation process will be used to decide accepted papers?
    • How many people will be on the program committee? Please list names of PC members if the committee has been tentatively invited.
    • Workshop proceedings will be published in the IEEE Digital Library. If you wish to use a different publishing plan, then describe how you intend to disseminate workshop proceedings.
  5. Workshop History
    • Have you offered this workshop before? If so, please provide a history of the venues, dates, and approximate attendance numbers.
  6. Organizers' Bios
    • Please provide a brief 2-3-sentence biography for each of the workshop organizers that highlight their qualifications with respect to the workshop. Mention also the experience in organizing scientific events and workshops in particular.

Submission Instructions

Please submit your workshop proposal in PDF format via EasyChair

Evaluation Criteria

All workshop proposals will be reviewed by three members of the Workshop Selection Committee. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Evaluation of the workshop's potential to advance the state of requirements engineering research and/or practice
  • Relevance to requirements engineering and topics targeted for RE'16
  • Potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants
  • Organizers ability to lead a successful workshop

Workshop Registration

All participants, including workshop organizers and invited speakers, must pay registration fees for the workshop.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Workshop Co-Chair

Lin Liu
Tsinghua University, China

Workshop Co-Chair

Krzystof Wnuk
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Workshop Committee

  • Carina Alves, UFPE, Brazil
  • Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University, Japan
  • Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK
  • David Callele, Experience First Design Inc., Canada
  • Walid Maalej, Universität of Hamburg, Germany
  • Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Liliana Pasquale, Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
  • Rong Peng, Wuhan University, China
  • Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California, USA
  • Julia Rubin, IBM Research - Haifa, Israel
  • Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Camille Salinesi, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France
  • Pete Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK