Upcoming: RE 2014 in Karlskrona

Tomorrow, REFSQ starts in Essen. What a wonderful time! I am looking forward to meet other researchers in my field, to have many interesting discussion, and to be inspired to start new research projects. If you feel like me, you might be interested to learn about chances to still actively participate at RE’14 – the next big Requirements Engineering event in Europe this year: Submission deadlines for workshop papers, panels, posters, demos, and the doctoral symposium are still open.

This year, RE features significant increase in industry and practitioner participation. We believe that a good mix of practitioners from industry, researchers, and very importantly students is a prerequisite to achieve synthesis and a good conference. Look at the call for student activities to find out how to secure free housing and breakfast during the conference with the Living Scholarship. (the RE’14 organizers)

Let me share with you the joint call for papers, with the words of the RE’14 organizers:

Joint Call for Workshop Papers and Panels

Karlskrona, Sweden, August 25th-29th, 2014

RE’14 is the premier international forum for researchers, industrial
practitioners, educators, and students to present and discuss the most
recent innovations, trends, experiences, results and challenges in the
field of requirements engineering.

This year, RE’14 takes place in Sweden, in the city of Karlskrona which is
spread over 33 out of the 1,993 islands, skerries and islets that make up
Sweden’s southernmost archipelago. Feel like island hopping by ferry? You
may even see a floating Swedish sauna!

Thirteen workshops are ready for you to submit your contributions.
See below for a brief overview of all workshops and the conference website
at http://webhotel.bth.se/re14/pages/conference/workshops/. Furthermore,
RE’14 seeks proposals for ***panels*** that focus on requirements
engineering topics of concern to requirements engineering research and
practice (see http://webhotel.bth.se/re14/pages/submission/panels/ for more

Tony Gorschek (General Chair), Robyn Lutz (Program Chair), Marjo Kauppinen
(Industry Track Co-Chair), Sarah C. Gregory (Industry Track Co-Chair), and
the whole RE’14 Team look forward to welcoming you to Karlskrona.


See details and workshop specific deadlines below.

Monday, August 25th, 2014:

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014:

Workshop details

EmpiRE 4th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Richard Berntson Svensson, Sweden; Maya Daneva, The Netherlands; Xavier Franch, Spain; Nazim Madhavji, Canada; Sabrina Marczak, Brazil

The International Workshop series on Empirical Requirements Engineering
(EmpiRE) aims to increase the cross-fertilization of Empirical Software
Engineering (ESE) methods and Requirements Engineering (RE) by actively
encouraging the exchange of ideas to understand why and how the empirical
methods from ESE can help to assess and improve existing or new… [read more]

ESPRE 1st Workshop on Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements

Submission deadline: May 26, 2014
Organizers: Kristian Beckers, Germany; Shamal Faily, United Kingdom; Seok-Won Lee, South Korea; Nancy Mead, USA

When specifying a system, security and privacy needs to be addressed as
early as possible. Unfortunately, many people find doing so difficult in
the face of conflicting priorities. When these concerns are addressed, we
discover how intrinsically difficult specifying security and privacy can
be, and the blurred distinction between requirements and security and…
[read more]

MoDRE 4th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop

Submission deadline: June 9, 2014 (abstracts on June 2)
Organizers: Ana Moreira, Portugal; Gunter Mussbacher, Canada; João Araújo, Portugal; Pablo Sánchez, Spain

The Fourth International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering (MoDRE)
workshop continues to provide a forum to discuss the challenges of
Model-Driven Development (MDD) for Requirements Engineering (RE). Building
on the success of MDD for design and implementation, RE may benefit from
MDD techniques when properly balancing flexibility for capturing varied…
[read more]

REBPM 1st International Workshop on the Interrelations between
Requirements Engineering & Business Process Management

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Sebastian Adam, Germany; Robert Heinrich, Germany;
Kathrin Kirchner, Germany; Daniel Lübke, Germany; Rüdiger Weißbach, Germany

The goal of this workshop is to analyze and discuss the relations and
interrelations between the domains of Requirements Engineering (RE) and
Business Process Management (BPM) in order to get an understanding of their
joint usefulness and mutual benefits in organizational management and
software development. It aims at developing integrated methods and…
[read more]

REET Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education & Training

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Sarah Gregory, USA; Birgit Penzenstadler, USA; Dieter Landes, Germany

Effective Requirements Engineering (RE) is increasingly recognized as a
critical component in the success of software, product, service, and
platform development projects. University curricula in multiple fields are
beginning to address RE skills as a foundational skill set within their
disciplines. Furthermore, many industrial organizations are recognizing…
[read more] 

UsARE 2nd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Shah Rukh Humayoun, Germany; Norbert Seyff, Switzerland;
Nauman A. Qureshi, Pakistan; Anna Perini, Italy; Achim Ebert, Germany; David Callele, Canada; Simone DJ Barbosa, Brazil

Usability and accessibility issues are common causes for software failing
to meet user requirements. However, requirements engineers often focus on
functional requirements and may not fully elicit usability and
accessibility requirements. This high risk practice can lead to project
and software failure and it is well known that improving the usability…
[read more]

AIRE 1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Nelly Bencomo, UK; Jane Cleland-Huang, USA; Jin Guo, USA;
Rachel Harrison, UK

The purpose of AIRE is to explore synergies between Artificial Intelligence
and Requirements Engineering in order to identify complex RE problems that
could benefit from the application of AI techniques. Given the current
sparsity of AI techniques applied within the RE research community, this
workshop will include a keynote that lays the foundations for challenges…
[read more]

IWSPM 8th International Workshop on Software Product Management

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Andrey Maglyas, Finland; Christof Ebert, Germany

Software product management (SPM) is an important discipline that unites
both technical and business perspectives to creating software products. The
success of a product depends on skilled and competent product management.
In essence, a product manager makes strategic and tactical decisions on
what functionality and quality a product should offer, to which…
[read more]

RE4SuSy 3rd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Birgit Penzenstadler, USA; Martin Mahaux, Belgium; Camille Salinesi, France

Research has started investigating the support of sustainability within
systems and software engineering. Yet there are few workshops that explore
the topic, and there is only one so far in requirements engineering:
RE4SuSy. The International Workshops on Requirements Engineering for
Sustainable Systems (RE4SuSy) have been held at REFSQ in 2012 and at RE…
[read more]

RELAW 7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law

Submission deadline: May 26, 2014
Organizers: Anna Perini, Italy; Daniel Amyot, Canada; Annie Antón, USA; Travis Breaux, USA; Aaron Massey, USA; Alberto Siena, Italy

The objective of the RELAW workshop is to foster the discussion related to
requirements engineering triggered by any legal regulation or law. The
theme this year is “Compliance Requirements for BigData”. This open
workshop will bring together practitioners and researchers from auditing,
accounting, law, software and requirements engineering. The goals of…
[read more]

RePa 4th International Workshop on Requirements Patterns

Organizers: Liping Zhao, UK; Julio Cesar Sampaio Do Prado Leite, Brazil; Sam Supakkul, USA; Ye Wang; Lawrence Chung, USA

Getting requirements right is oftentimes challenging and in need of a
large amount of knowledge and experience. ìPatternsî have been used to
capture knowledge of software engineering, concerning software
architectures, component designs and programs, and more recently
requirements engineering. The International Workshop on Requirements… [read more]

RePriCo 5th International Workshop on Requirements Prioritization and Communication

Submission deadline: June 2, 2014
Organizers: Sixten Schockert, Germany; Benedikt Krams, Germany

RePriCo’14 is about requirements prioritization and communication. Why
prioritization? Because unless you have unlimited resources you need to
prioritize requirements in order to focus future development. Why
communication? Because basically poor communication is responsible for the
gaps between the real needs of the customers, the perception of these…
[read more]

RET 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Testing

Submission deadline: May 26, 2014
Organizers: Michael Felderer, Austria; Elizabeth Bjarnason, Sweden; Matthew Staats, Luxembourg; Mirko Morandini, Italy; Markus Borg, Sweden; Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Sweden

The objective of this workshop is to address the interplay of Requirements
Engineering (RE) and Testing, in research and industry, and the challenges
that come up with it. The workshop extends the body of knowledge related
to the alignment of RE and Testing. This includes processes, practices,
artifacts, methods, techniques, tools and softer aspects like the…
[read more]


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