Call for Part.: REFSQ’16 Conference

Early Bird Deadline approaching: Feb-26!

Call for Participation

REFSQ’16 will take place from March 14 -17, 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden!
The REFSQ’16 special theme is:

Understanding an ever changing world through the right requirements.

Keynote Speakers

  • Magne Jørgenssen, Simula Norway
  • Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Scientific Program

21 papers will be intensively discussed in the REFSQ typical discussion sessions.

3 workshops featuring the topics of:

Doctoral Symposium

Posters & Demos Session

Industry Track

Keynote: Sarah Gregory, Intel, USA

7 Industrial Talks and a Discussion Panel

Research Methodology Track

This track features lively discussions giving you the opportunity to learn about research methods used in RE research.

Social Event

Join us for join us for an unforgettable social Event on March 16, including a guided tour in Universeum, Gothenburg’s famous science park, and a delicious conference dinner in its aquarium.

The detailed program is available at:

The online registration service is available at:


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Mini-Workshop preceeding REFSQ 2016 PC Meeting


I am proud to announce that we will host a mini-workshop, pre-ceeding the REFSQ 2016 PC Meeting in Gothenburg on Dec-3rd. Participation is free. More information and registration link.

Supporting Requirements Feedback Flows in Iterative System Development

Complex, inter-connected systems make it hard to do upfront requirements analysis, as many requirements only surface when the system is used in its intended context. Does this mean that engineers cannot rely on systematic requirements approaches? Based on a case study at Volvo Cars we say “no”.

Agility does not have to contradict systematic RE!

Iterative development and field tests with early versions of the system are a great chance for requirements engineering! We will discuss our findings at REFSQ conference in Essen:

Knauss, E.; Andersson, A.; Rybacki, M. & Israelsson, E. Research Preview: Supporting Requirements Feedback Flows in Iterative System Development. Proceedings of 21st International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ’ 15), 2015 Continue reading

REFSQ 15 Poster Deadline: 2 Days Left

Just a quick reminder that the poster deadline for REFSQ 15 is approaching quickly (this Friday!). You have great ideas that you want to share with the Requirements Engineering Community? The REFSQ Poster Session might just be the right venue, offering a great spotlight for original and innovative works even in early stages. In addition to the poster session during the main conference, we will have highly visible lightning talks to draw attention to your work! Read more in the call for posters.

REFSQ – Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality

Earlier this month, I attended REFSQ conference in Essen, Germany. For me, this always feels a bit like coming home. Not only was I born no more than 50km away from the conference location that has hosted REFSQ for as long as I can think back, but also REFSQ has been one of the primary venues to present my research and get inspired about new directions to take. I agree with Kurt and Samuel that the unique spirit of this conference can best be summarized with Daniela Damian’s quote on the REFSQ homepage:

I heard it first at REFSQ!

In this post, I summarize what I heard this year at REFSQ (Agile and RE, RE for Self-Adaptive Systems, RE and Games, RE and socio-technical systems), express my excitement about next year‘s edition chaired by Kurt Schneider and Samuel Fricker (it will be awesome, don’t forget to submit posters!) and share some news about what will probably affect me personally most: In 2016 Richard Berntsson Sventsson, Michel Chaudron, and myself will be hosting REFSQ in Gothenburg!

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(Semi-)automatic requirements categorization


Paper on (semi-)automatic requirements categorization accepted by REFSQ: In this joint work with Daniel Ott  we investigated how to support a team of engineers in categorizing requirements efficiently and consistently based on a socio-technical approach. In the paper, we investigate levels of automation and their effect on organizational learning. Continue reading