Final CFP: RE'07

Final CFP: RE'07

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                      Call for Papers and Proposals

   15th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'07)

                   October 15th-19th 2007, Delhi, India

            "Understanding Requirements in the Global Economy"

   Paper abstracts                                   February 5 2007
   Paper submissions (all categories)                February 12 2007
   Tutorial, workshop and panel submissions          March 9 2007
   Notification of authors                           April 27 2007
   Doctoral symposium, poster and other submissions  May 11 2007

As software development is now part of the global economy, requirements
engineering is the key bridge between the customer and supplier.
Understanding and translating users' needs into effective solutions has
always been vital; however, as development is outsourced, requirements
have to reflect cultures and languages and local needs. Furthermore,
understanding requirements becomes a collaborative activity across time
and space.

The IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference provides the
premier international forum for researchers, educators, industrial
practitioners and students to present and discuss the most recent
innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of
requirements engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
  - requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, validation and
  - requirements specification languages, methods, processes and tools;
  - requirements management, traceability, viewpoints, prioritization and
  - modelling of requirements (formal and informal), goals and domains;
  - prototyping, simulation and animation;
  - evolution of requirements over time, product families and
  - relating requirements to business goals, products, architecture and
  - social, cultural, global, personal and cognitive factors in
     requirements engineering;
  - domain-specific problems, experiences and solutions.

We will invite submissions of high quality papers in four categories:

Technical solution papers present solutions for requirements-related
problems which are novel or significantly improve existing solutions. A
technical solution paper must include a preliminary validation of the
proposed solution.

Scientific evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or
validate/refute proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e. by
empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal
analyses, mathematical proofs, etc. Scientific reflection on problems
and practices in industry also falls into this category.

Industrial practice and experience papers present problems or challenges
encountered in practice, discuss insights, innovations in industrial
practice, success and failure stories. The focus is on 'what' and on
lessons learned, not on an in-depth analysis of 'why'. Otherwise,
consider submitting a scientific evaluation paper.

Theory/vision papers propose and illustrate new views and theories
underpinning RE, present creative new ideas, rethink current notions,
etc. Please note that this is not a forum for research proposals or
immature technical solution papers.

More details about the paper categories and corresponding review
evaluation criteria submission dates are provided on the conference

Papers must describe original work not submitted or presented at other
forums. Accepted papers will be published in an IEEE CS Press Conference
Proceedings and will be available in the IEEE CS Digital Library.

Submissions will be handled electronically at the RE'07 submission site.
Authors without web access must make advance arrangements with the
Program Chair at least one week before the deadline. Technical solution
and scientific evaluation papers must not exceed 10 pages. Industrial
practice and theory/vision papers must not exceed 6 pages. Submissions
must be formatted according to the IEEE CS proceedings format (see for instructions and
templates). More detail on submission procedures will be available on
the conference website.

We also invite proposals for tutorials, workshops, panels, doctoral
symposium contributions, posters, videos, and research demonstrations.

Industrial Track Papers

   While requirements engineering is well recognized as one of the most
   critical parts of the software development life cycle, it assumes even
   greater importance in the Indian context today. First, global delivery
   models rely on being able to efficiently distribute the software life
   cycle across locations, both to optimize expertise as well as to take
   advantage of cost differentials. In an offshore project, establishing,
   communicating, monitoring and maintaining requirements take place
   across a distance, often using computer supported tools, and crossing
   language and cultural hurdles. Secondly, the domestic demand for high
   quality and reliable software is also growing rapidly - with India
   likely to become one of the largest consumers of IT in the next
   decade, this will need a corresponding rapid growth in expertise.
   Taken together, these challenges provide an exciting context for the
   industrial track of RE'07, a practical opportunity for emerging
   industrial best practice and academic ideas to find an eager audience.

   Papers in all aspects of industrial application of requirements
   engineering are welcome; however, there is also particular interest is
   in receiving contributions on the following topics: Requirements for
   large-scale procurement contracts Requirements across the entire
   system life cycle (including software maintenance) Language and
   cultural issues in establishing and communicating requirements
   Requirements elicitation and management in the context of globally
   distributed teams Requirements process improvement in the context of
   globally distributed teams Education of practitioners (developers and
   consumers/users) towards specialization in requirements techniques
   Requirements management in product engineering, especially in the
   context of offshore R&D centres. For more details contact: David Bush
   and Gautam Shroff

   Workshops offer a unique opportunity to meet and have in-depth
   discussions about precise topics related to practice, innovation and
   education in different domains and areas of application of RE.
   Workshops will take place on two days before the main conference, to
   promote interaction between the community of RE practitioners,
   researchers and academics. If you are interested in organizing a
   workshop we invite you to discuss ideas with / request further
   information from Camille Salinesi and Naveen Prakash

Posters, Demos and Exhibits
   RE07 is extending the traditional poster session to promote more
   interaction and discussion. We invite proposals that emphasise
   interaction with conference participants and provide for an engaging
   experience. Posters present late-breaking research or work in
   progress. We encourage submission of posters that are augmented with a
   video of an ethnographic study or with examples of the use of rich
   media in requirements engineering, including requirements
   visualizations, multimedia requirements documents, scenarios,
   storyboards and vision/concept materials. Additionally, we seek
   proposals on how to run well designed experiments or role-play
   exercises during requirements sessions, or experience in interactively
   exploring problems and use of emerging techniques and tools, and to
   share approaches to teaching and training. Demos provide the
   opportunity for research teams and vendors to demonstrate their
   prototypes or tools. We seek proposals that further give the audience
   the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these technologies or
   interactively demonstrate how to use popular requirements engineering
   techniques, e.g. participants may try the tools in an experiment-like
   and role-playing setting. All accepted demos should be supported by an
   accompanying poster display. For more information contact Olly Gotel &
   Daniela Damian

   Proposals are invited for full-day (6-hour) and half-day (3-hour)
   tutorials. Tutorials should offer participants the opportunity to
   explore requirements engineering topics in depth; to gain new
   insights, knowledge, and skills; and to learn from some of the leaders
   in the field. Proposals for tutorials are invited on any theme that is
   relevant to the requirements engineering community. However, we are
   particularly keen to offer tutorials aimed at disseminating the
   results of research and experience to practitioners. Proposals for
   tutorials that help people practise requirements engineering across
   geographical, national, cultural and other boundaries are especially
   welcome. For more information contact Pete Sawyer

Doctoral Consortium
   The RE'07 Doctoral Symposium is a one-day closed workshop that gives
   doctoral students the opportunity to present their research and
   receive feedback in a constructive and international atmosphere. A
   panel of leading researchers give feedback on presentations and
   discuss students' research directions. For more information contact:
   Annie Anton [].

For all other Program Enquiries contact Alistair Sutcliffe, Local arrangements Mira Walia

   General Chair
     Pankaj Jalote, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
   Program Chair
     Alistair Sutcliffe, University of Manchester, UK
   Local Arrangements
     Mira Walia, QAI, India
   Finance Chair
     Sanjeev K Aggarwal, IIT, Kanpur, India
   Practitioner Tracks
     David Bush, NATS, UK
     Gautam Shroff, Tata Consultancy Services, India
     Naveen Prakash, GCET Noida, India
     Camille Salinesi, Universite Paris I, France
     Pete Sawyer, University of Lancaster, UK
   Doctoral Symposium
     Annie Anton, North Carolina State University, USA
   Posters, Demos and Exhibits
     Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada
     Orlena Gotel, Pace University, NY, USA
     Neil Maiden, City University, UK
     Thomas Alspaugh, University of California-Irvine, USA
     Didar Zowghi, University of Technology-Sydney, Australia
     Jan Hartmann, University of Manchester, UK
     Antonella de Angeli, University of Manchester, UK
   Program Board (associate program chairs)
     Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
     Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto, Canada
     Don Gause, State University of New York, USA
     Sol Greenspan, National Science Foundation, USA
     Martin Glinz, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland
     Jeff Kramer, Imperial College, London, UK
     Axel van Lamsweerde, University of Louvain, Belgium
     John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
     Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University, UK
     Kevin Ryan, Lero, Ireland
     Tetso Tamai, University of Tokyo, Japan
     Roel Wieringa, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands
   Program Committee
     Ian Alexander, UK
     Thomas Alspaugh, USA
     Mikio Aoyama, Japan
     Joanne Atlee, Canada
     Daniel Berry, Canada
     Jaelson Castro, Brazil
     Betty Cheng, USA
     Daniela Damian, Canada
     Al Davis, USA
     Deepak d'Souza, India
     Eric Dubois, Luxembourg
     David Bush, UK
     Christof Ebert, Germany
     Martin Feather, USA
     Steve Fickas, USA
     Anthony Finkelstein, UK
     Xavier Franch, Spain
     Vincenzo Gervasi, Italy
     Michael Goedicke, Germany
     Orlena Gotel, USA
     Anthony Hall, UK
     Robert Hall, USA
     Mats Heimdahl, USA
     Constance Heitmeyer, USA
     Patrick Heymans, Belgium
     Ann Hickey, USA
     Frank Houdek, Germany
     Peter Hruschka, Germany
     Matthias Jarke, Germany
     Marina Jirotka, UK
     Soren Lauesen, Denmark
     Julio Leite, Brazil
     Michel Lemoine, France
     Robyn Lutz, USA
     Nazim Madhavji, Canada
     Jeff Magee, UK
     Neil Maiden, UK
     Andreas Opdahl, Norway
     Oscar Pastor, Spain
     Klaus Pohl, Germany&Ireland
     Naveen Prakash, India
     S. Ramesh, India
     Bjorn Regnell, Sweden
     Suzanne Robertson, UK
     Bill Robinson, USA
     Colette Rolland, France
     Pete Sawyer, UK
     Motoshi Saeki, Japan
     Camille Salinesi, France
     Sebastian Uchitel, Argentina
     Eric Yu, Canada
     Didar Zowghi, Australia
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