Call for Participation: RE'07 Understanding Requirements in the Global Economy

Call for Participation: RE'07 Understanding Requirements in the Global Economy

From: Thomas Alspaugh <>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 15:43:17 -0700
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                          Call for Participation

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

                   October 15th-19th 2007, Delhi, India

            "Understanding Requirements in the Global Economy"

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 are 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.


* It is about the difficult part of software development - understanding
customers' needs and delivering systems people really want

* It's practical - about user- software engineer communication, methods
and tools, and advice on quality improvement for software systems

* It's key for the global software industry, understanding how to create
successful systems world wide


* IVAR JACOBSEN  Dr Jacobsen is the creator of 'Use cases' and co
founder of the Object oriented design movement, UML and the Rationale
Unified Process.

* ANTHONY FINKELSTEIN  Professor Anthony Finkelstein is one of the
founders of Requirements Engineering discipline and organised the 1st
IEEE Symposium on Requirements engineering in 1993. He is a world
leading authority on many aspects of RE.

* KRIS GOPALAKRISHNAN Kris Gopalakirshnan is President and co-founder of
InfoSys, one of the leading software companies in India who are at the
leading edge of delivering global software service. Kris is one of the
leaders in India's success in off-shore software development.

RE07 includes RESEARCH PAPERS on: Visions and Innovations; Models,
Process and Experience; Collaboration and Quality; RE & Business
Alignment; Natural language processing meets RE- Traceability and
Quality Assurance; RE, Globalisation and Business; RE Methods and
Frameworks; Models, Specification & Verification and Industrial
experience paper sessions on papers, INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE PAPERS on
Agents, Roles and Models; papers Product Requirements and prototyping;
Product Line Engineering; Requirements Processes and Management; and RE
methods; PANELS on Requirements Engineering in Aerospace and Defence
sector; Requirements Engineering in a Globalised Business Environment
and Quality Requirements and their Role in Successful Products and
invited EXPERT REVIEWS on Offshore development by Brian Nicolson (Univ
of Manchester, UK), and Experience of Requirements Modelling (Connie
Heitmeyer, US Navy).


Seven workshops will be held on Monday-Tuesday 15-16th October in
conjunction with RE'07:
CERE-07   Comparative Evaluation in RE, theory, methods, empirical
CSDRE-07  Computer-Supported Distributed RE, globalization, offshore RE;
REET-07   Requirements Engineering Education and Training
REV-07    RE Visualization of models, process, domains;
RHAS-07   Requirements for High-Availability Systems, safety critical,
complex engineering applications;
SOCCER-07 Service-Oriented Computing: Consequences for RE, reuse, web
SREP-07   Situational RE Processes: Tailoring RE Processes to the Global
Workshop paper submissions are still open - see workshops page on
conference web site for dates and details:


Eight half-day tutorials will be held on Monday and Tuesday:
   Empirical Research Methods in RE;
   RE in a Software Platform Group for Multiple Product Families;
   A Better Requirements Process;
   Requirements Traceability for Globally Distributed Teams;
   System Requirements Reuse Based on Variability Management;
   Engineering Safety- and Security-Related Requirements for
   Software-Intensive Systems;
   Aspect-Oriented RE with Scenarios;
   Developing Eng. Reqs. for Medical Devices using a Global Outsourcing
For more information see conference website for details or contact Pete 
Sawyer (


Posters present late-breaking research or work in progress which may be
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. Demos provide the opportunity
for research teams and vendors to demonstrate their prototypes or tools,
including the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these
technologies or interactively demonstrate how to use popular
requirements engineering techniques.


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.


The Habitat World centre provides excellent facilities with an
environment of Indian culture, with many cultural programs in the
evening. October in Delhi is the best time to come to India, pleasantly
warm and sunny. Delhi offers first class hotel and tourism
opportunities. RE'07 will arrange with some tour operators to provide
delegates with pre- and post-conference sightseeing tours.

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