CfP: 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'09)

CfP: 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'09)

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Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 16:29:14 -0500
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17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'09)
31 August - 4 September 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Paper abstracts: February 2, 2009

Paper submissions (all categories): February 12, 2009

Tutorial, workshop and panel submissions: March 9, 2009

Notification to authors: April 22, 2009

Doctoral symposium, poster and other submissions: May 11, 2009


The world is becoming ever more dependent on software intensive systems. 
They are central to our economy, to our society, to the services we 
depend upon and, increasingly to the very survival of the global 
ecosystem. Despite many failures, some of them very well publicized, the 
engineering of such systems has improved consistently over the past few 
decades. However many challenges remain. Every computer-based system 
involves relating the myriad, informal facets of the real world to the 
intricate and formal specifics of a software system. Understanding 
potentials or details of software systems is not expected of 
stakeholders, who have their own specialized concerns. Similarly, the 
eager and technologically capable developers are not expected to 
understand the nuances of the many domains where software applies. 
Requirements Engineering (RE) is the essential capability that can 
bridge the two perspectives. The RE activity is multi-disciplinary. When 
defining the requirements of major systems we must bring to bear 
expertise from a wide range of specialisms such as Human-Computer 
Interaction, Systems Modeling, and Security. The RE research field 
builds the effective bridges between these and other sub-disciplines of 
the Computer Science and Information Systems fields. The many 
computer-based system needs of business and society are often 
contradictory, inadequately defined, and rapidly changing. RE helps 
stakeholders communicate, helping to reconcile their conflicts, clarify 
their goals, and reflect their priorities. If our society is to seek a 
better future we will need all of the models, methods, and tools that RE 
can provide.

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 verification; 
requirements specification languages, methods, processes and tools; 
requirements management, traceability, viewpoints, prioritization and 
negotiation; modeling of requirements (formal and informal), goals and 
domains; prototyping, simulation and animation; evolution of 
requirements over time, product families and variability; relating 
requirements to business goals, products, architecture and testing; 
social, cultural, global, personal and cognitive factors in requirements 
engineering; domain-specific problems, experiences and solutions. There 
is a particular welcome for papers that cross disciplines, combine 
paradigms or otherwise address the conference theme.


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

Technical solution papers present solutions for requirements-related 
problems that 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.

Survey or review papers abstract from the current state of the art and 
provide insightful observations, fruitful analogies or propose 
significant and novel research directions. Contributions that link RE to 
other fields of endeavor would belong here. Please note that this is not 
a forum for research proposals or personal opinion pieces.

More details about the paper categories, corresponding review evaluation 
criteria and submission dates will be 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.

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


Submissions will be handled electronically at the RE'09 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/experience and survey/review 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.


++General Chair++
William Robinson, Georgia State University, USA

++Program Chair++
Kevin Ryan, Lero - University of Limerick, Ireland

++Local Arrangements++
Bala Ramesh, Georgia State University, USA

++Financial Chair++
Thomas A. Alspaugh, UCI, USA

++Practitioner Track++
Brian Berenbach, Siemens, USA
Erik Simmons, Intel, USA

Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
Marjo Kauppinen, HUT, Finland

Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada

++Doctoral Symposium++
Patrick Heymans, University of Namur, Belgium
Didar Zowghi, UT, Sydney,  Australia

Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, University of Toronto, Canada
Andrea Zisman, City University, UK

Olly Gotel, Pace University, USA
Patrick Maeder, TU Ilmenau, Germany

Susan Mitchell, Lero  University of Limerick, Ireland

++Local Organization++
Yi Ding, Webmaster
David McDonald, Registration
Carl Stucke, Student Volunteers
Radu Vlas, Demos


Jane Cleland-Huang, USA
Carlo Ghezzi, Italy
Martin Glinz, Switzerland
Olly Gotel, USA
Mats Heimdal, USA
Patrick Heymans, Belgium
Neil Maiden, UK
Klaus Pohl, Germany
Bjoern Regnell, Sweden
Colette Rolland, France
Alistair Sutcliffe, UK
Tetsuo Tamai, Japan
Roel Wieringa, The Netherlands


Ian Alexander, UK
Annie Anton, USA
Mikio Aoyama, Japan
Brian Berenbach, USA
Daniel Berry, Canada
Jaelson Castro, Brazil
Marsha Chechik, Canada
Lawrence Chung, USA
Daniela Damian, Canada
Eric Dubois, Luxembourg
Christof Ebert, Germany
Martin Feather, USA
Anthony Finkelstein, UK
Xavier Franch, Spain
Donald Gause, USA
Michael Goedicke, Germany
Connie Heitmeyer, USA
Ann Hickey, USA
Marina Jirotka, UK
Haruhiko Kaiya, Japan
Kyo Kang, Korea
Marjo Kauppinen, Finland
Soeren Lauesen, Denmark
Julio Leite, Brazil
Michel Lemoine, France
Emmanuel Letier, UK
Peri Loucopoulos, UK
Robyn Lutz, USA
Kalle Lyytinen, USA
Nazim Madhavji, Canada
John Mylopoulos, Canada
Andreas Opdahl, Norway
Oscar Pastor, Spain
Norah Power, Ireland
Bala Ramesh, USA
Suzanne Robertson, UK
Motoshi Saeki, Japan
Camille Salinesi, France
Erik Simmons, USA
Guttorm Sindre, Norway
Eric Yu, Canada
Wei Zhang, China
Andrea Zisman, UK
Didar Zowghi, Australia

For additional information please contact the general chair William 
Robinson ( or program chair Kevin Ryan 
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