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REFSQ 2021
Mon 12 - Thu 15 April 2021 Essen, Germany

The REFSQ Working Conferences provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and approaches to successful requirements engineering among researchers and professionals. The workshop program aims to enrich this forum with events focused on specific areas of RE. A workshop should provide benefits to the RE community along one or more of the following dimensions: innovativeness of the area, high potential for involving both industrial and research actors, influence on industrial practice, or addressing novel trends in software engineering at large.

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Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2021 REFSQ call for workshops welcomes both traditional and paperless workshops. In line with REFSQ’s general interest and the special 2021 theme “Ethics as a cornerstone of Requirements Engineering”, you can find a (non-exclusive) list of particularly encouraged topics below.

Particularly invited topics

  • RE and Society
  • Ethics and RE
  • Agile, continuous, and flexible RE
  • Software Product Management
  • Requirements for Software Ecosystems / Systems of Systems
  • RE for Self-Adaptive Systems and Context Awareness
  • RE for Big Data, RE for the Cloud
  • RE at Runtime
  • Requirements Prioritization, Requirements Quality, Metrics
  • Product Line RE, Requirements Reuse
  • RE and Security, Trust, Safety, Scalability
  • RE and Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
  • Evolution of Requirements
  • RE for Sustainable Systems
  • RE Education and Training
  • Requirements Patterns and Best Practices;
  • RE in Small Companies and Startups
  • Model-Driven Requirements Engineering
  • AI for RE, RE for AI
  • Natural Language Processing for RE
  • RE in User Centered Design and Design Thinking

Workshop proposal submissions

  1. Title of the workshop;
  2. Name and contact information of the proposer(s);
  3. Duration of the workshop (full or half day);
  4. A statement of the goals and motivation for the workshop;
  5. A brief description of the topic of the workshop and a list of related topics;
  6. An outline of the workshop format (traditional vs. paperless) and a sample of program, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination; more details on this point are requested for paperless workshops;
  7. Outline of paper submission and selection process (if any);
  8. Alternative publishing plans, in case something different from CEUR proceedings is expected (especially for paperless workshops);
  9. A short description on the target audience and how the workshop will be advertised;
  10. Anticipated number of participants, especially any information regarding already confirmed participation is welcome (a must for paperless workshops);
  11. A statement about whether and how the workshop will be run virtually in case we cannot have REFSQ physically in Essen.
  12. A list of past editions of the workshop (if any), including dates, organizers and website, attendance. Also describe differences to previous editions;
  13. A short biography of each workshop organizer.

For each workshop associated with REFSQ, the workshop organizing team should include at least one program chair who does not submit any paper to the workshop.

Submit your proposal via Easychair in PDF format at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=refsq2021

If you have a workshop idea you want to discuss, you can contact us at sepideh.ghanavati@maine.edu, vogelsang@cs.uni-koeln.de

Workshop Co-Chairs

Sepideh Ghanavati – University of Maine, United States
Andreas Vogelsang– University of Cologne, Germany