Call for Workshops

The call for workshop proposals is closed. We are happy to announce that 11 excellent workshop proposals have been accepted and are now open for submissions.

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'15) that will take place in Ottawa, Canada during August 24-28, 2015.

RE'15 Workshops will facilitate the exchange of new ideas in all areas related to requirements engineering research and practice. A variety of formats can be considered, ranging from traditional research paper presentations to extremely interactive and participatory sessions. We particularly invite proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas aimed at changing basic assumptions about requirements engineering, where a focused dialogue among participants may lead to interesting follow-on research, empirical investigations or industrial practice improvement.

RE Workshop organizers are responsible for establishing a program committee, collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process, organizing selected papers into sessions, and assigning session chairs. An RE workshop is either a full day, or a two days event, and takes place on August 24, 2015 (Monday) and August 25 (Tuesday), the first two days of RE'15.

Please see the formatting and submission guidelines below when preparing a proposal.

Formatting Guidelines

Workshop proposals must not exceed four pages in length, and must be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Proposals should contain the following eight sections as titled and answer these questions clearly:

  1. Motivation and Objectives
    • 2-3 sentences with the motivation and objectives of the workshop topic. If your workshop is accepted then this description will be used as early publicity for the workshop.
    • A short paragraph detailing the anticipated outcomes of the workshop (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies etc.).
  2. Format and Services
    • What will be the format for the workshop, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination thereof? There are four 1.5-hours sessions in a typical full day workshop.
    • How many days? (1 or 2)
    • What special services are needed? Standard services include a room, projector and a student volunteer to assist with the room.
  3. Target Audience
    • What type of background should the workshop attendees have?
    • What mix of industry and research participants is being sought?
    • What is the range of attendees desired for the workshop (minimum and maximum)?
    • Is the workshop open to the public or by invitation only?
  4. Proceedings
    • How many and what type of papers will be solicited (number of pages and type: extended abstracts, position and/or research papers, etc.)?
    • What type of evaluation process will be used to decide accepted papers?
    • How many people will be on the program committee? Please list names of PC members if the committee has been tentatively invited.
    • Workshop proceedings will be published in the IEEE Digital Library. If you wish to use a different publishing plan, then describe how you intend to disseminate workshop proceedings.
  5. Workshop History
    • Have you offered this workshop before? If so, please provide a history of the venues, dates, and approximate attendance numbers.
  6. Organizers' Bios
    • Please provide a brief 2-3 sentence biography for each of the workshop organizers that highlight their qualifications with respect to the workshop. Mention also the experience in organizing scientific events and workshops in particular.

Submission Instructions

Please submit your workshop proposal in PDF format via EasyChair

Evaluation Criteria

All workshop proposals will be reviewed by three members of the Workshop Selection Committee. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Evaluation of the workshop's potential to advance the state of requirements engineering research and/or practice
  • Relevance to requirements engineering and topics targeted for RE'15
  • Potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants
  • Organizers ability to lead a successful workshop

Workshop Registration

All participants, including workshop organizers and invited speakers, must pay registration fees for the workshop.

Key Dates

Proposal Submission Monday, January 26, 2015
Proposal Notification Friday, February 20, 2015
Paper Submission See individual workshop
Paper Notification See individual workshop
Camera Ready Due See individual workshop
Workshops August 24-25, 2015

All deadlines are 23:59 Baker Island Time.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Workshop Co-Chair

Xavier Franch
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Workshop Co-Chair

Lin Liu
Tsinghua University, China

Workshop Committee

  • Carina Alves, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK
  • David Callele, University of Saskatchewan and Experience First Design Inc., Canada
  • Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Walid Maalej, Universität of Hamburg, Germany
  • Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Liliana Pasquale, Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland
  • Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Camille Salinesi, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France
  • Pete Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK
  • Yijun Yu, The Open University, UK
  • Haiyan Zhao, Peking University, China