Call for Workshops

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'19) that will take place in Jeju Island, South Korea during September 23-27, 2019.

RE'19 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 that do not require paper selection. 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. We also encourage proposals that reflect the theme of RE'19: “RE and Collective Intelligence in the Days of AI.”

RE workshop organizers are responsible for establishing a program committee (please consider diversity and geographic coverage), collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time, 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-day event, and will takes place on September 23, 2019 (Monday) and September 24, 2019 (Tuesday), the first two days of RE'19.

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 six sections as titled and address 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.
    • What is the relation between the workshop’s topic and the conference’s main theme?
    • What are 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.
    • As in previous years, we are planning to publish the workshop proceedings 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.

Please submit your workshop proposal in PDF format via EasyChair. Select the RE'19 Workshop proposals track for your submission.

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'19
  • 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, February 25, 2019
Proposal Notification Monday, March 18, 2019
Paper Submission Friday, July 05, 2019
Paper Notification Thursday, July 25, 2019
Camera Ready Due Thursday, August 08, 2019
Workshops Monday - Tuesday, September 23 - 24, 2019

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time).

Contact

Any inquiries regarding workshops can be directed to the Workshops Co-Chairs:

Workshop Co-Chair

Paola Spoletini
Kennesaw State University, USA

Workshop Co-Chair

Irit Hadar
University of Haifa, Israel

Workshop Selection Committee

  • Dan Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • David Callele, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Alex Dekhtyar, Cal Poly, USA
  • Henning Femmer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Sepideh Ghanavati, University of Maine, USA
  • Andrea Herrmann, Herrmann & Ehrlich, Germany
  • Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Nash Mahmoud, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Cristina Palomares, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain