Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements ENgineering (RE'01)

Venue: Royal York Hotel

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 27, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2001
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First Call for Papers (also available as pdf)
Requirements Engineering (RE) lies at the heart of software development. RE is concerned with identifying the purpose of a software system, and the contexts in which it will be used. Hence, RE acts as the bridge between the real world needs of users, customers, and other constituencies affected by a software system, and the capabilities and opportunities afforded by software-intensive technologies. RE is a multi-disciplinary activity drawing on research and experience in software engineering, computer science, business and information systems, human-computer interaction, and social and cognitive sciences. In the 1990’s, significant advances in RE research were made, such as the development of techniques for eliciting and analysing stakeholders’ goals, modelling scenarios that characterise different contexts of use, the use of ethnographic techniques for studying organisations and work settings, and the use of formal methods for analysing safety and security requirements. Despite these advances, RE remains one of the most challenging aspects of software development.
RE’01 will provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and students to exchange problems, solutions, and experiences in RE. It will emphasise the crucial role that RE plays in the development and delivery of systems, products, and services that permeate all aspects of life and increasingly serve users across national, cultural and professional boundaries. In addition to wanting systems to deliver required functions, users increasingly demand systems that are usable, reliable, secure and responsive. In a rapidly changing world, users and product managers expect today’s products to be adaptable to their future technical and social environments.

RE’01 invites submissions of high quality papers describing novel research, experience, and state-of-the-art surveys in RE. Proposals for tutorials, tool demos and poster presentations are also welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Requirements elicitation through interview, observation, reverse engineering and re-engineering
Requirements modelling, analysis and re-use, including domain modelling
Handling non-functional and quality requirements
Formal representation schemes and specification languages, and formal analysis techniques
Multiple viewpoints, conflict resolution, and inconsistency management
Prototyping, and animation and execution of requirements
Requirements management, traceability and metrics
Evolution of requirements over time and across product families
RE standards, processes, methods and environments
RE case studies and experiences
RE and information systems development
Interaction of RE with software architecture, design, verification & validation, and software maintenance
Analysis of safety, reliability and other high assurance requirements
Cognitive, social, political and cultural factors in RE
Human-computer interaction, groupware, and CSCW aspects of RE
Artificial intelligence techniques for RE
RE education
Submission information
Electronic submissions will be accepted at the symposium website up to one month before the deadline. Authors without web access must make advance arrangements with the Programme Chair at least one week before the deadline. Papers must not exceed 8 pages in length, and must be in IEEE CS Press format (see Accepted papers must be accompanied by a signed IEEE copyright release form. See the symposium website for information on how to submit panel and tutorial proposals, doctoral workshop papers, posters and research demos. For any other queries, please contact
Paper submissions will be reviewed by the PC for originality, significance, soundness, and quality of presentation. Research papers must clearly present an original contribution to the state-of-the-art or practice. Experience papers must clearly present lessons learned that would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of researchers and practitioners. Papers must describe work that has not been submitted to or presented at another forum. Revised versions of a selection of best papers from the symposium will appear in a special issue of the Requirements Engineering Journal, and authors of those papers will be offered a free one-year individual subscription to the journal.

Key Dates

Paper abstract submissions (mandatory) 15th February 2001
Full paper submissions 22nd February 2001
Notification sent to authors 2nd May 2001
Tutorial proposal submissions 6th April 2001
Doctoral workshop submissions 6th April 2001
Posters and Research Demonstrations 14th May 2001
Camera-ready submissions 1st June 2001