13th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'05)

Venue: Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne

Location: 75005 Paris, France

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 02, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2005
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Workshops, Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium:

The two days preceding the main RE’05 conference (August 29-30) are filled with tutorials, workshops, and the Doctoral Consortium.
There are nine half-day tutorials on topics ranging from innovation in requirements, aligning requirements with business goals, requirements modeling, and requirements for domain-specific applications (http://crinfo.univ-paris1.fr/RE05/tutorial.html.

In addition, RE’05 is hosting 13 workshops, including some well-established workshops, such as SREIS, RHAS, DiSD, CERE, as well as many new workshops on emerging topics, such as context-specific requirements processes and requirements for service-oriented systems. The workshops and their descriptions are available on the RE'05 web site (http://crinfo.univ-paris1.fr/RE05/workshop.html):

These are:
- Requirements Engineering Education and Training
- Situational Requirements Engineering Processes Methods, Techniques and Tools to Support Situation-Specific RE Processes
- Interplay of Requirements Engineering and Project Management in Software Projects
- Requirements Engineering for Business Needs and IT Alignment
- Distributed Software Development
- Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security
- Service-Oriented Computing: Consequences for Engineering Requirements
- Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering
- Requirements Engineering Decision Support
- Requirements Engineering for High-Availability Systems
- How to Model Firms’ Requirements and Make Them Understandable by Business Directors, Information Systems & Process Owners and IT Managers
- Managing Enterprise Architecture Projects
- Requirements of humaneness for the various IS users

Two of the tutorials and three of the workshops are conducted in French.

Main Conference :

The main conference will run for three days, from August 31st to September 2nd 2005. You will have the unique opportunity to sit in the amphitheatres of Sorbonne and hear the presentations of 35 carefully selected research papers arranged in twelve sessions. Paper topics include Personalized Software, Product Lines, Aligning Requirements with Business Goals, Elicitation, Requirements Management, Policy-Oriented Requirements, Modeling, Domain-Specific Requirements, Requirements Analysis, Prioritizing and Merging Requirements, Constrained Natural-Language Notations, and Goals and Nonfunctional Requirements.

The program is organized in three parallel sessions. In addition to the research-paper sessions, a series of practitioner-track sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday. Filling out the program are two mini-tutorials, a poster session, and a session with research demonstrations. Research papers explore new ideas for how to understand and document requirements. Evaluation papers report on experiences and empirical studies that evaluate the effectiveness of known requirements-engineering techniques. Several papers discuss requirements work in special contexts, such as security policies, web services, product families, and the computer-games industry. The practitioner track is a special series of paper sessions and invited talks that focuses on industrial experiences with requirements-related problems and methods.

Each day will start with a keynote. On Wednesday, the conference will open with Daniel Jackson from MIT talking about “Dependable Software: An Oxymoron?”. On Thursday, Jean Pierre Corniou (CIO at Renault group and President of CIGREF), will talk about “The Role of Information Systems within Corporate Strategy and Management Policies”. Suzanne Robertson (Atlantic Systems Guild) will speak on Friday; her keynote is titled “Exemplars for Better Requirements - Tales from the Trenches”.

The conference dinner on Thursday evening is organized in a unique location: the “Musée des Arts Forains” at Les Pavillons de Bercy. Situated among in the old Parisian wine warehouses, this museum presents fairground attractions that have been patiently gathered and restored by an aficionado of fairground arts: roundabouts, coconut shy, swings. You will not only see, but be able to try and play with some very beautiful antique attractions that originate from as long as two centuries ago.

About Paris and RE’05 :

The presence of the conference in August-September in Paris is yet another occasion to visit or re-visit monuments, museums, and picturesque places such as the Eiffel Tour, the Louvres, the Sacré Cœur, the Arc de Triomphe, or the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. All major Parisian attractions can be reached in less than half an hour from the Sorbonne, where the conference will take place. The Sorbonne is itself a magnificent building from the XVIIth, XVIIIth and XIXth centuries placed at the heart of the Quartier Latin, the traditional students’ area of Paris. It is dominated by the Pantheon, and surrounded by cafés with terraces, restaurants, and libraries. We also believe that the Sorbonne area, which is a five-minutes walk from the Seine river and the Ile de la Cité, and a two-minutes walk from the Luxembourg gardens, will provide a unique environment to meet worldwide experts, industrials, and scientists, to share experiences in requirements engineering, as well as to appreciate our famous French cooking and good wine.


17, rue de la Sorbonne
75005 Paris

Additional Information

Please visit http://www.re05.org/ for on line registration to the conference. Early bid deadline is July 31th, 2005 !! The Conference registration fees include Proceedings, Lunches, Coffee Breaks, a Welcome Cocktail and the Conference Dinner. The last item is not included in the student fees. Registration fees to Workshops and Tutorials include Lunches, Coffee Breaks of the corresponding day and a Reception. Benefit of the RE'05 special hotel booking rates and book as soon as possible. The rooms are rapidly decreasing (http://crinfo.univ-paris1.fr/RE05/hotels.html). The full prices will apply after July 22.