Call for papers The 18th International RE Conference, Sydney


18th IEEE International
Requirements Engineering Conference


September 27 – October 1, 2010
University of Technology, Sydney


Technical and industrial paper abstracts due: February 12th, 2010
Full papers due: February 19th, 2010
Tutorials & Workshop proposals: March 15th, 2010.
For additional information please visit:


Software systems in today’s multi-faceted world are as diverse as
the people who use them. While some are built according to rigorous
government regulations, others must be delivered quickly to meet
time-to-market deadlines or must be responsive to changing business
needs. From a requirements engineering perspective, there is certainly
no “one-size-fits-all” solution.

RE’10 will explore techniques and methods for eliciting, analyzing,
specifying, and managing requirements across diverse development teams
where stakeholders often come from entirely different cultural,
linguistic, geographical, and educational backgrounds; and across a
broad spectrum of software projects that encompass both formal and
informal development techniques and represent both small and very
large scale projects.


RE’10 invites high-quality submissions in the following areas:

Technical solution papers – present solutions for requirements-related
problems that are novel or significantly improve on an existing
solution. A technical solution paper must include a preliminary
validation of the proposed solution.

Scientific evaluation papers – evaluate existing problem situations or
validate/refute proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e., by
empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal
analyses, mathematical proofs, etc. Scientific reflection on problems
and practices in industry also falls into this category.

Visionary papers – 10 years into the new century, we invite visionary
and contemplative papers that explore the history, successes, and
challenges of various requirements-related practices and research
agendas. These papers will be published in a separate section of the

Eligible topics include anything related to the elicitation, analysis,
specification, or verification of requirements. For a full list of
valid topics, please visit the RE’10 website:


RE’10 will include a rich program to meet the needs of practitioners.
Some of the highlights include a track for business analyst and agile
requirements. RE’10 invites high-quality submissions in the following

Industry practice and experience papers – present challenges encountered
in practice, innovations in industrial practice, or success or failure

Extended abstracts – include a brief description of a requirements
related problem, a position statement based on a particular experience
with current practices and processes.

Tool demos – describes a new requirements-related tool to support
industrial process, techniques for selecting a good tool, or overview
of cutting edge tools.

We also invite proposals for expert tutorials, workshops, panels,
doctoral symposium contributions, posters, videos, and research


If you have never previously published at a major international
conference, then you may be eligible for our mentoring program.
Please check the website for further details.


The conference will be held at the University of Technology, Sydney
(UTS), located in the heart of an economic, multicultural and creative
global city with a range of hotel choices in the close vicinity. We have
a great venue planned for RE’10 with social activities that include a
dinner cruise on Sydney Harbor, and a reception at the famous opera house!


General Chair:
Didar Zowghi, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Program Chair:
Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, Chicago, USA,

Finance Chair: Liming Zhu, Australia
Tutorial Chairs: Jane Huffman Hayes, USA, Debbie Richards, Australia
Workshop Chairs: Joao Araujo, Portugal, Lemai Nguyen, Australia
Posters & Demos Chairs: Jocelyn Armarego, Australia, Nan Niu, USA,
Lin Liu, China
PhD Symposium Chairs: Klaus Pohl, Germany, Paul Swatman, Australia
Industry Track Chairs: Chad Coulin, Australia, Walid Maalej, Germany
Industry Liaison: Joy Beatty, USA
Mentoring Program: Andrea Zisman, UK
Publications: Travis Breaux, USA
Publicity Chairs: David Callele, Canada, Zhi Jin, China,
Maya Daneva, Netherlands, Norazlin Yusop, Australia
Students Volunteers Chair: Nurie Nurmuliani, Australia,
Carlos Castro Herrera, USA
Local Arrangments: Jessica Li, UTS, Australia

Dr Didar Zowghi,
Professor of Software Engineering
Director, Centre for Human-Centred Technology Design Research
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia

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