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REFSQ 2012 : 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality


Conference Series : Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
When Mar 19, 2012 - Mar 22, 2012
Where Essen, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Sep 22, 2011
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2011

Call For Papers

Preliminary Call for Papers

Following its second edition as a stand-alone conference in 2011, REFSQ 2012 welcomes participants to attend its meeting again in Essen in March. Since 1994, when the first REFSQ took place, Requirements Engineering (RE) continued to be a dominant factor influencing the quality of software, systems and services. The REFSQ working conference series has now established itself as one of the leading international forum to discuss RE in its many relations to quality.
Working Conference Format

REFSQ has a long tradition of being a highly structured and interactive forum. Each session is organised in order to provoke discussion among the presenters of papers, pre-assigned discussants, and all the other participants.

REFSQ 2012 seeks reports of novel ideas and techniques that enhance the quality of RE’s products and processes, as well as reflections on current research and industrial RE practices. We invite submissions on any aspect of RE. We encourage researchers and practitioners from the RE, software engineering, information systems, service science, and embedded systems fields to present original work. Contributions from related areas such as formal methods, systems engineering, human computer interaction, economics, management, and social sciences are very welcome for the insights they provide to RE.
Call for Papers

We invite original submissions in various categories:

Full research papers (up to 15 pages), including solution papers, empirical studies, surveys, and comparative studies
Experience reports (up to 15 pages), describing positive and negative experiences
Vision papers (up to 6 pages) stating where the research in the field should be heading towards
Problem statements (up to 6 pages) describing open issues of practical or theoretical nature
Research previews (up to 6 pages) reporting research results at an early stage

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Oct. 1st, 2011
Paper Submission Oct. 5th, 2011
Conference March 19-22, 2012

Other Events

REFSQ 2012 will also call for submissions for (details will be published in the website soon):

Half-day workshops focused in topics related to REFSQ
A doctoral symposium in which PhD students present their RE-related research
Empirical studies to be run during REFSQ
Empirical studies to be run in collaboration with companies


The REFSQ 2012 proceedings are intended to be published in Springer’s LNCS series, following the tradition of last years.

Papers should be submitted using Easychair at

Detailed instructions to authors about format, evaluation criteria, and submission procedure will be posted soon on the REFSQ website
General Chair

Klaus Pohl – Univ. of Duisburg Essen, Germany
Workshops Chair

Samuel Fricker – Univ. of Zürich, Switzerland
Empirical Track Chair

Jörg Dörr – Fraunhofer-IESE, Germany
Doctoral Consortium Chair

Barbara Paech – Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany
Program Co-Chairs

Daniela Damian – Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Björn Regnell – Lund University, Sweden

Download prelim. CfP:

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