REFSQ 2013 : International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
Conference Series : Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
Call For Papers
The Call for Paper is also available as PDF.
Requirements Engineering (RE) is a dominant factor that influences the quality of software, systems and services. The REFSQ working conference series is well established as one of the leading international forums for discussing RE and its many relations to quality. The first REFSQ took place in 1994, and since 2010 REFSQ has been organised as a stand-alone conference. In April 2013, we again welcome participants to attend REFSQ’13, which will be held in Essen, Germany.
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 2013 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. We have chosen “Interdisciplinary RE” as the special theme for REFSQ’13. In addition to general papers on RE and quality, we therefore encourage submissions that highlight the interplay of RE with related disciplines such as software architecture, quality assurance, user interface design, project management, and agile software development. Contributions from further related areas such as systems engineering, economics, and management are also 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
Papers should be submitted using Easychair at
REFSQ 2013 will also call for submissions for:
Half-day workshops focussing on topics related to REFSQ
A doctoral symposium in which PhD students present their RE-related research
Empirical studies to be run during REFSQ and in collaboration with companies
The REFSQ 2013 proceedings are intended to be published in Springer’s LNCS series.