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RE 2009 : The Requirements Engineering Track at ACM-SAC


When Mar 8, 2009 - Mar 12, 2009
Where Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 16, 2008
Notification Due Oct 11, 2009
Categories    databases   requirements engineering   software

Call For Papers

The Requirements Engineering Track

at The 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2009)

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
March 8-12, 2009


For the past twenty-three years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary
gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application
developers from around the world.

The Second Edition of the Requirements Engineering Track (RE-Track'09) is part of the 24th ACM
Symposium on Applied Computing. SAC 2009 is hosted by University of Hawaii at Manoa and Chaminade
University of Honolulu. Further details may be found at:

Requirement Engineering is defined as the branch of software engineering concerned with the real-world goals for, functions of,
and constraints on software systems; it is also concerned with the relationship of these factors to precise specifications of software
behaviour and to their evolution over time and across software families.
Requirements engineering is increasingly recognized as a critically important activity in any systems engineering process.
The arising of complex software applications in multidisciplinary domains, the speed with which they need to be developed,
and the degree to which they are expected to change, all play a role in determining how the systems development process should be conducted.
Independently of the nature of the software, the elicitation, analysis, negotiation, specification, validation and management of requirements
are fundamental for the development of quality in complex software. Only by fully understanding stakeholders' needs, and documenting them in a concise,
and unambiguous way, can consistently deliver quality products designed to meet the complexities of our advanced information society.

The objective of this track is to explore different advances in requirement engineering in a general way, its relation with different areas,
reducing the gap between software engineering solutions and the way one specific domain of knowledge was seen up to given point.


These are the main areas of concern in Requirements Engineering:
* Requirements Engineering for Scientific Areas
* Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation
* Requirements specification languages, methods, processes, and tools
* Requirements management, traceability, viewpoints
* Modelling of requirements, goals, and domains
* Non-functional requirements
* Requirements engineering and software architecture
* Aspect-oriented requirements engineering
* Agent-oriented requirements engineering
* Requirements for COTS-based systems
* Case studies and experiences based on requirements engineering
* Social, cultural, and cognitive factors in requirements engineering
* Requirements engineering: education and Training
* Requirements and Simulation
* Requirements and Autonomic Systems


Authors are invited to submit original papers in all areas of Requirement Engineering.

The program committee will blindly review submissions to that track. The author(s) name(s) and
address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third
person. This is to facilitate blind review. The paper should not exceed 5 pages in ACM format.
Please note that the maximum page length for the conference is 5 pages (without extra-fee), 8 is the maximum (with extra-fee).

Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common paper formats, such as US letter
and A4. Papers should not be submitted to more than one ACM-SAC track.

Paper submissions should be done electronically through the website
In case of any submission problems contact Jeff Allen at
Further information may be found at:

Authors should also send a message to, with the subject "PAPER SUBMISSION RE-ACMSAC09"
with the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the contact address
(including e-mail, telephone, and fax).


Aug. 16, 2008: Paper submissions
Oct. 11, 2008: Author notification
Oct. 25, 2008: Camera-Ready Copy


Alberto Silva, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Amador Durán Toro, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK
Carla Silva, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Charles Haley, Asia Pacific Univ. College of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
Christine Choppy, Université Paris XIII , France
Daniel M. Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Didar Zowghi, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Lab. for Applied Ontology, Italy
Guilherme Travassos, Universidade Federal do R.Janeiro, Brazil
Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Guttorm Sindre, IDI/NTNU, Norway
Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Jean-Michel Bruel, Univ. de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
João Araújo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
João F. Cunha, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
Jon Hall, The Open University - United Kingdom, England
Juan Hernández, University of Extremadura, Spain
Julio Leite, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do R. Janeiro, Brazil
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Maria Lencastre, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
Maritta Heisel, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
Mehmet Aksit, Univ. Twente Drienerlolaan Enschede, The Netherlands
Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Pankaj Jalote, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian
Paolo Giorgini University of Trento, Italy
Robin Laney, The Open University UK
Rosana Braga, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa, Italy
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Yijun Yu Open University, UK


For further information please contact the track organizer:

Maria Lencastre
Requirement Engineering Track Chair
Departamento de Sistemas Computacionais
Universidade de Pernambuco
Recife - PE - BRAZIL
Phone: + 55 81 21193842
Fax: + 55 81 21193881


Updated information on the Requirement Engineering track may be found at:

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