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When Apr 7, 2014 - Apr 7, 2014
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2014
Notification Due Feb 15, 2014

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

1st Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-adaptive and Autonomous Systems (RESA) in REFSQ 2014

The RESA workshop will look at the research issues related to software systems that are aware and even reason about their requirements and goals at runtime. Such capabilities would bring benefits not just for the case of self-adaptive and autonomous systems but would also help in the development of self-explaining systems, and in testing and debugging. In particular, the workshop aims to:

− Combine research ideas from requirements engineering, requirements monitoring, computational reflection, model-driven engineering, and self-adaptive, autonomic, and self-aware systems.

− Provide a "state-of-the-research" assessment expressed in terms of research issues, challenges, and achievements. This assessment can be used to guide research in the area for both academia and industry.

− Build a network of researchers in RE for Self-adaptive Systems.

− Plan and promote further events on this emerging area.

RESA'14 will be held in Essen, Germany, as one of the workshops of the 20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2014).

Important Dates

Submission deadline: January 15, 2014

Author Notification: February 15, 2014

Camera Ready Copy: March 12, 2014

Workshop: April 7th, 2014

List of topics

The research topics we will aim to discuss include:

− Representation of Runtime Requirements (RR) for self-adaptive and autonomous systems

− Reasoning over runtime requirements

− Requirements-awareness

− The role of uncertainty

− Computational reflection and runtime requirements

− The relationships between requirements models at different phases of the SE lifecycle

− The relationship of RR to other SE phases (architecture/design/testing)

− Runtime requirements’ traceability

− Methodologies incorporating requirements-awareness and RR

− Requirements monitoring

− Diagnosis of railed requirements (including self-explaining systems)

Publications and Format of Papers

The RESA 2014 proceedings will be published in CEUR-WS (

Submissions should be in PDF, on A4 page size and formatted in LNCS style. See Springer’s Information for LNCS Authors for details (notice that for the submission, only the instructions about the layout of the paper itself are relevant – the copyright form etc. is only needed for the camera-ready version, in the event of your paper’s acceptance).

We invite original submissions as either full papers (13-15 pages) and short/position/vision papers (6-8 pages).


Papers should be submitted using EasyChair at

Selection process

The selection of papers will be based on their relevance to the workshop, research rigour, innovation, potential for industrial applicability, and quality of writing. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three (3) reviewers, and authors will be notified about acceptance before the REFSQ 2014 early registration deadline.

The workshop co-chairs will not submit papers of their own.

Workshop Co-chairs:

Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK,

Raúl Mazo, Panthéon Sorbonne University, France,

Peter Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK,

Programme Committee

Luciano Baresi Politecnico di Milano

Nelly Bencomo Aston University

Dan Berry University of Waterloo

Jaelson Castro Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Stephen Fickas University of Oregon

Jennifer Horkoff University of Trento

Emmanuel Letier University College London

Raul Mazo Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne

Liliana Pasquale Lero-Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

Anna Perini Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Peter Sawyer Lancaster University

Vitor Silva Souza Federal University of Espírito Santo

Alistair Sutcliffe University of Manchester

Ladan Tahvildari University of Waterloo

Gabriel Tamura Universidad ICESI

Axel Van Lamsweerde Université Catholique de Louvain

Related Resources

REFSQ 2017   23rd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
REFSQ 2016   Requirements Engineering: Foundations of Software Quality