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RELAW 2016 : Ninth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law


When Sep 13, 2016 - Sep 13, 2016
Where Beijing, China
Submission Deadline Jun 27, 2016
Notification Due Jul 8, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 24, 2016
Categories    requirements engineering   software engineering   regulatory compliance   legal requirements

Call For Papers

Ninth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law

In conjunction with the 24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering

Beijing, China

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Call for Papers

Practitioners and researchers from government, industry and academia are
invited to submit short papers for review by our [program
committee](organization.html). At least one author of accepted papers
will be expected to register and present the paper at the workshop.
Please review the planned topics, submission guidelines, and important
dates in preparation for your submission.

RELAW encourages submissions relating to this year's theme ("Delivering
Value through Regulatory Compliance") in two general categories: (1)
research or experience papers up to ten pages in length and (2) vision
papers up to six pages in length. Short Papers in each category, maximum
of four pages in length, is also allowed.

Paper Topics

We are interested in papers from any requirements-intensive domain or
industry; however, authors should submit papers that address one or more
of the following topics of interest:

- Identifying, prioritizing, and integrating relevant laws, treaties
and jurisdictions;
- Legal requirements acquisition, specification, analysis, and
- Formal and informal modeling of laws, policies, and requirements;
- Traceability and alignment between laws, policies, and requirements;
- Coordinating requirements change and the evolution of law;
- Integrating the policy process and the requirements engineering
- Introducing existing products and services into new jurisdictions;
- Addressing the challenges posed by software built for multiple
- Requirements verification: monitoring, documenting, and auditing
evidence of compliance;
- Evaluation of the social or economic benefits obtained through the
use of requirements models, tools, or techniques; and
- Risk and acceptable degrees of compliance assurance and
system certification.

Submission Guidelines

Authors may submit papers in three general categories:

- Research/Experience papers (10 pages max.)
- Vision papers (6 pages)
- Short Papers in each category (4 pages)

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee for relevance to the workshop topics of interest. Preference
will be given to submissions that emphasize informed, legally and
technically sound descriptions of important challenges and problems as
opposed to proposed solutions. Accepted submissions will be archived in
a workshop proceeding in [IEEE Xplore](

Papers **must** be formatted according to the IEEE formatting
instructions for conference papers. There are several versions of the
IEEE style. Please make sure you use exactly the versions that are
linked below.

*LaTeX users:* please use the LaTeX class file IEEEtran

Available on the CTAN archive:

and the following configuration (without option 'compsoc' or 'compsocconf'):


*Word users:* please use this Word template:

See also the corresponding PDF file:

for comparison.

Make sure your paper:

- does not exceed the page limit specified,
- is in PDF format,
- is in letter page size,
- does not have page numbers,
- has all fonts embedded in the PDF file,
- uses only scalable font types (like Type 1, TrueType) --- bit-mapped
font types (like Type 3) are not acceptable,
- has all figures embedded in vector graphics (if not possible, use a
high-resolution bitmap format of at least 300 dpi; do not use JPG,
but a lossless format like PNG or GIF),
- has all text in figures and tables large enough and readable when
- has a caption for every figure or table,
- has the title and all headings properly capitalized (cf. Section
- has no orphans and widows (cf. Section
[Help](, and
- does not use footnote references in the abstract.

The use of color in regular body text (e.g., in order to emphasize
words, URLs, or citations) is discouraged due to reduced readability and
greyscale printing. The use of color is allowed in figures, tables,
listings, and in non-body text, such as source code, XML snippets, etc.

Papers must be submitted electronically in Adobe **PDF** format to the
EasyChair service:

Send inquiries to:

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