[AISWorld] Extended Deadline: REFSQ'13 - Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality

Andreas L. Opdahl Andreas.Opdahl at uib.no
Wed Oct 31 10:36:00 EDT 2012

Due to numerous requests, we have extended the abstract and paper 
submission deadlines for REFSQ 2013. Please find the new dates below!

R E F S Q ' 1 3 - Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software 
Quality April 8-11 2013, Essen, Germany

Special Theme: Interdisciplinary RE

Abstract Submission: *** 12th November 2012 ***
Paper Submission: *** 19th November 2012 ***


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 


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 five categories:

- Full research papers (up to 15 pages), including solution papers, 
empirical studies, surveys, and comparative studies

- Industrial experience reports (up to 15 pages), describing positive 
and negative experiences in industrial settings

- 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 must be submitted through Easychair at



The REFSQ 2013 proceedings will be published in Springer's LNCS series.

Other Events

REFSQ 2013 also calls for submissions for:

- One or half-day workshops focussing on topics related to REFSQ

- A doctoral symposium in which PhD students present their RE-related

- Empirical studies to be run during REFSQ and in collaboration with

Important dates

Abstract Submission: 12th November 2012

Paper Submission: 19th November 2012

Conference: 8-11 April 2013

General Chair

Klaus Pohl - Univ. of Duisburg Essen, Germany

Program Co-Chairs

Joerg Doerr - Fraunhofer IESE, Germany 
<joerg.doerr at iese.fraunhofer.de<mailto:joerg.doerr at iese.fraunhofer.de>>

Andreas L. Opdahl - Univ. of Bergen, Norway 
<Andreas.Opdahl at uib.no<mailto:Andreas.Opdahl at uib.no>>

Organizing Team

Tobias Kaufmann - Univ. of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Stella Roxana Klippert - Univ. of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Empirical Track Co-Chairs

Daniel M. Berry - Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Norbert Seyff - Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland

Workshop Chairs

Raul Mazo - Univ. of Paris 1 - Sorbonne, France

Camille Salinesi - Univ. of Paris 1 - Sorbonne, France

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

Oscar Pastor - Univ. of Valencia, Spain

Roel Wieringa - Univ. of Twente, Netherlands

Industry Track Co-Chairs

Kai Petersen - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Thorsten Weyer - Univ. of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Programme Committee

Aybuke Aurum, University of New South Wales

Brian Berenbach, Siemens Corporate Research

Dan Berry, University of Waterloo

Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University

David Callele, University of Saskatchewan

Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University

Eric Dubois, CRP Henri Tudor

Armin Eberlein, American University of Sharjah

Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Samuel Fricker, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Donald Gause, Binghamton University

Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa

Martin Glinz, University of Zurich

Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Olly Gotel, Independent Researcher

Paul Gruenbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Peter Haumer, IBM Rational

Andrea Herrmann, Independent Consultant

Patrick Heymans, University of Namur

Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University

Natalia Juristo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Erik Kamsties, Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

Peter Karpati, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology

Marjo Kauppinen, Helsinki University of Technology

Eric Knauss, University of Victoria

Kim Lauenroth, adesso AG

Soren Lauesen, IT University of Copenhagen

Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University

Nazim Madhavji, University of Western Ontario

Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu

Raul Mazo, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne

John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto

Cornelius Ncube, Bournemouth University

Bashar Nuseibeh, Open University

Barbara Paech, Universität Heidelberg

Oscar Pastor Lopez, Polytechnical University of Valencia

Anne Persson, University of Skövde

Kai Petersen, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Jolita Ralyte, University of Geneva

Gil Regev, Ecole Polyt. Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland

Bjorn Regnell, Lund University

Colette Rolland, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne

Camille Salinesi, University of Paris 1 - Sorbonne

Kristian Sandahl, Linköping University

Pete Sawyer, Lancaster University

Kurt Schneider, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Norbert Seyff, University of Zurich

Guttorm Sindre, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology

Janis Stirna, Royal Institute of Technology

Christer Thörn, Jönköping University

Inge Van De Weerd, VU University Amsterdam

Thorsten Weyer, University of Duisburg-Essen

Roel Wieringa, University of Twente

Eric Yu, University of Toronto

Didar Zowghi, University of Technology, Sydney

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