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RE2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021

Authors of accepted papers in the research, RE@Next! and industry tracks of RE’21 are invited to submit an artifact to the Artifact Track. Research papers with artifacts receive a “badge” on the front page of their paper in the proceedings.

Call for Artifacts

Authors of accepted papers in the research, RE@Next! and industry tracks of RE’21 are invited to submit an artifact to the Artifact Track. Research papers with artifacts receive a “badge” on the front page of their paper in the proceedings. These badges certify that the paper has associated artifacts of the following form:


Reusable
The artifacts associated with the research are found to be documented, consistent, complete, exercisable, and include appropriate evidence of verification and in addition, they are very carefully documented and well-structured to the extent that reuse and repurposing is facilitated. In particular, norms and standards of the research community for artifacts of this type are strictly adhered to.

Available
This badge is applied to papers in which associated artifacts have been made permanently available for retrieval. Author- created artifacts relevant to this paper have been placed on a publically accessible archival repository. A DOI or link to this repository along with a unique identifier for the object is provided.

Results Replicated
The main results of the paper have been obtained in a subsequent study by a person or team other than the authors, using, in part, artifacts provided by the author.

Results Reproduced
The main results of the paper have been independently obtained in a subsequent study by a person or team other than the authors, without the use of author-supplied artifacts.


Disclaimer: Badges are loosely adopted from ACM badges as of December of 2019. For more details regarding the badges please visit https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/artifact-review-badging. Papers with such badges contain reusable products that other researchers can use to bootstrap their own research. Such papers are likely to earn increased citations and greater prestige in the research community.


Types of Artifacts

Artifacts of interest include the following (If your proposed artifact is not on this list, you are welcome to email the chairs before submitting).

Software, including implementations of systems or algorithms potentially useful in other studies. For instance, tools to search for optimally consistent requirements specifications.

Machine learning scripts, which can be understood as parts of a software tool, e.g., as Jupyter notebooks.

Machine readable requirements models, e.g., in IstarML or UML interchange formats. Traceability relations between artifacts, such as requirements to source code.

Data repositories, which are data (e.g., requirements models, requirements text, survey raw data) that can be used for multiple software engineering approaches.

Requirements in natural language form, e.g., textual requirements in a spreadsheet, DOORS, JIRA export.

User reviews, such as app reviews, product changelogs, and release notes.

Frameworks, which are tools and services illustrating new approaches to requirements engineering that could be used by other researchers in different contexts. For example, a service to highlight inconsistencies in natural language.


Selection Criteria

The RE’21 artifacts will be evaluated using the previously mentioned criteria. The goal of this track is to encourage reusable research products that can accelerate science.