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Requirements Engineering 2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021

The format of your paper must strictly adhere to the IEEEtran Proceedings Format.

LaTeX users: please use the LaTeX class file IEEEtran v1.8 and the following configuration (without option ‘compsoc’ or ‘compsocconf’):


Word users: please use this Word template (official IEEE Templates page for more information).

Please make sure that your submission

does not exceed the respective page limit specified in the track call
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 printed,
has a caption for every figure or table,
has the title and all headings properly capitalized
has no orphans and widows (cf. Section Help), and
does not use footnote references in the abstract.


Accepted papers will be published as IEEE Xplore Digital Library Proceedings. All authors of all accepted contributions will be asked to complete an electronic IEEE Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions from Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

Acceptance of a paper implies that one of the authors registers for the conference to present the submission; failure to do so by the early registration date will result in the paper being withdrawn from the conference proceedings.

Conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., by not placing it into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Conflict of Interest Policy

A PC member (including the PC Chairs) is considered to have a conflict of interest on a submission that has an author in any of the following categories:

the person themselves
a past or current student or academic advisor
a supervisor or employee in the same line of authority within the past three years
a member of the same organization (e.g., company, university, government agency, etc.) within the past three years
a co-author of a paper appearing in publication within the past three years
someone with whom there has been a financial relationship (e.g., grants, contracts, consultancies, equity investments, stock options, etc.) within the past three years
someone with whom acceptance or rejection would further the personal goals of the reviewer (e.g., a competitor)
a member of the same family or anyone considered a close personal friend; or someone about whom, for whatever reason, their work cannot be evaluated objectively

For more information, please visit the SIGSOFT Policy on Program Committees website