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The 29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’21) will host a journal-first track. Through this initiative, authors of journal-first papers accepted in the participating journals will be invited to discuss their research directly with the RE community.

Call for Journal First Submissions

The Journal-First Track at RE'21 welcomes submissions from top peer reviewed journal papers that address the topics related to requirements engineering topics.
A submission to the RE’21 journal-first track must adhere to the following criteria:

The accepted journal paper was accepted or published no earlier than October 1, 2019
The paper reports completely new research results and/or presents novel contributions that significantly extend and were not previously reported in prior work.
The paper does not extend prior work solely with additional proofs or algorithms (or other such details presented for completeness), additional empirical results, or minor enhancements or variants of the results presented in the prior work.
The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other conferences.

Selection Criteria

Submissions that do not satisfy the above-listed criteria will be-desk-rejected. As the papers have already been reviewed and accepted by the journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical content. If we receive more submissions than we can accommodate in the RE’21 conference program, we will select submissions according to the following criteria:

1. Priority will be given to the papers that:
- Increase opportunities for authors to attend RE’21, who might not otherwise attend. In other words, priority will be given to papers with authors that have no (or fewer) papers accepted at the other tracks of RE’21.
- Best fit the technical program of RE’21, offering a balance across the conference topics.

2. If there is further need to select from papers with the same priority, then they will be selected based on a lottery.


Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to present their paper in a session at the conference.
At least one author of the associated journal paper must register for and attend the conference to present the paper.