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RE2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021
The IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) is the premier requirements engineering conference where researchers, practitioners, students, and educators meet, present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and issues in the field of requirements engineering. The 29th edition of RE (RE’21) will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame (USA), from September 20-24, 2021.
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Plenary
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Wed 22 Sep

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08:00 - 08:20
08:00
20m
Day opening
Opening
Ceremonies & Panels
C: Jane Cleland-Huang University of Notre Dame, P: Ana Moreira NOVA University of Lisbon and NOVA LINCS, P: Kurt Schneider Leibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group
08:20 - 09:20
RE 4 AIResearch Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University

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08:20
30m
Talk
What’s up with Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence Systems?Research Paper
Research Papers
Khlood Ahmad Deakin University, Muneera Bano School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Mohamed Abdelrazek Deakin University, Australia, Chetan Arora Deakin University, John Grundy Monash University
08:50
30m
Talk
Non-functional Requirements for Machine Learning: Understanding Current Use and Challenges in IndustryResearch Paper
Research Papers
Khan Mohammad Habibullah University of Gothenburg, Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg
Pre-print
08:20 - 09:20
Adoption in Industry IJournal-First / Industrial Innovation Papers at Golden Dome
Chair(s): Fatma Başak Aydemir Boğaziçi University

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08:20
30m
Talk
Toward practical adoption of i* framework: an automatic two‐level layout approachJ1
Journal-First
Yunduo Wang Beijing University of Technology, Tong Li Beijing University of Technology, Qixiang Zhou , Jinlian Du
Link to publication DOI
08:50
30m
Talk
DDE process: A requirements engineering approach for machine learning in automated drivingIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Ran Zhang Robert Bosch GmbH, Andreas Albrecht Robert Bosch GmbH, Jonathan Kausch Robert Bosch GmbH, Henrik J. Putzer fortiss GmbH, Thomas Geipel Robert Bosch GmbH, Prashanth Halady Robert Bosch GmbH
08:20 - 09:20
08:20
30m
Talk
What the open domain model can tell us about the missing software requirements: A Preliminary studyAvailableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Ziyan Zhao Beihang University, China, Xiaoli Lian Beihang University, China, Li Zhang Beihang University
Media Attached
08:50
30m
Talk
RASAECO: Requirements Analysis of Software for the AECO IndustryAvailableIndustrial Innovation PaperReusable
Industrial Innovation Papers
Marko Ristin ZHAW School of Engineering, Dag Fjeld Edvardsen Catenda AS, Hans Wernher van de Venn Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Media Attached
09:20 - 09:30
09:20
10m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

09:30 - 10:30
PrioritizationJournal-First / Industrial Innovation Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Guenther Ruhe University of Calgary

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09:30
30m
Talk
NFR-Aware Prioritization of Software RequirementsJ1
Journal-First
MANDIRA ROY UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, Novarun Deb Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, Agostino Cortesi Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Rituparna Chaki UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, Nabendu Chaki UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
Link to publication DOI
10:00
30m
Talk
Evaluation of a Stakeholder Satisfaction-oriented Method for Prioritising Change RequestsIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Roman Schmid (private person), Samuel Fricker FHNW & BTH
09:30 - 10:30
Adoption in Industry IIResearch Papers at Golden Dome
Chair(s): Daniel Amyot University of Ottawa

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09:30
30m
Research paper
The practical role of context modeling in the elicitation of context-aware functionalities: a surveyResearch Paper
Research Papers
Rodrigo Falcão Fraunhofer IESE, Karina Villela Fraunhofer IESE, Vaninha Vieira Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Marcus Trapp Fraunhofer IESE, Igor Lopes de Faria Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)
Pre-print
10:00
30m
Talk
Perspectives on Compliance Requirements in Software EngineeringAvailableReusableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Evelyn Kempe University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Aaron Massey University of Maryland Baltimore County
DOI Media Attached
10:30 - 10:40
10:30
10m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

11:50 - 12:00
11:50
10m
Coffee break
Break
Catering

12:00 - 13:00
PrivacyResearch Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Samuel Fricker FHNW & BTH

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12:00
30m
Talk
Agile Teams' Perception in Privacy Requirements Elicitation: LGPD's compliance in BrazilResearch Paper
Research Papers
Edna Dias Canedo Computer Science Department - University of Brasília, Angelica Toffano Seidel Calazans University center -- UniCEUB, Anderson Jefferson Cerqueira Computer Science Department - University of Brasília, Pedro Henrique Teixeira Costa UNIVERSITY OF BRASILIA, Eloisa Toffano Seidel Masson University center -- UniCEUB
File Attached
12:30
30m
Talk
Ambiguity and Generality in Natural Language Privacy PoliciesResearch Paper
Research Papers
Mitra Bokaei Hosseini St. Mary's University, John Heaps University of Texas at San Antonio, Rocky Slavin University of Texas at San Antonio, Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University, Jianwei Niu University of Texas at San Antonio
12:00 - 13:00
TrustResearch Papers at Golden Dome
Chair(s): Eric Yu University of Toronto

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12:00
30m
Talk
Towards Achieving Trust Through Transparency and EthicsAvailable
Research Papers
David Kwan York University, Luiz Marcio Cysneiros York University, Julio Cesar Leite PUC-Rio
Media Attached
12:30
30m
Talk
TEM: A Transparency Engineering Methodology Enabling Users’ Trust Judgement
Research Papers
Baraa Zieni University of Bristol, Reiko Heckel University of Leicester
12:00 - 13:00
12:00
60m
Panel
Making an Impact: RE where it matters!
Ceremonies & Panels
Birgit Penzenstadler Chalmers, Bashar Nuseibeh The Open University (UK) & Lero (Ireland), Jane Hayes University of Kentucky, Walter Scheirer
13:00 - 15:00
13:00
2h
Social Event
Social Event: Best Paper in GatherTown
Ceremonies & Panels

Thu 23 Sep

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08:00 - 09:20
Human BarriersResearch Papers / RE@Next! Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Colin C. Venter University of Huddersfield

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08:00
30m
Talk
The Rise and Fall of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps: when NFRs Collide with PandemicResearch Paper
Research Papers
Muneera Bano School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Chetan Arora Deakin University, Didar Zowghi University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Alessio Ferrari CNR-ISTI
08:30
30m
Talk
The Role of Linguistic Relativity on the Identification of Sustainability Requirements: An Empirical StudyResearch Paper
Research Papers
Yen Dieu Pham University of Hamburg, Abir Bouraffa , Marleen Hillen University of Hamburg, Walid Maalej University of Hamburg
09:00
20m
Talk
Representing Human Barriers in Requirements Engineering: The Case of Electronic Health RecordsRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Meira Levy Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Michal Pauzner Shenkar College of Engineering, Design,Art, Irit Hadar University of Haifa
08:00 - 09:20
08:00
30m
Talk
Reddit as a New Source of User Feedback for Software RequirementsResearch Paper
Research Papers
Tahira Iqbal University of Tartu, Moniba Iqbal NUST, Kuldar Taveter University of Tartu, Estonia, Norbert Seyff FHNW & University of Zurich
08:30
30m
Talk
Lessons Learned from Customising and Applying ACTA to Design a Novel Device for Emergency Medical CareIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Christoph Stanik University of Hamburg, Germany, Tim Puhlfürß Universität Hamburg, Anne Mahler University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Phillip Sasu University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Wikhart Reip University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Walid Maalej University of Hamburg
Pre-print
09:00
20m
Talk
Towards a typology of questions for requirements elicitation interviewsRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Olesya Zaremba University of Toronto, Sotirios Liaskos York University
08:00 - 09:20
Machine LearningResearch Papers / RE@Next! Papers at Hesburgh Library
Chair(s): Zhi Jin Peking University

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08:00
30m
Talk
Classifying User Requirements from Online Feedback in Small Dataset Environments using Deep LearningAvailableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Rohan Reddy Mekala Fraunhofer USA CESE, Asif Irfan Fraunhofer USA Center Mid-Atlantic, Eduard C. Groen Fraunhofer IESE, Adam Porter Fraunhofer USA CESE, Mikael Lindvall Fraunhofer USA CESE
Media Attached
08:30
30m
Talk
Unsupervised Topic Discovery in User CommentsResearch Paper
Research Papers
Christoph Stanik University of Hamburg, Germany, Tim Pietz Universität Hamburg, Walid Maalej University of Hamburg
09:00
20m
Talk
MARE: an Active Learning Approach for Requirements ClassificationRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Cláudia Magalhães Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, João Araújo NOVA LINCS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Alberto Sardinha Instituto Superior Técnico, U. Lisboa & INESC-ID
09:20 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
Requirements CommunicationResearch Papers / Journal-First at Basilica
Chair(s): Alessio Ferrari CNR-ISTI

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09:30
30m
Talk
From Screenplays to Podcasts – New Perspectives on Improving Requirements Communication in Interdisciplinary TeamsResearch Paper
Research Papers
Anne Hess Fraunhofer IESE, Jill Tamanini Fraunhofer IESE, Sven Storck Fraunhofer IESE
10:00
30m
Talk
Representing Software Project Vision by Means of Video: A Quality Model for Vision VideosJ1
Journal-First
Oliver Karras TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, Kurt Schneider Leibniz Universität Hannover, Software Engineering Group, Samuel Fricker FHNW & BTH
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
09:30 - 10:30
09:30
30m
Talk
Conceptualising, Extracting and Analysing Requirements Arguments in Users Forums: The CrowdRE-Arg FrameworkJ1
Journal-First
Javed Ali Khan University of Science and Technology Bannu, Lin Liu , Lijie Wen , Raian Ali HBKU
Link to publication DOI
10:00
30m
Talk
CrowdRE in a Governmental Setting: Lessons from Two Case StudiesIndustrial Innovation PaperBest Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Jelle Wouters Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Rob Janssen Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Bas van Hulst Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, John van Veenhuizen Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Fabiano Dalpiaz Utrecht University, Sjaak Brinkkemper Utrecht University
Pre-print
10:30 - 10:40
11:50 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
TracingResearch Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Emilio Insfran Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

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12:00
30m
Talk
Automated Traceability for Domain Modelling Decisions Empowered by Artificial IntelligenceResearch Paper
Research Papers
Rijul Saini McGill University, Gunter Mussbacher McGill University, Canada, Jin L.C. Guo McGill University, Jörg Kienzle McGill University, Canada
12:30
30m
Talk
Design Decisions in the Construction of Traceability Information Models for Safe Automotive SystemsResearch Paper
Research Papers
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Björn Koopmann OFFIS e.V, Jan Steffen Becker OFFIS e.V, Mikaela Törnlund Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Yulla Ibrahim Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Mazen Mohamad Chalmers and University of Gothenburg
13:00 - 15:00
13:00
2h
Social Event
Social Event: Meet your Peers Shuffle Meetings
Ceremonies & Panels

15:00 - 16:00
Meet Sol GreenspanCeremonies & Panels
15:00
60m
Panel
Meet Sol Greenspan, US NSF Program Director
Ceremonies & Panels
Sol Greenspan National Science Foundation

Fri 24 Sep

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08:00 - 09:20
Quality RequirementsIndustrial Innovation Papers / Research Papers / RE@Next! Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg

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08:00
30m
Talk
Exploring Explainability: A Definition, a Model, and a Knowledge CatalogueResearch Paper
Research Papers
Larissa Chazette Leibniz University Hannover, Wasja Brunotte Leibniz University Hannover, Timo Speith Saarland University
Pre-print
08:30
30m
Talk
A Pipeline for Automating Labeling to Prediction in Classification of NFRsIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Ranit Chatterjee TCS Research, Abdul Ahmed TCS Research, Preethu Rose Anish TCS Research, Brijendra Suman TCS Research, Prashant Lawhatre TCS Research, Smita Ghaisas TCS Research
09:00
20m
Talk
Text Mining for Standardized Quality Criteria of Natural-Language IT RequirementsRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Serda Hauser University of Leipzig, Erik Buchmann Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig
08:00 - 09:20
08:00
30m
Talk
Towards the Integration of Cybersecurity Risk Assessment into Model-based Requirements EngineeringIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Douraïd Naouar Chaire de Cyberdéfense des Systèmes Navals, Lab-STICC, Jamal El Hecham IRISA – UMR 6074, Univ. Bretagne-Sud, Yvon Kermarrec UMR CNRS - 6285, Lab-STICC, Jean-Luc Voirin Thales Airborne Systems, Jacques Foisil Thales Airborne Systems
08:30
30m
Talk
Understanding and recommending security requirements from problem domain ontology: A cognitive three-layered approachJ1
Journal-First
Bong-Jae Kim , Seok-Won Lee Ajou University
Link to publication DOI
09:00
20m
Talk
Combining risk and variability modelling for requirements analysis in SAS engineeringRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Denisse Muñante SAMOVAR, Télécom SudParis, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Anna Perini Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Fitsum Kifetew Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Angelo Susi Fondazione Bruno Kessler
08:00 - 09:20
08:00
30m
Talk
On the impact of using different templates on creating and understanding user storiesResearch Paper
Research Papers
Catarina Gralha NOVA-LINCS, FCT/UNL, Rita Pereira NOVA LINCS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Miguel Goulao NOVA-LINCS, FCT/UNL, João Araújo NOVA LINCS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Pre-print
08:30
30m
Talk
Refining User Stories via Example Mapping: An Empirical InvestigationIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Jasper Berends Info Support, Fabiano Dalpiaz Utrecht University
Pre-print
09:00
20m
Talk
Data-Driven Agile Requirements Elicitation through the Lenses of Situational Method EngineeringRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Aron Henriksson Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Jolita Ralyté University of Geneva, Jelena Zdravkovic Stockholm University
09:20 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
EvolutionResearch Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Oliver Karras TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Go to midspace

09:30
30m
Talk
On the Role of User Feedback in Software Evolution: a Practitioners' PerspectiveResearch Paper
Research Papers
Simon van Oordt Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Emitzá Guzmán Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
10:00
30m
Talk
From Ideas to Expressed Needs: an Empirical Study on the Evolution of Requirements during ElicitationResearch Paper
Research Papers
Sourav Debnath Kennesaw State University, Paola Spoletini Kennesaw State University, Alessio Ferrari CNR-ISTI
09:30 - 10:30
Inspection and TestingIndustrial Innovation Papers / Research Papers at Golden Dome
Chair(s): Sylwia Kopczyńska Poznan University of Technology

Go to midspace

09:30
30m
Talk
ELFIEP: Evolutionary Lifecycle Framework for Industrial Engineering PracticeIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Shinobu Saito NTT, Mikio Aoyama Nanzan University
10:00
30m
Talk
Environment-Driven Abstraction Identification for Requirements-Based TestingBest PaperResearch Paper
Research Papers
Zedong Peng University of Cincinnati, Prachi Rathod University of Cincinnati, Nan Niu University of Cincinnati, Tanmay Bhowmik Mississippi State University, Hui Liu Beijing Institute of Technology, Lin Shi Institute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhi Jin Peking University
09:30 - 10:30
09:30
60m
Panel
Adopting Agility in a Requirements-driven Project Environment
Ceremonies & Panels
Fabiano Dalpiaz Utrecht University, Daniela Damian University of Victoria, Joel Tosi , Tori Huang Brauer
10:30 - 10:40
11:50 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
RE for AllJournal-First / Research Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Sallam Abualhaija University of Luxembourg

Go to midspace

12:00
30m
Talk
Interspecies information systemsJ1
Journal-First
Dirk van der Linden Northumbria University
Link to publication DOI
12:30
30m
Talk
A Survey of Instructional Approaches in the Requirements Engineering Education LiteratureAvailableReusableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Marian Daun University of Duisburg-Essen, Alicia M. Grubb Smith College, Bastian Tenbergen State University of New York at Oswego
Media Attached File Attached
12:00 - 13:00
RE in PracticeJournal-First / Industrial Innovation Papers at Golden Dome
Chair(s): Markus Borg RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

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12:00
30m
Talk
Applying Model-based Requirements Engineering in Three Large European Collaborative Projects: An Experience ReportIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Andrey Sadovykh Innopolis University & SOFTEAM, Dragos Truscan Åbo Akademi University, Hugo Bruneliere IMT Atlantique, LS2N (UMR CNRS 6004)
12:30
30m
Talk
A Study about the Knowledge and Use of Requirements Engineering Standards in IndustryJ1
Journal-First
Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Martin Glinz University of Zurich, Daniel Mendez Blekinge Institute of Technology, Norbert Seyff FHNW & University of Zurich
Link to publication DOI
12:00 - 12:20
VulnerabilitiesRE@Next! Papers at Hesburgh Library
Chair(s): Mona Rahimi Northern Illinois University

Go to midspace

12:00
20m
Talk
Information on Potential Vulnerabilities for New Requirements: Does It Help Writing Secure Code?RE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Md Rayhan Amin MIssissippi State University, Tanmay Bhowmik Mississippi State University
13:00 - 13:30
RE Cares & Closing SessionCeremonies & Panels at Stadium
13:00
30m
Day closing
Closing Session, RE Cares Result Report & RE2022
Ceremonies & Panels

Call for Papers

The RE’21 welcomes original papers focusing on the traditional RE topics, but this year’s edition is particularly thrilled with the idea of receiving submissions addressing the following five research themes:
  
1 - Discover stakeholders’ needs: As software systems get more complex and intertwined with society, discovering the needs of various stakeholders remains one of the fundamental missions of requirements engineering. Techniques, tools, and insights are a contribution that cuts across all applications and domains.

2 - Societal Challenges: Software is no longer a purely technical device or product. Its enormous power and potential continue to shape society, affecting human values and our ways to live our lives. Working from home and online teaching was imposed on us by the COVID-19 crises. How are requirements related to this and to ethical issues, such as sustainability and gender? Where are we going?

3 - Smart and connected: Our world has developed into a huge socio-technical system of systems. Software with intelligent capabilities is linked to human activities and organizational systems. In smart cities, a smooth collaboration between human goals and technical sophistication is on the horizon.

4 - Agile, DevOps, and Hybrid: Requirements engineering activities and customer satisfaction are at the core of agile development. However, the interplay between RE and development has shifted. Requirements are not as explicit and as visible in iterative approaches driven by direct communication. Most companies mix and match agile and DevOps with proven techniques. Where is the sweet spot?

5 - AI + RE: AI seems to be everywhere and ready to solve problems even humans could not solve before. However, what are the problems to be solved? Who decides, controls, and explains whether requirements set by stakeholders are effectively transformed into AI solutions? Can AI itself help to do that?

Categories for Research Papers:

The RE’21 Research Track invites original submissions of research papers in three categories: Technical Solution, Scientific Evaluation, Perspective.

Technical solution papers present solutions for requirements-related problems that are novel or significantly improve on existing solutions. This includes new algorithms or theory, novel tools, modeling languages, infrastructures, or other technologies. All requirements-related activities, such as elicitation, prioritization or analysis are in scope. These papers are mainly evaluated with regard to problem relevance, novelty in comparison with existing work, clarity of presentation, technical soundness, and evidence for its benefits.

Scientific evaluation papers evaluate existing problem situations or real-world artifacts, or they validate or refute proposed solutions by scientific means. This includes experiments, case studies, and surveys reporting qualitative and quantitative data and findings. The papers are mainly evaluated with regard to the soundness of research questions and appropriateness and correctness of study design, data analysis, and threats to validity. Replications are welcome. Lessons learned can be particularly important to complement other empirical results.

Perspective papers explore the history, successes, and challenges of requirements related practices and research agendas, and outline research roadmaps for the future. Literature reviews are also included in this category and must distil novel knowledge, present new insights and not a mere compilation. These papers are evaluated based on the insights they offer to the reader and the corresponding arguments, and on their potential to shape future research.

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee, based on the criteria for the respective category. In general, originality, importance of contribution, soundness, evaluation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work are important.

Artifacts

The authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to increase the visibility of their artifacts (software and data) and to obtain an artifact badge. Upon acceptance, the authors can submit their artifacts, which will be evaluated by a committee that determines their sustained availability and reusability.

Accepted Papers

Title
A Survey of Instructional Approaches in the Requirements Engineering Education LiteratureAvailableReusableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Media Attached File Attached
Agile Teams' Perception in Privacy Requirements Elicitation: LGPD's compliance in BrazilResearch Paper
Research Papers
File Attached
Ambiguity and Generality in Natural Language Privacy PoliciesResearch Paper
Research Papers
Automated Traceability for Domain Modelling Decisions Empowered by Artificial IntelligenceResearch Paper
Research Papers
Classifying User Requirements from Online Feedback in Small Dataset Environments using Deep LearningAvailableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Media Attached
Design Decisions in the Construction of Traceability Information Models for Safe Automotive SystemsResearch Paper
Research Papers
Environment-Driven Abstraction Identification for Requirements-Based TestingBest PaperResearch Paper
Research Papers
Exploring Explainability: A Definition, a Model, and a Knowledge CatalogueResearch Paper
Research Papers
Pre-print
From Ideas to Expressed Needs: an Empirical Study on the Evolution of Requirements during ElicitationResearch Paper
Research Papers
From Screenplays to Podcasts – New Perspectives on Improving Requirements Communication in Interdisciplinary TeamsResearch Paper
Research Papers
Non-functional Requirements for Machine Learning: Understanding Current Use and Challenges in IndustryResearch Paper
Research Papers
Pre-print
On the Role of User Feedback in Software Evolution: a Practitioners' PerspectiveResearch Paper
Research Papers
On the impact of using different templates on creating and understanding user storiesResearch Paper
Research Papers
Pre-print
Perspectives on Compliance Requirements in Software EngineeringAvailableReusableResearch Paper
Research Papers
DOI Media Attached
Reddit as a New Source of User Feedback for Software RequirementsResearch Paper
Research Papers
TEM: A Transparency Engineering Methodology Enabling Users’ Trust Judgement
Research Papers
The Rise and Fall of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps: when NFRs Collide with PandemicResearch Paper
Research Papers
The Role of Linguistic Relativity on the Identification of Sustainability Requirements: An Empirical StudyResearch Paper
Research Papers
The practical role of context modeling in the elicitation of context-aware functionalities: a surveyResearch Paper
Research Papers
Pre-print
Towards Achieving Trust Through Transparency and EthicsAvailable
Research Papers
Media Attached
Unsupervised Topic Discovery in User CommentsResearch Paper
Research Papers
What the open domain model can tell us about the missing software requirements: A Preliminary studyAvailableResearch Paper
Research Papers
Media Attached
What’s up with Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence Systems?Research Paper
Research Papers
Papers should be submitted electronically to the EasyChair system. In order to guide the reviewing process, all authors who intend to submit a paper must first submit the title and abstract. Abstracts should describe explicit coverage of context, objectives, methods, and results and conclusions, and should not exceed 200 words.

Papers must describe original work that has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Papers must not exceed 10 pages for the main body and up to 2 additional pages for the references. Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE formatting instructions. Submissions must be double-blinded in conformance with the instructions below.

Please note: Papers exceeding the length specification, are not formatted correctly, or are not properly double-blinded (see instructions below) will be desk-rejected without review. Only full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed. Abstract-only submissions will be discarded without further notice after the submission deadline. Accepted papers may require editing for clarity prior to publication and presentation. They will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.

Please submit your Research paper in PDF format via EasyChair. Select the RE’21 Research Track for your submission.

Instructions for the Double-Blind Review Process

The RE’20 Research track will use a double-blind reviewing process. The goal of double-blind reviewing is to ensure that the reviewers can read and review your paper without having to know who any of the authors are, and hence avoid related bias. Of course, authors are allowed and encouraged to submit papers that build on their previously published work.

In order to prepare your submission for double-blind reviewing, please follow the instructions given below.

1. Omit all names and affiliations of authors from the title page, but keep sufficient space to re-introduce them in the final version should the paper be accepted.

2. Do not include any acknowledgements that might disclose your identity. Leave space in your submission to add such acknowledgements when the paper has been accepted.

3. Refer to your own work in the third person, as you would normally do with the work of others.

4. When providing supplementary material (e.g., data repositories, source code, study protocols), do this via a website that does not disclose your identity. Anonymize the names of your own tools, approaches or systems, in a way that can be reversed should the paper be accepted. When anonymizing your paper, make sure not to compromise the technical integrity of your work. In particular, never blind references.

5. Adhere to instruction 3 when citing previously published own work.

6. Remove identification metadata from the PDF file before submission (in Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can check their presence with File Properties, or Ctrl-D). Microsoft Word users should follow the Document Properties and Personal Information section of these instructions.

Important Policy Announcements

Papers submitted to RE 2021 must be original, and will be reviewed under the assumption that they do not contain plagiarized material, have not been published nor submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for RE 2021.

RE 2021 follows the IEEE policies for cases of double submission and plagiarism



  Submission Instructions in a Nutshell  

Submit your paper with a maximum of 10 pages (main body) + 2 pages (references)

Abstract up to 200 words

Submissions MUST be DOUBLE-blind,

Submissions must be English, in IEEE format

Submit via EasyChair ( “RE’21” option)

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’):

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}



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.