RE’22 workshops provide opportunities for small-group discussions on topics in requirements engineering research and practice. Workshops also provide opportunities for researchers to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage, before they have matured to warrant conference or journal publication.

Call for Workshop Proposals

Goal and Scope

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 30th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’22). RE is the premier forum for presenting and discussing requirements engineering research and practice. Due to COVID-19, all workshops will be virtual events.

RE’22 workshops will allow participants to exchange new ideas in all areas related to requirements engineering research and practice. A variety of workshop formats can be considered, ranging from traditional paper presentations and discussions to highly interactive and participatory sessions without formal paper presentations. Proposers are encouraged to consider topics aligned with the research themes of RE’22. We particularly invite workshop proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas that have the potential to change basic assumptions about requirements engineering. Discussions at workshops may lead to interesting follow-up research, empirical investigations or improvement to industry practice.

An RE workshop can be a half-day, full-day or two-day event and will take place on the first two days of RE’22 (organizers need to consider time zones, e.g., a workshop on August 15, 2022 in Melbourne may be August 14 elsewhere).

NEW: Local Workshops (Optional)

RE’22 supports locally organized hybrid workshops, i.e., workshops where organizers gather at a location of their choice with some of the participants (as a “local hub”) and allow remote participation for other attendees that are at different places (potentially anywhere in the world). Workshop organizers who would like to offer such an opportunity must describe their intended hybrid setting explicitly in their workshop proposal in a dedicated section (see below for details). Please note the following:

RE’22 will only provide very basic support for local workshops. Any local arrangements and costs (e.g., catering during breaks) are to be arranged (and covered) by the organizers.
Attendees of a local workshop (that are part of the “local hub”) must still register for the workshop via RE’22 (local organizers have to make sure that all attendees are officially registered).
collecting and evaluating submissions, and notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time,
Local workshops must be accessible to the rest of the world, hence organizers need to plan for remote access (what platform, communication tools, etc.) and different time zones.
Plans for the hybrid setting and how remote participation for any RE’22 participant is enabled must be explicitly explained in the proposal.
The workshop proposal and call for papers must specify the time of the workshop, so that remote participants know how times apply to their time zone.

Submission of Proposals

Workshop proposals must not exceed four pages and must be submitted as one PDF using the IEEE conference template. Proposals should contain the following sections:

Header: Workshop title and acronym, contact information for the workshop organizers (name, affiliation, email) and the main contact
Workshop Motivation and Objectives: This section should explain the motivation and objectives of the workshop and related topics. This section should clarify the relation between the workshop’s topic and the conference’s main theme and the anticipated outcomes of the workshop (e.g., open research problems to pursue, empirical studies, etc.). If your workshop is accepted, then this description will be used for early publicity for the workshop.
Target Audience: What type of background should the workshop attendees have? Will there be a mix of industry and academic participants? What is the expected number of participants (minimum and maximum)? Is the workshop open to the public or by invitation only?
Workshop Format: Will the workshop be a half-day workshop or a full-day workshop? What will be the format for the workshop, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, a combination, etc.? What are the plans for facilitating discussions between participants? How will the organizers support an online or hybrid event if needed?
Paper solicitation and selection: How will submissions and participation be encouraged? How will papers be selected? How many people will be on the program committee? Please list the names of PC members if the committee has been tentatively invited.
Proceedings : How many and what type of papers will be solicited (number of pages and type: extended abstracts, position and/or research papers, etc.)? What type of evaluation process will be used to decide on accepted papers? As in previous years, we are planning to publish the workshop proceedings in the IEEE Digital Library as a separate volume of the conference proceedings. If you wish to use a different publishing plan, then describe how you intend to disseminate the workshop proceedings.
Workshop History : Have you offered this workshop before? If so, please provide a history of the venues, dates, approximate attendance numbers, and link to the website (if still available). Required Services: What special services are needed? For example, standard services may include a student volunteer.
Local workshop details (if applicable) : Are you planning to offer a local workshop? If so, discuss the details as outlined in the section “Local Workshop” above.
Organizers’ Bios : Please provide a brief 2-3-sentence biography for each of the workshop organizers that highlight their qualifications with respect to the workshop. Mention also the experience in organizing scientific events and workshops in particular.

Proposals must be submitted via the EasyChair submission page (select “RE’22 Workshops” track).

Workshop Proposal Evaluation Criteria

All workshop proposals will be reviewed by three members of the Workshop Program Committee. Acceptance will be based on:

Evaluation of the workshop’s potential to advance the state of requirements engineering research and/or practice.
Relevance to requirements engineering and topics targeted for RE’22.
Potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants.
Organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop.

Workshop Organizer Responsibilities

If a workshop proposal is accepted, workshop organizers are responsible for the following:

Creating a website for workshop and a call for papers/contributions
Publicizing the workshop
Establishing a PC, ensuring a diverse membership
Soliciting, collecting and evaluating paper submissions
Ensuring a transparent and fair paper selection process, including proper handling of conflicts of interest
Notifying authors of acceptance or rejection
Creating the workshop program
Responding to requests by the RE’22 Workshop Co-Chairs in due time.
In case of local workshops: ensuring that all organizational issues are sufficiently addressed (as outlined in the section “Local Workshop” above)

For accepted workshops, the following conditions apply:

Workshop organizers can not submit papers to their own workshop. However, workshop organizers can present at their workshop.
All accepted workshops will have to comply with the key dates.
All workshop participants, including organizers and keynote speakers or invited speakers, must register for the workshop.
RE’22 reserves the right to cancel workshops that fail to attract a reasonable number of submissions, have no detailed workshop program, or have insufficient registrations after the early registration deadline.

Key Dates

Workshop proposals due: January 27, 2022
Notification of workshop submitters: February 21, 2022
Workshop web pages up: February 28, 2022
Workshop summary (for RE’22 website) sent to Workshop Co-chairs: February 28, 2022
Workshop CfP ready: March 14, 2022
Workshop paper abstracts due (optional): May 12, 2022
Workshop papers due: May 19, 2022
Workshop paper notification: June 17, 2022
Workshop paper camera-ready: July 7, 2022
Workshop summaries/introductions camera-ready: July 7, 2022
Workshop dates: TBD

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time).

Workshops Co-chairs

Anne Hess ( Fraunhofer IESE, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Matthias Galster (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Workshop proposals due: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Notification of Workshop submitters:Monday, February 21, 2022
Organizers of accepted workshops send workshop summary and URL of workshop website to Workshop Co-Chairs: Monday, February 28, 2022

(*) A deadline extension may be granted at the expense of the length of the reviewing period.

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time).