The 31st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’23) continues the effort of the RE series by holding a posters & demos session to promote interaction and discussion among conference participants.

This highly interactive track gives an opportunity to researchers and practitioners to demonstrate and try out their methods and tools as well as gather feedback about them from the conference attendees.

As started at RE‘22, we will also have dedicated student poster submissions that will be judged as a student research competition.

Call for Posters & Tool Demos

We invite submissions in three categories: posters, tool demos and student research posters. We particularly encourage submissions related to the main theme of the conference: “Redefining RE: Challenging RE Perceptions, Boundaries, and Topics”. However, contributions related to all facets of requirements engineering are also welcome.

Posters may present recent research or work in progress. A poster can help attract interest and give a rapid overview of what your research is about.

Demos provide the opportunity to showcase any innovative tools or research prototypes.

Student Research Posters describe recently completed or ongoing student research in any area of Requirements Engineering. Student submissions must represent a student’s individual research contribution—neither supervisors or other students are allowed as co-authors.

At the conference, the work described in the submission will be presented as a poster (Posters need to be printed by the authors and brought to the conference. Sizes up to DIN A0.) or as a demo. We seek demos that explicitly give the audience the opportunity to gain hands-on experience or demonstrate interactively how a requirements engineering tool, method or technique can be applied (e.g., participants may try out the tools in an experiment-like and role-playing setting).

We particularly encourage the submission of posters or demos that are augmented with:

  • A live demo of proposed requirements engineering tools;
  • Video samples from industrial or educational application of requirements engineering techniques;
  • Games exploring the main concepts of the requirement engineering tool, method, or technique; or
  • Examples of the use of rich media in requirements engineering, including requirements visualizations, multimedia requirements documents, scenarios, storyboards, and vision/concept materials.

Submission Content

Posters and Tools

There are two main goals of the Posters and Tools track. First, to let others know about the methods and tools the researchers are working on, and second, to receive feedback about this work. Thus, a submission consists of an extended abstract and an annex to the abstract, with the following content:

  1. An original extended abstract (max 2 pages) that presents your work. It must not have been submitted for review or publication elsewhere.
    • We suggest the following format for the extended abstract: Context (including, e.g., users or stakeholders of the proposed tool/method/technique); RE problem (challenge) addressed and Motivation; Methodology used or the tool you developed; any Validation/Evaluation conducted or planned; Results and Contributions, and a discussion of Related Work
    • optional and recommended, a set of up to 3 questions that the authors would like the attendees of the conference to answer to help them validate their work. The questions shall be complemented with a short description on why these questions are important and how the answers would help in the further work. During the Tool and Demo session, each stand will have a box and printed-out questions to answer them on a paper, as well as links to an electronic form to answer the questions electronically.
  2. An annex to the abstract (max 2 pages) with:
    • [for posters and student research posters] a draft of a poster to which a short description explaining clearly how the poster is to be presented at the conference can be added.
    • [for tool demos] a short description or a link to video explaining clearly how the work described in the extended abstract is to be presented at the conference. The annex should emphasize interaction potential. It may contain images of screenshots or URLs leading to more information about the work, e.g., a video clip.

All submissions must be written in English and conform to the IEEE formatting instructions. Extended abstracts may include a small number of references, and helpful figures. The extended abstract and its annex must be submitted as one file in pdf format and shall not exceed 150MB via Easy Chair, the total length of which must not exceed 2 + 2 pages.

Students that are presenting a poster as a part of the research competition will only pay the student registration rate.

Submission Link

To submit, go to Easy Chair (click here) and select RE’23 Posters and Demos.

Review Process

All submissions will be reviewed by 3 reviewers, based on:

  • the quality, relevance, originality, significance, and soundness of the contribution presented in the extended abstract;
  • the visual and pedagogic quality of the poster or demo; and
  • potential for fostering interaction with the audience.

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