RE’23 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

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 31st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’23). RE is the premier forum for presenting and discussing requirements engineering research and practice.

RE’23 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’23. 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’23. All workshops are planned as in-person workshops in Hannover.

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.
  • 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: Link to EasyChair (select the "RE’23 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’23.
  • 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’23 Workshop Co-Chairs in due time.

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’23 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 20, 2023
  • Notification of workshop submitters: February 14, 2023
  • Workshop web pages up: February 28, 2023
  • Workshop summary (for RE’23 website) sent to Workshop Co-chairs: February 28, 2023
  • Workshop CfP ready: March 14, 2023
  • Workshop paper abstracts due (optional): June 02, 2023
  • Workshop papers due: June 09, 2023
  • Workshop paper notification: July 07, 2023
  • Workshop paper camera-ready: July 14, 2023
  • Workshop preface / extended keynote abstract camera-ready: July 13, 2023
  • Workshop dates: TBD

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

Workshops Co-chairs

Anne Hess ( Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Elda Paja (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)