RE’24 welcomes original research papers focusing on traditional areas of requirements engineering, as well as new ideas which challenge the boundaries of the area.

Call for Papers

Building upon last year’s theme of redefining requirements engineering (RE), this year we invite you to sketch the future of RE and explore uncharted territories.

Embracing the theme Exploring New Horizons: Expanding the Frontiers of Requirements Engineering, we invite submissions that challenge existing perceptions of RE, shed light on its intersections with other software engineering activities, fields, and endeavors, and push beyond its established boundaries.

Suggested Paper Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements Elicitation, Specification, and Analysis
  • Requirements Validation and Verification
  • Requirements Change Management
  • Traceability and Impact Analysis
  • Requirements Quality and Metrics
  • Requirements Tooling and Automation
  • Software Requirements and Architecture
  • Requirements-Driven Quality Assurance
  • Formal RE
  • RE and Modeling
  • Requirements in Software Configuration, Maintenance, and Evolution
  • Requirements in Agile Development
  • Requirements for DevOps
  • RE4AI and AI4RE
  • Creativity in RE
  • Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Aspects of RE
  • Distributed and Collaborative RE
  • Community-based RE (e.g., open source, crowdsourcing)
  • Responsible RE (e.g., ethics, privacy)
  • RE for Green and Sustainable Technologies
  • Requirements and Legal/Regulatory Compliance
  • Diversity, inclusion, and social concerns in RE
  • Domain-specific RE (e.g., RE4IoT, RE4VR, Quantum RE, RE for Blockchain)
  • Advanced Technologies for RE (e.g., IoT4RE, VR4RE)
  • RE Education and Training
  • Prompt-based Engineering
  • The Next New Thing… … embrace the challenge and surprise the RE community!

Review Criteria

Each paper submitted to the Research Track will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Novelty: Novelty of contributed solutions, problem formulations, methodologies, theories, and/or evaluations, that is, the extent to which the paper is sufficiently original with respect to the state-of-the-art.

Rigor: Soundness, clarity, and depth of the research contribution.

Relevance: Significance and/or potential impact of the research to the field of RE.

Verifiability and Transparency: Extent to which the paper includes sufficient information on the methods and/or empirical findings to understand how the contribution was achieved. While not mandatory, including information on how the authors support independent verification or replication of the paper’s claimed contributions is encouraged.

Presentation: Clarity and readability of the paper.

Challenge: “Expanding the Frontiers of RE”

In line with this year’s theme, we invite authors to reflect on how the work sprouting from their contribution can help (re)shape the frontiers of RE. Authors interested in participating in the challenge competition will have the opportunity to add their reflections in a dedicated box in the EasyChair submission page. Challenge Criteria

Novelty to RE: Novelty of the idea to the RE community (regardless of its novelty in other fields).

Potential Impact: Extent to which the contribution may impact future research in and practice of RE.

Feasibility: Extent to which the proposed direction can be realistically implemented and applied to RE.

Formatting Instructions 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}

Word users: please use this Word template. See the official IEEE Templates page for more information.

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.