RE’24 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 32nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’24). RE is the premier forum for presenting and discussing requirements engineering research and practice. RE’24 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’24. 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’24.

Submission of Proposals

Workshop proposals must not exceed four pages and must be submitted as one PDF using the IEEE conference template. Please find here more information on the templates.

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,full-day or a two-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?

  • 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: Has this workshop been offered before? If so, please provide a history of the venues, dates, approximate attendance numbers, and a link to the website (if still available).

  • Required Services: What special services are needed? For example, standard services may include a student volunteer.

  • Handling of Conflicts of Interests: A description of how submissions of the organizers to the workshop are handled.

  • 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.

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’24.

  • 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’24 Workshop Co-Chairs in due time.

For accepted workshops, the following conditions apply:

  • 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’24 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: November 10, 2023

  • Notification of workshop submitters: December 08, 2023

  • Workshop web pages up: December 22, 2023

  • Workshop summary (for RE’24 website) sent to Workshop Co-chairs: December 22, 2023

  • Workshop CfP ready: December 22, 2023

  • Workshop paper abstracts due (optional): March 20, 2024

  • Workshop papers due: March 27, 2024

  • Workshop paper notification: April 29, 2024

  • Workshop paper camera-ready: May 06, 2024

  • Workshop preface / extended keynote abstract camera-ready: May 06, 2024

  • Workshop dates: TBD

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time). Workshops Co-chairs Zhi Jin (Peking University, Beijing, China) Michael Unterkalmsteiner (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden)

Please feel free to contact the workshop co-chairs via email: Zhi Jin: Michael Unterkalmsteiner: