REFSQ 2018 : REFSQ’18 — 24th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality

  in Conferences   Posted on July 24, 2017

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 02 Oct 2017
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates Mar 19, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018
Conference Address Utrecht, Netherlands
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Google Scholar H5-index: 16
CORE 2017 Rating: B
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 306
Category Rankings
Human Computer Interaction 50
Software Engineering & Programming 80

Conference Call for Papers



Requirements Engineering (RE) is a critical factor in developing high-quality and successful software, systems and services. The REFSQ working conference series is a well-established international forum for discussing current and state-of-the-art RE practices, now celebrating its 24th year. We are excited to hold REFSQ in Utrecht, returning to the location of the first REFSQ meeting in 1994. We very much welcome participants to attend REFSQ\’18 in the Netherlands.

Working Conference Format


REFSQ has a long tradition of being a highly structured and interactive event. Each session is organised to emphasize discussion among the presenters of papers, pre-assigned discussants, and all the other participants. The REFSQ’18 program will include keynote speakers, technical papers, research previews, industrial presentations, as well as posters and tools. Workshops and the REFSQ doctoral symposium will be co-located with the main conference.



REFSQ 2018 seeks reports of novel ideas and techniques that enhance the quality of RE products and processes, reflections on current research and industrial RE practices, as well as new views on RE. We invite submissions on any aspect of RE. We encourage researchers and practitioners from the RE, software engineering, information systems, service science, embedded systems, and product management fields to present original work. RE methods, tools and processes are expected to support engineering diverse types of systems of different scale and complexity and are applied in diverse domains. As such, contributions from related areas such as systems engineering, economics, and management, providing insights to RE, are welcome. The special theme of REFSQ’18 is \”RE and Digital Transformation\” to emphasize an important issue: what role can RE play in the dramatic changes that take place in our society today to innovate and design new heterogeneous systems and services to fit the needs of users and to keep values of society.



We invite original submissions in several categories:

– Technical design papers (15 pages) describe the design of new artifacts, i.e., novel solutions for requirements-related problems or significant improvements of existing solutions.

– Scientific evaluation papers (15 pages) investigate existing real-world problems, evaluate existing real-world implemented artifacts, or validate newly designed artifacts, e.g., by means such as case studies, experiments, simulation, surveys, systematic literature reviews, mapping studies, or action research.

– Vision papers (6 pages) state where research in the field should be heading.

– Research previews (6 pages) describe well-defined research ideas at an early stage of investigation which may not be fully developed.

– Research method papers (15 pages) discuss methodological aspects of good quality empirical RE research. Conclusions should be supported by evidence.

Please submit your paper through the EasyChair system:

Other Contributions


REFSQ’18 also calls for workshops focussing on relevant topics, posters, and doctoral symposium submissions. Check out the website!



The REFSQ 2018 proceedings will be published in Springer’s LNCS series.

REFSQ 2018 Special Section


Following the conference, the authors of two of the best manuscripts will be invited to extend their papers into full journal papers, for a Special Section of the Information and Software Technology Journal.

REFSQ Organization


Local Organization Chair:

Fabiano Dalpiaz – Utrecht University, Netherlands

Background Organisation:

Eric Schmieders – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Programme Co-Chairs:

Erik Kamsties – Dortmund Univ. of Appl. Sciences, Germany

Jennifer Horkoff – Chalmers, Univ. of Gothenburg, Sweden

Research Methodology Chair:

Nazim Madhavji – University of Western Ontario, Canada

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Klaus Schmid – Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany

Paola Spoletini – Kennesaw State University, USA

Posters and Tools Co-Chairs:

Mehrdad Sabetzadeh – Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Eya Ben Charrada – University of Zurich, Switzerland

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:

Jolita Ralyté – University of Geneva, Switzerland

Pete Sawyer – Aston University, UK

Industry Track Co-Chairs:

Kim Lauenroth – adesso AG, Dortmund, Germany

Garm Lucassen – Utrecht University, Netherlands

Social Media and Publicity Co-Chairs:

Itzel Morales-Ramirez – Infotec, Mexico

Henning Femmer – Technische Univ. München, Germany

Proceedings Chair:

Fabian Kneer – Dortmund Univ. of Appl. Sciences, Germany

Website Chair

F. Başak Aydemir – Utrecht University, Netherlands

Programme Committee


Raian Ali, UK

Joao Araujo, Portugal

Fatma Başak Aydemir, Netherlands

Richard Berntsson Svensson, SE

Daniel Berry, Canada

Sjaak Brinkkemper, Netherlands

Simone Bürsner, Germany

Nelly Condori-Fernández, NL

Maya Daneva, Netherlands

Oscar Dieste, Spain

Joerg Doerr, Germany

Alessio Ferrari, Italy

Xavier Franch, Spain

Samuel Fricker, Switzerland

Vincenzo Gervasi, Italy

Martin Glinz, Switzerland

Michael Goedicke, Germany

Paul Grünbacher, Austria

Renata Guizzardi, Brazil

Irit Hadar, Israel

Hermann Kaindl, Austria

Marjo Kauppinen, Finland

Eric Knauss, Sweden

Alessia Knauss, Sweden

Anne Koziolek, Germany

Kim Lauenroth, Germany

Soren Lauesen, Denmark

Emmanuel Letier, UK

Patrick Mäder, Germany

Nazim Madhavji, Canada

Fabio Massacci, Italy

Raimundas Matulevicius, Estonia

John Mylopoulos, Canada

Andreas L. Opdahl, Norway

Barbara Paech, Germany

Elda Paja, Italy

Liliana Pasquale, Ireland

Oscar Pastor Lopez, Spain

Anna Perini, Italy

Klaus Pohl, Germany

Jolita, Ralyté, Switzerland

Björn Regnell, Sweden

Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Luxembourg

Camille Salinesi, France

Nicolas Sannier, Luxembourg

Pete Sawyer, UK

Klaus Schmid, Germany

Kurt Schneider, Germany

Norbert Seyff, Switzerland

Alberto Siena, Italy

Paola Spoletini, USA

Angelo Susi, Italy

Michael Vierhauser, Austria

Yves Wautelet, Belgium

Roel Wieringa, Netherlands

Krzysztof Wnuk, Sweden

Tao Yue, Norway

Yuanyuan Zhang, UK

Didar Zowghi, Australia

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