Call for Paper
Tenth Anniversary International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality

In connection with CAiSE'04 in Riga, Latvia - June 7-8, 2004.



At nine previous REFSQ workshops, researchers and practitioners from various disciplines have contributed to improve the definition and implementation of quality requirements. REFSQ'04 will continue this tradition as a highly interactive stage for discussion of quality-related problems in requirements engineering (RE) as they have developed over the last years. In particular, we encourage people from the requirements engineering, software engineering, embedded systems and information systems fields to present innovative approaches to higher software quality and to discuss how requirements engineering can contribute to it.

Themes
REFSQ'04 invites general submissions addressing a wide range of RE issues, such as (but not limited to):

   understanding and improving RE-processes;
   new methods and method engineering approaches for RE;
   evaluations of RE methods, techniques and tools;
   empirical studies of industrial RE practice; as well as
   transdisciplinary theories of and paradigms for RE.

In addition, the REFSQ'04 special theme is “Quality Requirements as Business Advantage”. Are investments in RE justified in terms of ROI? Do better RE practices lead to more profitable business? Is industry making money on RE?
Papers exploring these issues or providing new evidence are particularly welcome.

Workshop Format and Submissions
The workshop will be highly interactive. Attendance is limited to 30 people and participants should have a paper accepted for the workshop. The workshop language is English. Three types of submissions are solicited: full papers, position papers, and industrial problem statements (see guidelines for authors).

Send your contribution in LNCS style by e-mail, in PDF format, to: refsq@sse.uni-essen.de

Publication
Workshop proceedings will be published, as in previous years, by Essener Informatik Beiträge. In addition, revised versions of the best papers presented at the workshop will be published in a special issue of  the Requirements Engineering Journal (Springer).


Program Co-Chairs
   Björn Regnell
Lund University, Sweden

   Erik Kamsties
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

   Vincenzo Gervasi
University of Pisa, Italy

Advisory Committee
   Klaus Pohl
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

   Andreas Opdahl
University of Bergen, Norway

   Eric Dubois
CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Programme Committee
   Thomas Alspaugh
University of California, Irvine
   Daniel M. Berry
Univ. of Waterloo - Canada
   Sjaak Brinkkemper
Universiteit Utrecht - The Netherlands
   Pär Carlshamre
Ericsson and Linköping University - Sweden
   Pierre Jean Charrel
Univ. Toulouse 2 Mirail - France
   Karl Cox
University of New South Wales, Australia
   Eric Dubois
CRP Henri Tudor - Luxembourg
   Peter Haumer
IBM - Netherlands
   Patrick Heymans
Univ. ND de la Paix, Namur - Belgium
   Sara Jones
City University London, UK
   Joachim Karlsson
Focal Point, Sweden
   Dieter Landes
Coburg Univ. of Technology - Germany
   Søren Lauesen
IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
   Peri Loucopoulos
UMIST - UK
   Kalle Lyytinen
Case Western Reserve Univ. - USA
   Cornelius Ncube
City Univ., London - UK
   Andreas Opdahl
Univ. of Bergen - Norway
   Barbara Paech
University of Heidelberg - Germany
   Anne Persson
University of Skövde - Sweden
   Klaus Pohl
Univ. of Essen - Germany
   Naveen Prakash
JIIT- India
   Jolita Ralyté
Université de Genève, Switzerland
   Colette Rolland
Univ. of Paris 1 - Sorbonne - France
   Matti Rossi
Helsinki School of Economics - Finland
   Camille Salinesi
Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, France
   Kristian Sandahl
Linköping University, Sweden
   Peter Sawyer
Lancaster Univ. - UK
   Andres Silva
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
   Guttorm Sindre
Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology - Norway
   Antje von Knethen
T-Mobile - Germany
   Roel Wieringa
Univ. of Twente - The Netherlands
   Mario Winter
Univ. of Applied Sciences Cologne - Germany
   Claes Wohlin
Blekinge Institute of Technology - Sweden
   Didar Zowghi
Univ. of Technology, Sydney- Australia