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Welcome to the 20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2014)!

REFSQ 2014 is over and has been a great success.
Next REFSQ will take place in Essen. We will be delighted to welcome you in March for REFSQ 2015.

REFSQ Springer Proceedings

REFSQ 2014 Proceedings The REFSQ 2014 proceedings are published by Springer in the volume 8396 of Lecture Notes on Computer Science.

Best Paper Award Selection

The Best Paper Award Committee is very happy to announce that the following paper is selected among the nominees:
Zhuoqun Yang, Zhi Li, Yunchuan Chen and Zhi Jin – “A Systematic Literature Review of Requirements Modeling and Analysis for Self-adaptive Systems”

In alphabetical order, the other nominees were:

  • Ulrike Abelein and Barbara Paech – State of Practice of User-Developer Communication in Large-Scale IT Projects – Results of an Interview Series with Experienced Practitioners
  • Jussi Kasurinen, Andrey Maglyas and Kari Smolander – Is requirements engineering useless in game development?
  • Wenbin Li, Mirek Truszczynski, Jane Huffman Hayes and David Brown – Answer-Set Programming in Requirements Engineering
  • Zhuoqun Yang, Zhi Li, Yunchuan Chen and Zhi Jin – A Systematic Literature Review of Requirements Modeling and Analysis for Self-adaptive Systems

The jury has consisted of  Camille Salinesi and Inge van de Weerd.

Workshop Proceedings

The joint workshop proceedings are available at

Paper Presentations

Do you already want to plan which sessions to attend? If so, please have a look at the conference programme and the pitch statements of the authors.


This year REFSQ features three keynotes. Catherine Rolland (KTM Advance, France) will give the keynote in the scientific track, which is specific to REFSQ’14′s special theme Games for RE and RE for Games.

In the industry track keynotes Joy Beatty (Seilevel, USA)  and Sarah C. Gregory (Intel, USA) will talk about their experiences in RE.

Explore REFSQ

Are you wondering who will be at the conference? Do you want to prepare your attendance to specific sessions? In that case our brand-new REFSQ App sounds like the perfect choice for you. Find out more here.


We are pleased to announce that REFSQ’14 will feature several workshops. More details and the calls for paper are available here.

Five Reasons for REFSQ

1. A highly interactive working-conference format. All presentations have prepared discussants and at least as much time for discussions as for presentations. REFSQ’s unique events, such as the empirical research fair, stimulate collaboration across academic and industrial communities.  
2. A forum for high-quality emerging research not yet of journal quality, but paving the way for future directions in requirements engineering.  
3. An international event with archived proceedings. REFSQ is always situated in Europe close to an international travelling hub enabling PhD students and others with a tight budget toaffordably travel every year to a well-reputed research conference. REFSQ collaborates with Springer for proceedings publication.  
4. An inclusive network for PhD students and newcomers to the requirements engineering community. REFSQ encourages submission of PhD student work and has specific events for PhD students and newcomers.  
5. A vital interchange between industry and academia. With a foundation in the European software industry, REFSQ engages practitioners in Europe and internationally in their continuous competence development. REFSQ is particularly interesting for industry specialists and early adopters.