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REFSQ will be hosted in Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2018. Switch to the 2018 webseite.

REFSQ 2017 pictures

You can find pictures on facebook: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Joint Walk & Conference Dinner, Day 4

Proceedings are available now

The conference proceedings are available online. Please check your e-mail on how to access them.

The joint proceedings of the co-located events are available on CEUR:

REFSQ 2017 will feature two inspiring Keynotes:

Lionel C. Briand
University of Luxembourg
"Analyzing Natural-Language Requirements: The not-too-sexy and yet curiously difficult research that industry needs"

Presentation slides

Inga Wiele
"Design Thinking in a Nutshell - 90 Minutes from Idea to Prototype and back"

You can find more information about the keynotes here

The Special Theme for REFSQ 2017 is: “My RE”

RE methods, tools and processes are nowadays expected to support engineering diverse types of systems of different scale and complexity -- such as information systems, safety-critical systems, socio-technical systems, service-based applications, apps for mobile devices, or cyberphysical systems -- and are applied in diverse domains. The special theme of REFSQ’17 is
"My RE" to emphasize an important issue: how can RE evolve to deal with this diversity, still keeping its ultimate objective: understanding what is the right software system and helping developing it in the right way. We encourage submissions that highlight how RE could be advanced and adapted to address those challenges.

REFSQ 2017 Special Issue

We are happy to announce that authors of selected papers from REFSQ'17 will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue published in the Empirical Software Engineering Journal by Springer.


The REFSQ working conference is the leading European conference series on requirements engineering. It is the goal of REFSQ to foster the creation of a strong European RE community across industry and academia. Since 1994, Requirements Engineering continued to be a dominant factor influencing the quality of software, systems and services. REFSQ seeks contributions which report on novel ideas and techniques that enhance the quality of RE’s products and processes, as well as reflections on current research. REFSQ has a long tradition of being a highly structured and interactive forum. The special format of each session includes the three roles presenter, discussant, and session chair, yielding into highly interactive sessions, filled with discussions among the excellent researchers and industry experts. In addition to the high-quality scientific program, REFSQ also features a highly interactive Industry Track, Workshops and a Reserach Methodology Track.

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