Call for Posters and Tools

Requirements Engineering (RE) is a dominant factor that influences the quality of software, systems and services. The REFSQ working conference series is well established as one of the leading international forums for discussing RE and its many relations to quality. 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.

REFSQ’18 includes a track to present posters and demonstrate tools covering any aspect of RE. This track gives researchers the chance to present their most recent work and obtain early feedback on ongoing research. Posters may cover any topic in scope of the conference and should present (progress towards) a scientific result and should not be advertisements for commercial products. While posters do not need to describe completed work, they should at least present some preliminary results. Tool demonstrations provide researchers as well as practitioners with the opportunity to show how they support and enable the use of requirements solutions in practice, making the solutions more usable and useful. We encourage to discuss experiences and lessons learned when using the tool in practice.

Submission: January 15, 2018 January 25, 2018 (strict)
Author Notification: February 5, 2018 February 12, 2018
Camera-ready: February 26, 2018
Conference March 19-22, 2018

Poster Presentation

In addition to the poster session, the posters will be on display in the coffee hall outside the REFSQ’18 lecture rooms. There will also be brief and informal presentations of the posters. Well-crafted posters will present the work well by themselves, but authors of posters are encouraged to be available to describe and discuss their work during coffee break. The poster dimensions are A0 in portrait orientation, with the poster content mounted on a rectangular poster board that the organizers will provide.

Tool Demonstrations

Tools will be presented at desks using your own laptop and screens provided by the REFSQ organizers.


For the submission, the general REFSQ submission guidelines apply. We encourage submissions between 3 and 6 pages in LNCS format. At least one of the authors must be registered at the conference and present the poster or tool, in order to have the work published in the proceedings. Poster and tool papers will be published in CEUR proceedings.

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Programme Co-chairs

Mehrdad Sabetzadeh Eya Ben Charrada
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg University of Zurich, Switzerland
mehrdad.sabetzadeh(at) charrada(at)

Programme Committee

Muneera Bano Swinburne University of Technology
Lin Liu Tsinghua University
Jose Luis De La Vara Carlos III University of Madrid
Sepideh Ghanavati Texas Tech University
Anas Mahmoud Louisiana State University
Emitzá Guzman University of Zurich
Nan Niu University of Cincinnati
Aaron Massey University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Claudia Ayala Technical University of Catalunya