Call for Workshop Proposals

REFSQ Working Conferences aim at providing a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and approaches to successful requirements engineering among researchers and professionals. The purpose of the workshop program is to enrich this forum with events focused on relevant areas of RE. A workshop should provide particular benefits to the RE community along one or more of the following dimensions: innovativeness of the area, high potential for involving both industrial and research actors, influence on industrial practice, or addressing novel trends in software engineering at large. The 2018 REFSQ call for workshops welcome both traditional and paperless workshops. In line with the special theme for REFSQ 2018, "RE and Digital Transformation", the REFSQ interest in the synergy between research and industry, and the current trends, you can find below a (non-exclusive) list of particularly encouraged topics. 

Particularly invited topics

  • Empirical RE Research, Case Studies, Surveys (both successful stories and failures);
  • Agile, continuous, and flexible RE;
  • Software Product Management;
  • Requirements for Software Ecosystems / Systems of Systems;
  • RE for Self-Adaptive Systems, Context Awareness, and Dynamicity;
  • RE for Big Data, RE for the Cloud;
  • RE at Runtime;
  • Requirements Prioritization, Requirements Quality, Metrics;
  • Product Line RE, Requirements Reuse;
  • RE and Security, Trust, Safety, Scalability
  • Analysis, Verification, Validation, Reasoning and Evolution of Requirements and Requirement Models;
  • RE for Sustainable Systems;
  • RE Education and Training;
  • Requirements Patterns and Best Practices; 
  • RE in Small Companies and Startups;
  • Model-Driven Requirements Engineering;
  • RE in User Centered Design and Design Thinking.

Workshop proposal submission

  1. Title of the workshop;
  2. Name and contact information of the proposer(s);
  3. Length of the workshop (full or half day);
  4. A statement of the goals and motivation for the workshop;
  5. A brief description of the topic of the workshop and a list of related topics;
  6. An outline of the workshop format (traditional vs paperless) and a sample of program, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination; more details on this point are requested for paperless workshops;
  7. Outline of paper submission and selection process (if any);
  8. Alternative publishing plans, in case something different from CEUR proceedings are expected (especially. for paperless workshops);
  9. A short description on target audience and how the workshop will be advertised;
  10. Expected number of participants, especially any information regarding already confirmed participation is welcome (a must for paperless workshops);
  11. A list of past editions of the workshop (if any), including dates, organizers and website, attendance. Also describe differences to previous iterations;
  12. A short biography of each workshop organizer.

For each workshop associated with REFSQ, the workshop organizing team should include at least one program chair who does not submit any paper to the workshop.

Submit your proposal via Easychair in PDF format at:

If you have a workshop idea you want to discuss, you can contact us at,

Important dates

  • Deadline for workshop proposal: Oct 16, 2017
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: Oct 30, 2017
  • Workshop paper submission: Jan 25, 2018
  • Workshop paper notification: Feb 12, 2018
  • Workshops: Mar 19, 2018

Workshop co-chairs


Klaus Schmid
University of Hildesheim, Germany

Paola Spoletini
Kennesaw State University, USA


A PDF version of the call for papers is available here