The 25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'17) seeks proposals for panels that focus on requirements engineering topics of concern to requirements engineering research and practice. Preference will be given to panels that consist of members who have a significant presence in the field and present a diversity of views on the topic chosen. Good panels usually include at least one "dissenting opinion"; another popular format includes two opposing viewpoints moderated by a neutral chair serving as facilitator.

Remember that panels can be fun and thought provoking, but too often are boring or degenerate into a non-reviewed paper session. We will pay close attention to panel proposals that seem likely to fall into the first category.

Submission Instructions

A panel proposal should include the following information:

Please send the panel proposal via e-mail as a PDF file to Barbara Paech and Jane Hayes. The e-mail should have the subject "RE17-PANEL" and the last name of the chair or moderator. All received proposals will be acknowledged, so please follow-up if that is not the case. Successful proposals will be invited to provide a 2-page camera-ready description of the panel to be published in the main conference proceedings.

Key Dates

Proposal Submission <del>Thursday, April 20, 2017</del>
Proposal Notification <del>Wednesday, May 03, 2017</del>
Camera Ready Due <del>Friday, June 23, 2017</del>

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time).


Any inquiries regarding potential panel and debate topics can be directed to the Program Co-Chairs:

Program Co-Chair

Barbara Paech
Heidelberg University, Germany

Program Co-Chair

Jane Hayes
University of Kentucky, USA