We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'17) that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal during September 4-8, 2017.

RE'17 workshops will facilitate the exchange of new ideas in all areas related to requirements engineering research and practice. A variety of formats can be considered, ranging from traditional research paper presentations to extremely interactive and participatory sessions. We particularly invite proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas aimed at changing basic assumptions about requirements engineering, where a focused dialogue among participants may lead to interesting follow-on research, empirical investigations or industrial practice improvement. We encourage proposals that reflect the theme of RE'17: "Desperately Seeking Less": The Role of Simplicity and Complementarity in Requirements.

RE workshop organizers are responsible for establishing a program committee, collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection in due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process, organizing selected papers into sessions, and assigning session chairs. An RE workshop is either a full day or a two-day event, and takes place on September 4, 2017 (Monday) and September 5, 2017 (Tuesday), the first two days of RE'17.

Key Dates

Proposal Submission Monday, January 30, 2017
Proposal Notification Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Paper Submission Friday, June 09, 2017
Paper Notification Friday, June 30, 2017
Camera Ready Due Sunday, July 16, 2017
Workshops Monday-Tuesday, September 4-5, 2017

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

Please see the formatting and submission guidelines below when preparing a proposal.

Formatting Guidelines

Workshop proposals must not exceed four pages in length, and must be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

Proposals should contain the following six sections as titled and answer these questions clearly:

  1. Motivation and Objectives
  2. Format and Services
  3. Target Audience
  4. Proceedings
  5. Workshop History
  6. Organizers' Bios

Please submit your workshop proposal in PDF format via EasyChair. Select the RE'17 Workshop proposals track for your submission.

Evaluation Criteria

All workshop proposals will be reviewed by three members of the Workshop Selection Committee. Acceptance will be based on:

Workshop Registration

All participants, including workshop organizers and invited speakers, must pay registration fees for the workshop.


Any inquiries regarding workshops can be directed to the Workshops Co-Chairs:

Workshop Co-Chair

Richard Berntsson Svensson
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Workshop Co-Chair

Gunter Mussbacher
McGill University, Canada

Workshop Selection Committee