Help With Submissions

If you have never previously published at a major international conference and would like some help with planning your submission, RE'17 has two leading requirements engineering experts ready and willing to guide you.

Please approach them by January 10, 2017, at least one month before the abstract submission deadline of Febrary 10, 2017, to ensure that there is enough time for them to be helpful to you. Remember, the mentors have day jobs just like you do.

Please click on the photo or name below to see the guidance offered by the RE Mentor.

For Research Papers:

Research Mentor

Daniel M. Berry
University of Waterloo, Canada

Bio: Professor Daniel Berry got his B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA in 1974. He was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA from 1972 until 1987. He was in the Computer Science Faculty at the Technion, Haifa, Israel from 1987 until 1999. From 1990 until 1994, he worked for half of each year at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where he was part of a group that built CMU’s Master of Software Engineering program. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he visited the Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In 1999, Berry moved to the the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Prof. Berry’s current research interests are software engineering in general, and requirements engineering and electronic publishing in the specific.

Top tip: Write a reasoned paper that knocks our socks off; don’t be afraid of controversy!

For Industry Papers:

Industry Mentor

Alistair Mavin
Rolls-Royce, UK

Bio: Alistair (Mav) Mavin is a requirements specialist at Rolls-Royce PLC based in Derby and has carried out systems engineering and requirements engineering projects in a range of industries including defence, aerospace, rail and automotive. He is the lead author of EARS and has experience in the development and delivery of requirements engineering training and in innovation and creativity support. Mav has published many papers on requirements and systems engineering, was Industry Chair for RE'13 and Industry Laboratory Chair for RE’14. He is a member of the RE conference series Industry Committee, a member of the British Computer Society's (BCS) Requirements Engineering Specialist Group (RESG) committee and is a chartered engineer.

Top tip: "Pay careful attention to the format and citation guidelines, which are more rigorous than for many industry conferences. Mentors can help you find the resources to do these well!"" — Sara Gregory, a previous person in this role.

For RE@Next! Papers:

RE@Next! Mentor

Daniel M. Berry
University of Waterloo, Canada

RE@Next! Mentor

Alistair Mavin
Rolls-Royce, UK

Top tip: Do you have an idea for RE that would be fully develop into a research paper for RE'18, for which you already have key preliminary results that you want to share, and more importantly, for which you want to receive feedback from the RE community? If yes, submit to RE@Next! at RE'17. Furthermore, if you are not sure how to present these partial results, please contact us in the mentoring team.

Other Papers:

If the paper you have planned does not fit neatly into any of the above categories, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, the Industry Co-Chairs, or the RE@Next! Co-Chairs for advice.

We encourage creative and innovative contributions, and we will be happy to discuss your submission. Please also check out the many other ways you can contribute to the RE'17 conference — we look forward to your participation!