Call for Industry Papers

The 25th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'17) is the premier international forum for industrial practitioners, researchers, educators and students to discuss the most recent innovations, experiences and concerns in the discipline of Requirements Engineering.

We invite both industrial practitioner contributors and researchers with significant industry experience to highlight challenges experienced in your working environment and discuss ideas and innovations in the field of Requirements Engineering with fellow practitioners and researchers alike. You will have the opportunity to share interests and expectations, as well as to influence the development of the field. The conference will give you the opportunity to join the global network of requirements engineering experts across industry and academia.

Categories for Industry Papers

  • Problem statement papers present problems or challenges encountered in practice
  • Experience report papers present successes or failures encountered in practice
  • Vision papers describe the future evolution of the field as perceived by industry practitioners based on practical experience

Topics of Interest

As Requirements Engineering is a broad field, topics may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • Industry Experiences
    • Deploying new or improved processes
    • Learning from practice
    • Training practitioners
    • Transferring technology from academia to industry
    • Identifying best practices
    • Improving productivity
    • Industry benchmarks
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Requirements elicitation and negotiation
    • Innovation through creativity
    • Crowdsourcing
  • Pragmatic Requirements Engineering
    • Good-enough Requirements Engineering
    • Agile and lean approaches
  • Large-scale Requirements Engineering
    • Complex systems
    • Product lines and Value chains
    • Software Ecosystems, big data, and cloud technologies
  • Global Requirements Engineering
    • Geographically-dispersed teams
    • Culturally-divergent requirements efforts
  • Requirements Specification and Validation Techniques
    • Natural language
    • Model-driven
    • Formal approaches
    • Requirements management tools
    • Traceability
  • Domain-specific Requirements Engineering
    • Embedded systems
    • Open source software
    • Privacy
    • Security
    • Mixed software/hardware systems
  • Quality engineering
    • User experience
    • Quality factors
    • Safety and security
    • Test approaches
  • Life cycle Product Management
    • Value creation techniques
    • Product evolution
    • Requirements and marketing

Need Help?

If you have never previously published at a major international conference and would like some help with planning your Industry Paper submission, please consider the guidance and support offered by the RE'17 Industry Mentor, Alistair Mavin.

Submission Instructions

In order to guide the reviewing process, all authors who intend to submit a paper must first submit the title, abstract (max. 200 words) and author information of their paper. Abstracts are used only to point out your interest to submit a full paper and to allow us to initiate the search for possible reviewers early in time.

Papers must describe original work that has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE formatting instructions.

Papers must not exceed 10 pages, including references. Papers that exceed the length specification or are not formatted correctly will be rejected without review. It is acceptable to reference additional content (i.e., data repositories, source code for open source tools, etc.) by providing a corresponding URL hosted on an institutional, archive-grade site.

Please note that only full paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Abstract-only submissions will be discarded without further notice after the submission deadline.

Please submit your Industry paper in PDF format via EasyChair. Select the RE'17 Industry track for your submission.

Paper Evaluation and Acceptance

All submitted papers will be evaluated through a competitive peer-review process. Papers will be judged considering the criteria of industrial relevance, novelty of research results, soundness and adoption of scientific rigor, clarity and conciseness of presentation, compliance with conference scope and topics of interest.

Accepted papers may require editing for clarity prior to publication and presentation. They will appear in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the conference in order to present their paper.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Friday, February 10
Full Paper Submission Friday, February 17
Paper Notification Thursday, May 11
Camera Ready Due Friday, June 23

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


Any inquiries regarding industry papers can be directed to the Industry Track Co-Chairs:

Industry Co-Chair

Michael C. Panis
Teradyne Inc., USA

Industry Co-Chair

Walid Maalej
University of Hamburg, Germany