The IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference series (RE) is the premier international forum for researchers, educators, practitioners and students to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of Requirements Engineering.

RE'11 will take place in Trento, Italy, a cosmopolitan city set in a spectacular mountain scenery, and home to a world-class university and research centres.

Special Theme: Requirements in Motion

In a world where change has become the only constant, requirements evolve continuously and inevitably. They do so for a variety of reasons: users become ever mode demanding, organizations mutate, business opportunities come and go, new laws and regulations appear, technologies develop, and so on.

As systems grow ever bigger and more complex, are developed globally and become more interconnected, the impacts of changes are harder to analyze and control. In these settings, ensuring that software will continue to exhibit its intended properties thus becomes trickier. More challenges are also imposed by new development paradigms (e.g. agile methods and software product lines) and the increasing demand for specific qualities such as security and self-adaptation.

Efficient management of change in the broad diversity of Requirements Engineering (RE) contexts and across the whole RE process continuously calls for novel research ideas. For this reason, the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’11) specifically encourages submissions that address requirements change and evolution.

RE’11 will nevertheless remain true to its tradition and invites papers that address all facets of RE, from elicitation to validation, from formal to informal, from large to small, and across people-centric, business-centric and system- centric viewpoints.

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

  • Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, validation and verification
  • Requirements specification languages, methods, processes and tools
  • Requirements management, traceability, viewpoints, prioritization and negotiation
  • Modeling of requirements, goals and domains
  • Formal analysis and verification
  • Prototyping, simulation and animation
  • Evolution of requirements over time, product families and variability
  • Relating requirements to business goals, architecture and testing
  • Social, cultural, global, personal and cognitive factors
  • Domain-specific problems, experiences and solutions
  • Requirements in service-oriented environments
  • Software product management (incl. topics such as requirements valuation, requirements for product lines, release planning, road-mapping, product life-cycle management as it pertains to requirements, and market focus).

Join Us in Trento

Lying at the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, near Lake Garda, Trento offers a delightful sample of Italy's best: magnificent nature, rich cultural heritage, fantastic food and wine. Trento is also a cosmopolitan city, at the crossroads of the contrasting cultures of Italy and Northern Europe; it is the home of a prestigious university where the conference will take place. RE'11 attendees will be invited to enjoy the multiple facets of Trento and its region. As social events, we have planned a specialty banquet dinner and a reception in the medieval Castello del Buonconsiglio.