Posters & Tool Demos

The 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’11) continues the effort of the RE series to develop the traditional poster session to promote more interaction and discussion among conference participants. The intention is for conference participants to be able to mingle with a variety of poster presenters, tool demonstrators, practitioners of techniques and producers of artifacts, and interact with their work.


We invite submissions of high-quality extended abstracts and sample posters that clearly emphasize interaction potential and explain how an engaging participant experience will be provided. Posters present late-breaking research or work in progress. We particularly encourage the submission of posters that are augmented with:

  • Video samples from industrial or educational application of RE techniques;
  • Examples of the use of rich media in RE, including requirements visualizations, multimedia requirements documents, scenarios, storyboards, and vision/concept materials.

We encourage a poster to display for any proposed experiments or demonstrations. We believe that the poster can help attract interest and give rapid overview of what your experiment or demonstration is all about. Demos provide the opportunity to showcase any innovative tools or research prototypes. We seek proposals that explicitly give the audience the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these technologies or which demonstrate interactively how a requirements engineering tool can be applied (e.g. participants may try out the tools in an experiment-like and role-playing setting).


Submission Process

Poster authors are invited to submit original proposals describing work and results that have not been submitted for review or publication elsewhere. The proposal may include a small number of references, or even a figure or two.

Demo proposals should describe tools, techniques or methods for Requirements Engineering, including references, contributions, and how the work relates to other industrial or research effort. Both poster and demo proposals must be written in English, conform to the IEEE CS Press Proceedings format (see here for instructions and templates), and should not exceed 2 pages. Images of screen shots should be included as an attachment to your submission. It is advisable to include an email address and a URL leading to more information about the work. Submit your poster and demo proposals in PDF format to
Paolo Giorgini
Seok-Won Lee

Review Process

Posters and demos will be reviewed based on:

  • the quality, relevance, originality, significance, and soundness of the contribution presented in the extended abstract;
  • the visual and pedagogic quality of the poster; and
  • potential for fostering interaction with the audience.

We consider that both deliverables (extended abstract and poster) are important. The abstract is useful for people reading the proceedings. The poster is essential to carry your point to the conference’s participants (your primary target). Making a poster is a superb opportunity to develop the skills for a good synthetic and “to the point” presentation.


Accepted Posters and Demos

Accepted posters and demos will be given space in an exhibit area as well as dedicated time slots of the main conference program. Authors will have designated hours during which they are expected to be at their assigned space to present their work.

Each accepted poster and demonstration will be published in the RE’11 proceedings as a 2-page extended abstract.

At least one author must register for the conference and present the poster / demonstrate the tool at the conference.

There will be a best poster award. The winner will be announced during the conference and will receive a diploma.

There will be an award for best demo and receive a diploma.

Important Dates

Proposals submission deadline: Friday, May 20, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Friday, June 3, 2011
Camera ready: Monday, June 27, 2011
Poster: to be brought, in A0 format, on-site the first day of the conference
Demo: hardware and/or software to be brought on-site the first day of the conference

Posters and Demos Committee:

Per HÃ¥kon Meland - SINTEF, Norway
Achim Brucker - SAP, Germany
PAUL Stephane - Thales, France
Nelly Bencomo, Lancaster University
Marina Settembre - Elsag Datamart, Italy

More Information

For more information, please contact the Posters and Demos Chairs,
Paolo Giorgini
Seok-Won Lee
A useful guideline on “How to Create an Attractive Poster” provided by EPFL