Call for Proposals

The 26th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'18) tutorial program will highlight tutorials on a variety of requirements-related topics of interest to industry, academia, and government to help attendees increase their knowledge, skills, and awareness of established and emerging requirements engineering practices. Tutorial attendees can expect to leave a tutorial with new ideas and skills applicable to their profession or research area.
We invite you to submit proposals for full day (7-hour) or half-day (3.5-hour) tutorials. In addition to the topics listed below, we welcome proposals on any topic in requirements engineering and business requirements analysis.

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

Sample Topics of Interest

    • Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation, verification, and validation
    • Requirements management, traceability, viewpoints, prioritization, and negotiation
    • Evolution of requirements over time and across product families
    • Requirements specification languages, methods, processes, and tools
    • Prototyping, simulation, visualization, and animation of requirements
    • Relating requirements to business goals, architecture, design, implementation, and testing
    • Social, cultural, global, personal, and cognitive factors
    • Domain-specific problems, experiences, and solutions
    • Managing requirements-related complexity (e.g., problem complexity, solution complexity, organizational complexity, etc.)
    • Requirements engineering in agile development processes, in service-oriented environments, and in cloud computing contexts
    • Requirements related to safety, reliability, security, privacy and digital forensics

Formatting and Content Guidelines

Tutorial proposals must not exceed four pages in length and must be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Proposals should contain the following seven sections as titled and answer these questions clearly:

1. Title and Abstract

    • If the proposal is accepted, these items will appear in advertisements and on the conference website.

2. Motivation and Objectives

    • 2-3 sentences describing the motivation for why this topic is relevant to the main conference. If your tutorial has particular applicability to industrial practitioners, describe this relevance in another 2-3 sentences.
    • If your tutorial is accepted, then this description will be used as early publicity for the tutorial.

3. Format and Services

    • Full day (7-hour) or half-day (3.5-hour).
    • Outline of topics.
    • Number and type of interactive activities for tutorial attendees and motivation of why such activities have been chosen.
    • What special services are needed? Standard services include a room, projector and a student volunteer to assist with the room.

4. Target Audience

    • What type of background should the tutorial attendees have?
    • What is the range of attendees desired for the tutorial (minimum and maximum)?

5. Tutorial History

    • Have you offered this tutorial before? If so, please provide a history of the venues, dates, and approximate attendance numbers.

6. Presenters' Bios

    • Provide the name and a brief (2-3 sentence) biography for each of the tutorial presenters that highlights their qualifications with respect to the tutorial.

7. Publicity

    • Plans for promoting the tutorial.

We strongly encourage each proposal to include sample presentation materials, but the supplemental materials must not exceed an additional 5 pages.


Each proposal will be evaluated on its anticipated benefit for prospective participants and its fit within the program as a whole. Factors to be considered also include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half-day or full-day format; effectiveness of teaching methods; and past experience and qualifications of the presenters.

Submission Instructions

Proposers should send an e-mail to both RE'18 Tutorial Co-Chairs, Sarah Gregory and Gunter Mussbacher, no later than Friday, February 2, 2018, to declare their intent to submit a proposal.
Final submissions must be made no later than Friday, February 16, 2018, using EasyChair:

1. Login, creating an account, if necessary. Then select track "Tutorial".
2. Click on "New Submission".
3. Enter information for each presenter.
4. Enter the Title, Abstract (and length of the tutorial (full day or half day) at the end) and Keywords.
5. Upload your proposal, which should contain the information described below.

Submission Link

Please submit your tutorial proposal in PDF format via EasyChair. Select the RE'18 Tutorial proposals for your submission.

Tutorial Co-Chairs

Any inquiries regarding Tutorial proposals can be directed to the Tutorial Co-Chairs:

Gunter Mussbacher

Gunter Mussbacher

Tutorials Co-Chair

McGill University, Canada

Sarah C. Gregory

Sarah C. Gregory

Tutorials Co-Chair

Intel Corporation, USA