An IEEE Software Technology Transfer Conference

April 15-18, 1996, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society - Technical Council on Software Engineering
With Corporate Support from Fujitsu and MCI


ICRE '96 is the second in a biennial series of conferences aimed at bringing together practitioners and researchers to discuss software requirements engineering related problems and results. Further, as a technology transfer conference, it is designed to provide (1) practitioners with an evaluation of promising requirements research and practice, and (2) researchers with an exposure to real-world requirements problems.


Authors are invited to submit papers on a wide range of requirements topics addressing theory and/or practice.

Experience Papers
reflect on the nature of, and solutions to real-world requirements problems. Special consideration will be given to promising experience papers.
Ripe Fruits
describe research results that authors believe are ready for immediate use in practice.
Research Papers
describe outcomes of near-term research projects addressing realistic requirements problems.

Authors are encouraged to focus on one of these three aspects as the primary theme of their contribution. In all cases, practical and near-term applicability of the proposed ideas must be emphasized.

The best papers in the conference will be considered for publication in IEEE Software.


Proposals that focus on requirements engineering controversies are encouraged, especially those that highlight the gulf between requirements research and practice. Preference will be given to panels that consist of members who have a significant presence in the field and present a diversity of views on the topic chosen. Proposals should include the title, a brief description of issues to be debated, the names of prospective panel members and a description of their roles.


Experience paper extended abstracts due:           June  2, 1995
Feedback to authors on experience paper abstracts: July 14, 1995
Full ripe fruit and near-term research papers due: Aug. 18, 1995
Full experience papers, panel proposals due:       Sept. 8, 1995
Authors notified of acceptance:                    Nov. 10, 1995
Camera-ready papers due:                           Dec. 29, 1995

Submission Information

General Chair: Carl Chang (

Program Chairs:
Chandra Shekaran ( & Jawed Siddiqi (

Registration Chair: Yong Liu (

Local Arrangements Chair: Alan Davis (

Publicity Chair: Yahya Al-salqan (

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Internet Hotline:
Information on ICRE '96 may be obtained by sending internet electronic mail to, or through the WWW using the URL