ICRE `98
THIRD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING
An IEEE Software Technology Transfer Conference
April 6-10, 1998
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering with industry support from Fujitsu and support from INCOSE

CALL FOR PAPERS

ICRE '98 is the third 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.

PAPERS:
Authors are invited to submit papers addressing theory and/or practice. An
experience paper
evaluates the effectiveness of a requirements engineering technology, which may have begun as a research effort, in a real-world, industrial setting on non-trivial requirements engineering problems, and a
research paper
describes an innovative requirement engineering technology aimed at cracking previously unsolved problems in requirements engineering and demonstrates, perhaps by application to an exemplar, the usefulness of the technology in solving these problems.
Authors are encouraged to focus on one of these two aspects as the primary theme of their contributions. In all cases, practical and near-term applicability of the proposed ideas must be emphasized. Each paper is evaluated according to the standards of its category.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements problems, techniques & tools
  • Defining the system-human interface requirements
  • Business process relationship to system requirements
  • Supporting requirements elicitation & evolution
  • Requirements engineering in legacy system migration
  • Advances in formal methods & their practical use
  • Requirements-based system testing
  • Requirements definition, analysis & validation
  • Prototyping, animation & visualization of requirements
  • Non-linear & heterogeneous requirements descriptions
  • Requirements engineering as a group activity
  • Role of software architecture in requirements
  • Lessons from domain-specific requirements practices
  • Role of requirements standards

EARLY FEEDBACK:
All authors are strongly encouraged to submit extended abstracts of from one to three pages by May 19, 1997. In the interest of rapid response, these must be submitted either as a plain text file in ASCII form by e-mail to icre98@cs.technion.ac.il or by fax to Prof. D.M. Berry at +972-4-822-1128, with a preference to e-mail. The feedback will be in the same form in which the abstract was submitted. The abstract should summarize the problems addressed, the plan of the paper, the conclusions, and the contributions. Promising papers will receive early feedback by June 16 that can be applied to improving the full paper. Full papers received by 1 August without a previous extended abstract or for abstracts for which no feedback was given will nevertheless be given full consideration.

PANELS:
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 present a diversity of views on the topic chosen. Proposals should include the panel's title, a brief description of issues to be debated, the names of prospective panel members, and a description of their roles.

SUBMISSION:
Full length papers are limited to 6000 words, typeset with enough room for comments by reviewers. They should include a short (150-word) abstract, a list of descriptive keywords, specification of the paper's category (experience / research), and complete contact information for the lead author. Authors should send six hard copies of their papers and panel proposals, in English, to one of the program chairs:

From Western Hemisphere:
Brian Lawrence
Coyote Valley Software Consulting
335 Keeler Court
San Jose, CA 95139
U.S.A.
From Eastern Hemisphere:
Prof. Daniel M. Berry
Faculty of Computer Science
Technion
Haifa 32000
ISRAEL

INTERNET HOTLINE:
Further information on ICRE '98 may be obtained by sending Internet electronic mail to icre98@cs.technion.ac.il, or through the WWW using the URL http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~icre98/.


The best papers in the conference will be considered for publication in IEEE Software.
STEERING COMMITTEE
D. Berry
C. Chang
A. Davis
M. Dorfman
P. Hsia
B. Lawrence
N. Mead
C. Shekaran
J. Siddiqi

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Nancy Mead
(nrm@sei.cmu.edu)

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Daniel M. Berry
(dberry@cs.technion.ac.il)
Brian Lawrence
(lawrence@acm.org)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
People from Industry as well as Academia!

Mark Ardis
John Boddie
Richard Cohen
Dwight Colby
Mark Feblowitz
Phil Furher
Jerry Gao
Marilyn Gaska
Don Gause
Leah Goldin
Sol Greenspan
Robert Johnson
Herb Krasner
Robyn Lutz
Phillip Morris
Bill Pardee
Ruth Ravenel
S. Marsh Roberts
Suzanne Robertson
Linda Rosenberg
Edna Rootman
Stephanie White
Alan Yaung
Richard Zultner
Annie I. Antón
John Brackett
Jack Callahan
Jason Chen
Betty Cheng
John Dobson
Janet Drake
Steve Easterbrook
Martin Feather
Anthony Finkelstein
Joseph Goguen
Orlena Gotel
Paul Grabow
Julio Leite
Matthias Jarke
Bashar Nuseibeh
M. B. Ozcan
Klaus Pohl
Chris Roast
Karin Breitman
Alistair Sutcliffe
Axel van Lamsweerde
Greg Zelesnik
Didar Zowghi

REGISTRATION CHAIR
Charlene Rauber
(105572.2622@compuserve.com)

TUTORIALS CHAIR
Annie I. Anton
(anton@burdell.bsn.usf.edu)

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Rick Hubbard
(rick.hubbard@usa.net)

FINANCIAL CHAIR
Steve Easterbrook
(steve@atlantis.ivv.nasa.gov)

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Yahya Al-Salqan
(alsalqan@Eng.Sun.com)
Pattanasak Mongkolwat
(mongkolw@icse.eecs.uic.edu)


PANELS COORDINATOR
Greg Zelesnik
(gz@cs.cmu.edu)

EXHIBITS COORDINATORS
David Hottman and INCOSE
(70254.1560@CompuServe.com)

KEY DATES

  • Extended abstracts due:
  • Feedback to authors:
  • Full papers due:
    May 19, 1997
    June 16, 1997
    August 1, 1997
  • Panel proposals due:
  • Author notification:
  • Camera-ready papers due:
    August 1, 1997
    October 20, 1997
    December 29, 1997