REFSQ 2024
Mon 8 - Thu 11 April 2024 Winterthur, Switzerland

The REFSQ Working Conferences provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and approaches to successful requirements engineering amongst researchers and professionals. The workshop program aims to enrich this forum with events focused on specific areas of RE. A workshop should provide benefits to the RE community along one or more of the following dimensions: innovativeness of the area, high potential for involving both industrial and research actors, influence on industrial practice, or addressing novel trends in software and requirements engineering at large. The format of accepted workshops has flexibility, with both traditional and paperless options. We particularly invite workshops related to the education and training track, collaborative workshops driven by industry or organizations with a strong practical focus, as well as workshops which touch on the conference theme.

Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2024 REFSQ call for workshop proposals welcomes both traditional and paperless workshops. Both workshop types should focus on topics that are interesting and relevant to the REFSQ community.

Traditional workshops involve paper presentations, discussions, and potentially further elements as proposed. These workshops will have papers published in a joint REFSQ workshop CEUR proceedings, unless otherwise requested. Typically, such workshops focus on areas which are well-defined, or are in the process of being defined.

Paperless workshops are typically more collaborative and discussion-oriented and are more flexible with their structure and contents. They do not have traditional proceedings and often assume a more active participation. This type of workshop can focus on newer, less well-defined REFSQ-related topics. For this type of workshop, we particularly welcome proposals from companies or other organizations that can contribute valuable industry perspectives to the community discussions. Industry-driven workshops could focus on practical issues that are relevant to industry, with participation from interested members of the REFSQ community.

Given the REFSQ track on education and training in requirements engineering, we especially encourage related workshop proposals in this area, both traditional and paperless. In addition, in line with REFSQ’s general interest and the special 2024 theme: “Out of the Lab, into the Wild!”, you can find a (non-exclusive) list of further invited topics below.

Invited topics

  • RE and Society
  • RE and Industry
  • Human Factors in RE
  • Ethics and RE
  • Value-based RE
  • RE for Sustainable Systems
  • RE Education and Training
  • RE for Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
  • NLP, Machine Learning, and AI for RE
  • RE for NLP, Machine Learning and AI
  • Agile, continuous, and flexible RE
  • Software Product Management
  • Requirements for Software Ecosystems / Systems of Systems
  • RE for Self-Adaptive Systems and Context Awareness
  • RE for Big Data, RE for the Cloud
  • RE for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • RE for Collaborative Systems
  • RE at Runtime and Uncertainty Management
  • Requirements Prioritization, Requirements Quality, Metrics
  • Product Line RE, Requirements Reuse
  • RE and Security, Trust, Safety, Scalability
  • Evolution of Requirements
  • Requirements Patterns and Best Practices
  • RE in Small Companies and Startups
  • Model-Driven Requirements Engineering
  • RE in User Centered Design and Design Thinking

Workshop proposal submissions

  1. Title of the workshop;
  2. Name and contact information of the proposer(s);
  3. Duration of the workshop (full or half-day);
  4. A statement of the goals and motivation for the workshop;
  5. A brief description of the topic of the workshop and a list of related topics;
  6. An outline of the workshop format (traditional vs. paperless) and a description of the program, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination; more details on this point are requested for paperless workshops;
  7. Outline of paper submission and selection process (if any);
  8. Alternative publishing plans, in case something different from CEUR proceedings is expected (especially for paperless workshops);
  9. A short description of the target audience and how the workshop will be advertised;
  10. Anticipated number of participants, especially any information regarding already confirmed participation is welcome (a must for paperless workshops);
  11. A list of past editions of the workshop (if any), including dates, organizers and website, attendance. Also, describe differences to previous editions;
  12. A short biography of each workshop organizer.

For each workshop associated with REFSQ, the workshop organizing team should include at least one program chair who does not submit any paper to the workshop.

Submit your proposal via Easychair in PDF format at: Make sure to select the Workshop Proposal option.

For any questions and clarifications, please contact:, and