+++ REFSQ 2013 is over and has been a great success! See you all at REFSQ 2014 +++


Welcome to the 19th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2013)!

REFSQ 2013 is over and has been a great success.
Next REFSQ will take place in Essen. We will be delighted to welcome you in April for REFSQ 2014.

Best Paper Award Selection

The Best Paper Award Committee is very happy to announce that the following paper is selected among the nominees:
Nelly Bencomo and Amel Belaggoun “Supporting Decision-making for Self-adaptive Systems: From Goal Models to Dynamic Decision Networks”

In alphabetical order, the other nominees were:

  • Maya Daneva, Luigi Buglione and Andrea Herrmann - Software Architects’ Experiences of Quality Requirements: What we Know and What we do not Know?
  • Alessio Ferrari, Stefania Gnesi and Gabriele Tolomei - Using Clustering to Improve the Structure of Natural Language Requirements Documents
  • Liliana Pasquale, Paola Spoletini, Dario Pometto, Francesco Blasi and Tiziana Redaelli - Requirements Engineering Meets Physioterapy: An Experience with Motion-Based Games

The jury has consisted of Joerg Doerr, Martin Glinz, Andreas L. Opdahl, Björn Regnell and Camille Salinesi.

link to workshop proceedings The REFSQ 2013 workshop proceedings are now availble here (Vol. 56).

REFSQ 2014: Call for Papers

We are happy to announce the Preliminary Call for Papers for REFSQ 2014. Please visit for more information.

Proceedings now available

REFSQ 2013 Proceedings The REFSQ 2013 proceedings are published by Springer in the volume 7830 of Lecture Notes on Computer Science.

Five Reasons for REFSQ:

1. A highly interactive working-conference format. All presentations have prepared discussants and at least as much time for discussions as for presentations. REFSQ’s unique events, such as the empirical research fair, stimulate collaboration across academic and industrial communities.
2. A forum for high-quality emerging research not yet of journal quality, but paving the way for future directions in requirements engineering.
3. An international event with archived proceedings. REFSQ is always situated in Europe close to an international travelling hub enablingPhD students and others with a tight budget toaffordably travel every year to a well-reputed research conference. REFSQ collaborates with Springer for proceedings publication.
4. An inclusive network for PhD students and newcomers to the requirements engineering community. REFSQ encourages submission of PhD student work and has specific events for PhD students and newcomers.
5. A vital interchange between industry and academia. With a foundation in the European software industry, REFSQ engages practitioners in Europe and internationally in their continuous competence development. REFSQ is particularly interesting for industry specialists and early adopters.