Call for Posters and Tools

Requirements Engineering (RE) is a dominant factor that influences the quality of software, systems, and services. The REFSQ working conference series is well established as one of the leading international forums for discussing RE and its many relations to quality. The special theme of REFSQ’19 is "Laying the Foundation for Speed and Flexibility in Development" to emphasize an important issue: what role can RE play in increasing pace of developing, deploying, using, and evolving software-based systems and services.

REFSQ’19 includes a track to present posters and demonstrate tools covering any aspect of RE. This track gives researchers the chance to present their most recent work and obtain early feedback on ongoing research. Posters may cover any topic in scope of the conference and should present (progress towards) a scientific result and should not be advertisements for commercial products. While posters do not need to describe completed work, they should at least present some preliminary results. Tool demonstrations provide researchers as well as practitioners with the opportunity to show how they support and enable the use of requirements solutions in practice, making the solutions more usable and useful. We encourage discussing experiences and lessons learned when using the tool in practice.

Important Dates


January 14, 2019 (strict)

Author Notification February 4, 2019
Camera-ready February 25, 2019
Poster Display
March 19-March 21, 2019

Poster Presentation

In addition to the poster session, the posters will be on display in the coffee hall outside the REFSQ’19 lecture rooms. There will also be brief and informal presentations of the posters. Well-crafted posters will present the work well by themselves, but authors of posters are encouraged to be available to describe and discuss their work during coffee break. The poster dimensions are A0 in portrait orientation, with the poster content mounted on a rectangular poster board that the organizers will provide.

Tool Demonstrations

Tools will be presented at desks using your own laptop and screens provided by the REFSQ organizers.


For the submission, the general REFSQ submission guidelines apply. We encourage submissions between 3 and 6 pages in LNCS format. At least one of the authors must be registered at the conference and present the poster or tool, in order to have the work published in the proceedings. Poster and tool papers will be published in CEUR proceedings.

Contributions should be submitted using EasyChair at:

Posters and Tools Co-Chairs

Mehrdad Sabetzadeh - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (mehrdad.sabetzadeh(at)

Andreas Vogelsang - Technical University Berlin, Germany (andreas.vogelsang(at)

Programme Committee

Muneera Bano - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Jose Luis De La Vara - Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Anas Mahmoud - Louisiana State University, USA

Nan Niu - University of Cincinnati, USA

Claudia Ayala - Technical University of Catalunya, Spain

Fabiano Dalpiaz - University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Henning Femmer - Qualicen GmbH, Germany

Daniel Mendez - Technical University of Munich, Germany

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer - Chalmers / Gothenburg University, Sweden

Alicia Grubb - University of Toronto, Canada

Maleknaz Nayebi - Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canda

Sabrina Marczak - PUCR, Brasil