Thank you for your participation!

REFSQ 2020 will be hosted in Pisa (Italy) from 24th till 27th of March. We hope to see you there!

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Important deadlines for REFSQ 2020:

Abstract Submission October 25, 2019
Paper Submission November 1, 2019
REFSQ 2020 Conference March 24-27, 2020

REFSQ 2019 Studies are still open - please participate

REFSQ 2019 has featured two empirical studies. We want  to thank all of you who have already participated in any of the REFSQ live studies. If you have not yet participated, please take some minutes to do so now by clicking the corresponding link below. The studies will be accessible online till the 3rd of April!


Online-Study: Exploring users perception on security and satisfaction requirements by Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Denisse Munante and Franci Suni-Lopez.

 Access to the following link.


Live-Study: Assessing the effect of learning styles on risk model comprehensibility: A controlled experiment proposal by Katsiaryna Labunets and Nelly Condori-Fernandez.

 Access to the following link.

Proceedings are available now!


REFSQ 2019 Main Conference Proceedings

You can find them online @ Springer. As regsitered participant you will receive an email on how to access them free of charge until end of April.


Joint Proceedings of REFSQ 2019 Co-Located Events

The joint proceedings will asoon be published as CEUR prcoeedings. In the meantime a preliminary version can be downloaded here.

Special Theme -- “Laying the Foundation for Speed and Flexibility in Development”

We seek contributions related to increased pace of developing, deploying, using, and evolving software based systems and services.
The Call for Research Papers is now online. You can find it here.

REFSQ 2019 Special Issue

We are happy to announce that authors of selected papers from REFSQ'19 will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue published in the Empirical Software Engineering Journal by Springer. Guest editors will be Michael Goedicke, Eric Knauss and Paul Grünbacher.


The REFSQ working conference is the leading European conference series on requirements engineering. It is the goal of REFSQ to foster the creation of a strong European RE community across industry and academia. Since 1994, Requirements Engineering continued to be a dominant factor influencing the quality of software, systems and services. REFSQ seeks contributions which report on novel ideas and techniques that enhance the quality of RE’s products and processes, as well as reflections on current research. REFSQ has a long tradition of being a highly structured and interactive forum. The special format of each session includes the three roles presenter, discussant, and session chair, yielding into highly interactive sessions, filled with discussions among the excellent researchers and industry experts. In addition to the high-quality scientific program, REFSQ also features a highly interactive Industry Track, Workshops and a Reserach Methodology Track.

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