Be part of the 25th edition of REFSQ and celebrate a quarter of a century of inspiring research results, innovative ideas and inspiring discussions with us!
Do you still needd some inspiration for your paper writing: Check out the historial anniversary booklet of the 10th REFSQ published in 2004.

Registration is now open!

You can find all registration information here.

Important deadlines coming up:

Author Notification for Satellite Event Submissions February 04, 2019
CRC for Satellite Event Submissions February 25, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline February 25, 2019

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.

About Essen

With about 570,000 inhabitants, Essen is one of Germany’s ten largest cities. During the last century the Ruhr city became above all known for having the largest coal and steel industry on the European continent; it is much older than Berlin or Munich and even at that time could look back on a 1000 year history. "Change through culture - culture through change": the theme that palpably characterises the entire region and the city of Essen has also convinced Brussels. Essen, along with the Ruhr District, has been nominated by the European Commission as the European Capital of Culture of 2010. Essen offers easy access to Berlin, Paris and London by plane in about one hour. Cologne and Duesseldorf can be reached by train in less than an hour.

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