Don’t be fooled by the leaning tower of Pisa
at REFSQ2020 you’ll learn how to keep your requirements straight!

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, Posters and Tool demos, Doctoral Symposium and a Live Study Track.

REFSQ2020 will be hosted in Pisa, Italy from 24th till 27th of March, 2020.

The Call for Research Papers is now online. You can find the flyer here.

Special Theme — “RE and Cyber-Physical Systems”

The special theme of REFSQ2020 is “RE and Cyber-Physical Systems” to emphasize the role that RE can play in the design of the next generation of systems where people, and physical and software components interact in many different ways.

The authors of the best manuscripts will be invited to extend their papers into full journal papers for a Special Section of the Information and Software Technology Journal.

Important deadlines for REFSQ2020:

Abstract Submission

October 25 November 1, 2019 AoE (Extendend)

Paper Submission

November 1 November 8, 2019 AoE (Extendend)

REFSQ 2020 Conference

March 24-27, 2020


The REFSQ 2020 proceedings will be published in Springer’s LNCS series. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNCS format and must no exceed the page limits mentioned in the Call for Papers.

Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at:

Papers should be submitted using EasyChair at:


If you are looking for information about REFSQ 2019, you can find it here.

Proceedings of previous years:

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