First International Workshop on
Requirements Engineering and Law

In conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference

Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain 9 September 2008

Call for Papers

Practitioners and researchers from government, industry and academia are invited to submit short papers for review by our program committee. At least one author of accepted papers will be expected to register and present the paper at the workshop. Please review the planned topics, submission guidelines and important dates in preparation for your submission.

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Planned Topics

Authors should submit papers that address one or more of the following topics of interest:

  • Identifying, prioritizing and integrating relevant laws, treaties and jurisdictions
  • Legal requirements acquisition, specification, analysis and validation
  • Formal and informal modeling of laws, policies and requirements
  • Traceability between laws, policies and requirements
  • Coordinating requirements change and the evolution of law
  • Introducing existing products and services into new jurisdictions
  • Requirements verification; documenting and auditing evidence of compliance
  • Acceptable degrees of compliance assurance and system certification

Submission Guidelines

Authors may submit papers in two general categories:

  • Research/Experience papers (4 pages)
  • Industrial/Government problem statements (2-4 pages)

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee for relevance to the workshop topics of interest. Preference will be given to submissions that emphasize informed, legally and technically sound descriptions of important challenges and problems as opposed to proposed solutions. Accepted submissions will be archived in a workshop proceeding in IEEE Xplore. Papers must be formatted to conform to the IEEE Computer Society proceedings guidelines (see the Microsoft Word and Latex document templates) and submitted electronically in Adobe PDF to the Microsoft Research Conference Management service:

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submissions: 4 July 2008
  • Notice of Acceptance: 28 July 2008
  • Camera-ready Due: 8 August 2008
  • Workshop Date: 9 September 2008