Third International Workshop on
Requirements Engineering and Law

In conjunction with the 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference

Sydney, Australia Tuesday, 28 September 2010

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.

(Download CFP)

Planned Topics

We are interested in papers from any requirements-intensive domain or industry, however, authors should submit papers that address one or more of the following topics of interest:

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

Previously accepted papers have addressed problems in automotive, aviation, out-sourcing, privacy, security and social media. Other domains of interest include accounting, e-government, finance and healthcare.

Submission Guidelines

Authors may submit papers in two general categories:

  • Research/Experience papers (10 pages, max)
  • Industrial/Government problem statements (4-6 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. Accepted submissions will be archived in a workshop proceeding in IEEE Xplore and best papers will be invited to be extended and published in a special issue of the Requirements Engineering Journal. 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 EasyChair service:

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submissions: 16 July 2010 (Extended!)
  • Notice of Acceptance: 28 July 2010
  • Camera-ready Due: 6 August 2010
  • Workshop Date: 28 September 2010