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ACM SAC-RE 2013 : ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - 6th Requirements Engineering Track Edition


When Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013
Where Coimbra, Portugal
Submission Deadline Sep 21, 2012
Notification Due Nov 10, 2012
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2012

Call For Papers


The Requirements Engineering Track

at The 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2013)

Coimbra, Portugal

March 18-22, 2013


For the past twenty-seven years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC) has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from
around the world.

The Sixth Edition of the Requirements Engineering Track (RE-Track'13) is
part of the 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing.

SAC 2013 is hosted by Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC),
Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra (ISR-FCTUC), and
Mathematical and Computer Sciences Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (ICMC-USP)

Further details may be found at:

Requirement Engineering is defined as the branch of Software Engineering
concerned with the real-world goals for, functions of, and constraints on
software systems; it is also concerned with the relationship of these factors
to precise specifications of software behaviour and to their evolution over
time and across software families. Requirements engineering is increasingly
recognized as a critically important activity in any systems engineering

The arising of many complex software applications in many multidisciplinary
domains, the speed with which they need to be developed, and the degree to
which they are expected to change, all play a role in determining how the
systems development process should be conducted. Independently of the nature
of the software, the elicitation, analysis, negotiation, specification,
validation and management of requirements are fundamental for the development
of quality in complex software. Only by fully understanding stakeholders'
needs, and documenting them in a concise, and unambiguous way, can consistently
deliver quality products designed to meet the complexities of our advanced
information society.

However, there area number of inherent difficulties in the RE process.
The existing methods for requirements specification are far from being
completely satisfactory. Requirements must be measurable, testable, related
to identified business and other field needs or opportunities, and defined
to a level of detail sufficient for system design. The demand for better,
faster, and more usable software systems will continue, and RE will
therefore continue to evolve in order to deal with different development
scenarios which must be considered. Besides that, many new areas are being
investigated by requirements engineering community (such as: aspect-oriented
or agents-oriented development, COTS-based systems, use of simulation
techniques, autonomic system) to achieve better ways for leading with the
involved complexity.

The objective of this track is to explore different advances in requirement
engineering in a general way, its relation with different areas, reducing the
gap between software engineering solutions and the way one specific domain of
knowledge was seen up to given point.


These are the main areas of concern in Requirements Engineering:
* Requirements Engineering for Scientific Areas
* Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation
* Requirements specification languages, methods, processes, and tools
* Requirements management, traceability, viewpoints
* Modelling of requirements, goals, and domains
* Non-functional requirements
* Requirements engineering and software architecture
* Aspect-oriented requirements engineering
* Agent-oriented requirements engineering
* Requirements for COTS-based systems
* Case studies and experiences based on requirements engineering
* Social, cultural, and cognitive factors in requirements engineering
* Requirements engineering: education and Training
* Requirements and Simulation
* Requirements and Autonomic Systems
* Requirements Reuse


Authors are invited to submit original papers in all areas of Requirement

The program committee will blindly review submissions to that track.
The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the
paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to
facilitate blind review. The paper should not exceed 6 pages in ACM format.
Please note that the maximum page length for the conference is 6 pages
(without extra-fee), 8 is the maximum (with extra-fee).

Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common paper
formats, such as US letter and A4. Papers should not be submitted to
more than one ACM-SAC track.

Paper submissions should be done electronically through the website
at Further information may be found at:

All deadlines will be strictly enforced.

Paper submission deadline: August 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2012
Camara-ready version: November 5, 2012

Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, United Kingdom
Carme Quer, Barcelona, Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christine Choppy, Universit? Paris XIII , France
Daniel M. Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Didar Zowghi, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Guilherme Horta Travassos, COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil
Gunter Mussbacher, Carleton University, Canada
Hermann Kaindl, Vienna University of Technology, ICT, Austria
Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Jo?o Ara?jo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Jo?o Pascoal Faria, FEUP, Portugal
John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
Juan Pablo Carvallo, Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Equador
Julio Leite, Pontif?cia Universidade Cat?lica do R. Janeiro, Brazil
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Maria Lencastre, Pernambuco State University, Brazil
Maritta Heisel, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
Oscar Pastor, Universitat Polit?cnica de Val?ncia, Spain
Ruzanna Chitchyan, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Uir? Kulesza, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


For further information please contact the track organizer:

Maria Lencastre
Requirement Engineering Track Chair
Programa de Engenharia de Computa??o
Escola Polit?cnica de Pernambuco
Universidade de Pernambuco
Recife - PE - BRAZIL
Phone: + 55 81 21193842
Fax: + 55 81 21193881


Updated information on the Requirement Engineering track may be found at:

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