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Submission Information

This page has information on:
Submitting a Paper
Submitting a Poster
Submitting a Research Demo
Submitting a Doctoral Workshop Paper
Submitting a Tutorial Proposal
Submitting a Proposal for a Panel Session
If you wish to propose any other forms of participation, please contact the RE'01 chairs at

Submitting a Paper

Submission of papers will be entirely electronic. To submit a paper, please visit the RE'01 Paper Submission site. You will need to prepare a PDF file containing your paper formatted according to the standard IEEE proceedings format. We also request that you submit an abstract (ASCII text) one week before the full paper deadline, to help us with allocating reviewers.
  • Abstracts should be submitted by 15th February 2001
  • Full papers are due by 22nd February 2001
  • Authors notifications will be send out by 2nd May 2001
  • Camera-ready copy will be due by 1st June 2001
To help you format your paper, you may need:
  • Author's Guidelines for preparing papers in IEEE proceedings format
  • A page layout template showing the page margins. Available in: MSWord or Postscript or PDF 
  • Full instructions fomatted according the this template. Available in MSWord or Postscript or PDF
  • A set of LaTeX templates: 
    • latex8.sty -- the style file
    • latex8.tex -- the main macro set
    • latex8.bib -- the sample bibliography macros
    • latex8.bst -- the bibliography main macro set
    • -- this file, when printed out, will give you a sample of how your paper should look when it's finished.

Submitting a Poster

RE'01 invites submission of high-quality posters describing novel research or experience in Requirements Engineering. The Poster programme complements the main programme by offering an opportunity for authors to present late-breaking or as-yet incomplete research results, or significant work-in-progress.

Poster authors are required to submit a two-page proposal summarizing the work and the results. Poster proposals will be judged on relevance, originality and significance. The proposal should describe the substance of the work, not how it will physically or visually appear in the poster format. It may include a small number of references, and even a figure or two.  It is advisable to include a email address and a URL leading to more information about the work.  Accepted proposals will be given poster space in an exhibit area during the symposium.  At least one author must register for the conference. There will be designated hours during which the author(s) are expected to be at their posters to present their work. If the symposium schedule allows, poster presenters may be given an opportunity to 'advertise' their posters in 5-10 minutes during a special session/track. Depending on the availability of print space in the proceedings, selected poster descriptions (proposals) may be included in the proceedings. 

Submissions of the poster proposal should be in PDF format (no more than 2 pages), conforming to same formatting requirements as for paper submissions (described above), and be camera-ready for possible inclusion in the proceedings. Please send submissions by email attachment to Eric Yu, RE’01 Posters and Demos Chair, at

  • Submission deadline: 14th May.
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1st June.

Submitting a Research Demo

RE'01 invites submissions of high quality research demonstrations presenting recent research results or supporting tools. 

A one-page proposal describing the demo is required. Demo proposals will be judged primarily on relevance. Accepted proposals will be given display space in an exhibit area during the symposium.  At least one person must register for the conference for each demo.  There will be designated hours during which the demonstration is expected to be viewable at the display space. Demonstrators are expected to bring their own laptops or computers with monitors.  Power outlets will be available. Other requirements (e.g., Internet connection) must be prearranged with the organizers.

Submissions should be in PDF format. Please send submissions by email to Eric Yu, RE’01 Posters and Demos Chair, at

  • Submission deadline: 14th May.
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1st June.
Please note that RE'01 will also have a Tool Exhibition featuring commercial tools.

Submitting a Doctoral Workshop Paper

Deadline for Doctoral Workshop papers has been extended to 1 June 2001.
(also available: a printable call for submissions for the doctoral workshop in pdf)

The goal of the Doctoral Workshop is to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications to requirements engineering and give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. The workshop aims to provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions; and develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research. The workshop and RE'01 will also provide an opportunity for student participants to interact with established researchers and others in the wider requirements engineering community. The RE'01 Doctoral Workshop is a one day workshop to be held August 28.

Students should consider participating in the doctoral workshop at least six months before completion of their dissertation, but after having settled on a research area or thesis topic. Each prospective student participant will submit a package of materials for consideration by the doctoral symposium committee. The committee will select participants on the basis of their anticipated contribution to the symposium goals as well as the potential benefit to students. Among the criteria that will be considered in reviewing submissions are:

  • the potential quality of the research and its relevance to requirements engineering;
  • the stage of the research (The organisers will seek to select students across a range of research stages); and
  • diversity of background, research topic, and approach.
To apply as a student participant in the Doctoral Workshop, prepare a submission package consisting of three parts listed below. Each of these parts must be submitted electronically by the listed deadlines.
  1. General Information:
    • Name of student, University and department, full mailing address, telephone, fax, email address;
    • Name of thesis advisor, University and department, full mailing address, telephone, fax, email address
    • Brief description of research topic (25 words or less)
  2. Research Abstract: Submit an abstract describing your dissertation research. Your abstract should be at least 3 pages, but not more than 5 pages long, when prepared according to the format guidelines below. The research abstract should clearly indicate the:
    • title of your work
    • research area or sub-area of your work (10 words or less).
    • problem to be solved. The importance of the problem should be justified.
    • justification that prior research has not solved the problem.
    • research hypothesis (claim) and details of the proposed solution.
    • expected contributions of your dissertation research. Progress in solving the stated problem should be the major contribution.
    It is important to describe a plan for evaluating your work and presenting credible evidence of your results to the research community. Students at relatively early stages of their research will have some difficulty addressing some of these areas. Nonetheless, each prospective student participant should address them as well as possible.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: Ask your thesis advisor to submit a letter of recommendation to The letter of recommendation must include a detailed assessment of the current status of your thesis research and an expected date for thesis submission.
Submission Format: The general information packet and letter of recommendation should be plain ASCII text with no markup. Research abstracts must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Each research abstract must be a single file. Typeset abstracts should be set in 12 point type with 1 inch margins on all sides for 8.5 by 11 inch sized paper. Please submit these by email directly to Annie Antón, RE’01 Doctoral Workshop Chair, at
  • Submission Deadline: 1 June 2001
  • Author Notification: 29 June 2001
  • Camera-Ready Copy Due: 15 July 2001
  • Doctoral Symposium: 28 August 2001 

Submitting a Tutorial Proposal

RE ’01 is seeking tutorials to be offered on August 27 and 28, 2001 in conjunction with the symposium. Tutorials can focus on promising requirements engineering research results, requirements engineering methods that are ready to transition to practical application, or requirements engineering methods that have been used in practice and can be applied immediately. 

Tutorial proposals should include:

  • Topic (title),
  • Abstract,
  • Intended audience,
  • Instructor name(s)
  • brief bio sketch(es),
  • proposed length (half day or full day).
Please indicate whether this tutorial has been given previously, and if so, where, when, and the approximate audience size. If given previously, please include a sample of the tutorial material in addition to the proposal.

Proposals of no more than 2-3 pages are to be submitted electronically in PDF format to Nancy R. Mead, RE’01 Tutorials Chair, at

  • Submission deadline is April 6, 2001. 

Submitting a Proposal for a Panel Session

If you have ideas for topics and speakers that would make lively and informative panel session, please contact Bashar Nuseibeh, RE'01 Programme Chair, at

Last Updated: 9th May 2001