RE’13 is now over - thank you for joining us!


  • RE’13 presentation slides now available from the Downloads page.

Key Dates in 2013

  • July 15: Doctoral Symposium
  • July 15-16: Workshops & Tutorials
  • July 17-19: Main Conference

Help with Submission?

If you have never previously published at a major international conference and would like some help with planning your submission, RE’13 has 3 leading requirements engineering experts ready and willing to guide you. Please ‘click’ on the photo or name below to see the guidance offered by the RE Mentor.

For Research Papers:

RE Mentor (Research Papers)

Donald (Don) Gause

Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Bio: Donald C. Gause is a Research Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Systems Science of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Binghamton University, State University of New York. Don spent the first 13 years out of college as an engineer, mathematician, and manager in Sperry Gyroscope, General Motors, and IBM and the last 44 years in academia and consulting. He has been a national speaker for a number of professional societies including ACM, developed and presented a very early PBS series, Creative Problem Solving, has served on a number of editorial boards of professional journals and international conferences, and has coauthored two books, Are Your Lights On? and Exploring Requirements with G.M. Weinberg. Don has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, global money center banks, international communication companies, and diverse product start-ups in the areas of systems design, requirements development and life-cycle management, business plan development and management, and has facilitated the concept development of new products ranging from automobiles and software development systems, to drug and health care delivery.

Top tip: A note to all authors: Remember, the reviewers are your best friends. They keep you from making inaccurate statements, work hard to improve your paper, and advocate in your favor when the final publishing decisions are made.

For Industry Papers:

RE Mentor (Industry Papers)

Ian Alexander

Scenario Plus, UK

Bio: Ian Alexander is the lead author of three books on requirements: Writing Better Requirements (2002), Scenarios, Stories, Use Cases (2004), and Discovering Requirements (2009), as well as papers on requirements trade-offs, stakeholder analysis, scenarios, misuse cases, and requirements reuse. Ian teaches requirements engineering with DOORS and DXL in industry.

Top tip: Get a colleague to read your paper and watch them as they read.

For RE@21 Papers:

RE Mentor (RE@21 Papers)

Daniel (Dan) Berry

University of Waterloo, Canada

Bio: Professor Daniel Berry got his B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA in 1974. He was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA from 1972 until 1987. He was in the Computer Science Faculty at the Technion, Haifa, Israel from 1987 until 1999. From 1990 until 1994, he worked for half of each year at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where he was part of a group that built CMU's Master of Software Engineering program. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he visited the Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In 1999, Berry moved to the the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Prof. Berry's current research interests are software engineering in general, and requirements engineering and electronic publishing in the specific.

Top tip: Write a reasoned paper that knocks our socks off; don't be afraid of controversy!

Other Papers:

If the paper you have planned does not fit neatly into any of the above categories, please contact the Program Chair or Industry Chair for advice. We encourage creative and innovative contributions, and we will be happy to discuss your submission. Please also check out the many other ways you can contribute to the RE’13 conference – we look forward to your participation!