Requirements Engineering (RE) lies at the heart of software development. It is the branch of systems engineering concerned with the real-world goals for, functions of, and constraints on software-intensive systems. It is concerned with how these factors are taken into account during the implementation and maintenance of the system, from software specifications and architectures up to final test cases. RE requires a variety and richness of skills, processes, methods, techniques and tools. In addition, diversity arises from different application domains ranging from business information systems to real-time process control systems, from traditional to web-based systems as well as from the perspective being system families or not.
With RE 02 we celebrate two major milestones in RE
a) the 10th Anniversary of international IEEE RE conferences and symposium
b) the foundation of a new conference series, the IEEE Intl. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) which results from the unification of the former IEEE Intl. Conference on RE (ICRE) and the IEEE Intl. Symposium on RE (RE)
conference will include a technical and an industrial paper track, with refereed
papers describing novel research, industrial problem statements, experience
reports and surveys. The program also includes keynote speakers,
state-of-the-art and practice tutorials, and an exhibition, which includes
companies with RE tools and services, book publishers, and other related
exhibitors. We also will have several associated workshops, including a doctoral
workshop for PhD students, as well as research demos and tools.
If you are working in the area of RE, or are just interested in finding out more about the field, we would like to welcome you to join us in Essen in September 2002.