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)

The 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.
The RE 02 conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to share ideas and experiences, while enjoying the hospitality of the University of Essen.
The University of Essen is located near the center of the city of Essen, Germany which provides a wide range of cultural and shopping opportunities. In addition, you are also invited to experience the greater region the so-called "Ruhr-Area" with lots of interesting sites and a nice surrounding landscape.

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.


Corporate Sponsors:

University of Essen

Supporting Patron:

Cooperating Societies:

IFIP Working Group 2.9


GI-FG 2.1.6 Requirements Engineering

British Computer Society

Requirements Engineering Journal - Springer Verlag

University of Namur
Last updated: 2002-07-31