REFSQ 2023
Mon 17 - Thu 20 April 2023 Barcelona, Spain

The REFSQ Working Conferences provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and approaches to successful requirements engineering among researchers and professionals. The workshop program aims to enrich this forum with events focused on specific areas of RE. A workshop should provide benefits to the RE community along one or more of the following dimensions: innovativeness of the area, high potential for involving both industrial and research actors, influence on industrial practice, or addressing novel trends in software engineering at large.

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Mon 17 Apr

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09:00 - 10:30
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee BreakCatering at Garden
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30
11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30
14:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee BreakCatering at Garden
Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30
16:00 - 17:30

Accepted Workshops

NLP4RE: 6th Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Requirements Engineering

The rapid progress of natural language processing (NLP), demonstrated by the recent breakthrough of ChatGPT, necessitates new perspectives on incorporating NLP within diverse requirements engineering (RE) activities. NLP4RE has taken up the mission of advancing the current state of the art in applying NLP for solving and providing automated support in RE.

Join us in the 6th edition of our NLP4RE workshop to learn more about the close relation between NLP and RE.

Organization: Sallam Abualhaija, Andreas Vogelsang, Gouri Deshpande


ViVA RE!: 1st Workshop on Virtues and Values in Requirements Engineering

Join us in the ethics workshop ViVaRE! and use an innovative visual modeling approach to discuss ChatGPT, Proctoring, Finances and their ethical dilemmas with the Square of Values.

Square of Values is a visual modeling approach for identifying ethical design alternatives in systems development. It will be introduced and applied in case studies during the workshop. Case study materials will be supplied. After this half-day workshop you will be invited as a co-author to write an experience report about using the Square of Values.

Organization: Alexander Rachmann, Jens Gulden


REFrame: 1st Workshop on Requirements Engineering Frameworks

Organization: Andrea Wohlgemuth, Anne Hess, and Samuel Fricker


RE4AI: 4th Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence

Organization: Renata Guizzardi, Jennifer Horkoff, Anna Perini and Angelo Susi


Call for Workshop Proposals

Please check back soon for updates!

The 2023 REFSQ call for workshops welcomes both traditional and paperless workshops. In line with REFSQ’s general interest and the special 2023 theme Human-centric and Value-based RE, you can find a (non-exclusive) list of particularly encouraged topics below.

Particularly invited topics

  • RE and Society
  • Human Factors in RE
  • Ethics and RE
  • Value-based RE
  • RE for Sustainable Systems
  • RE Education and Training
  • RE for Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
  • NLP, Machine Learning, and AI for RE
  • RE for NLP, Machine Learning and AI
  • Agile, continuous, and flexible RE
  • Software Product Management
  • Requirements for Software Ecosystems / Systems of Systems
  • RE for Self-Adaptive Systems and Context Awareness
  • RE for Big Data, RE for the Cloud
  • RE at Runtime
  • Requirements Prioritization, Requirements Quality, Metrics
  • Product Line RE, Requirements Reuse
  • RE and Security, Trust, Safety, Scalability
  • Evolution of Requirements
  • Requirements Patterns and Best Practices
  • RE in Small Companies and Startups
  • Model-Driven Requirements Engineering
  • RE in User Centered Design and Design Thinking

Workshop proposal submissions

  1. Title of the workshop;
  2. Name and contact information of the proposer(s);
  3. Duration of the workshop (full or half-day);
  4. A statement of the goals and motivation for the workshop;
  5. A brief description of the topic of the workshop and a list of related topics;
  6. An outline of the workshop format (traditional vs. paperless) and a sample of program, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination; more details on this point are requested for paperless workshops;
  7. Outline of paper submission and selection process (if any);
  8. Alternative publishing plans, in case something different from CEUR proceedings is expected (especially for paperless workshops);
  9. A short description of the target audience and how the workshop will be advertised;
  10. Anticipated number of participants, especially any information regarding already confirmed participation is welcome (a must for paperless workshops);
  11. A statement about whether and how the workshop will be run virtually in case we cannot have REFSQ physically in Barcelona, Spain.
  12. A list of past editions of the workshop (if any), including dates, organizers and website, attendance. Also, describe differences to previous editions;
  13. A short biography of each workshop organizer.

For each workshop associated with REFSQ, the workshop organizing team should include at least one program chair who does not submit any paper to the workshop.

Submit your proposal via Easychair in PDF format at: Make sure to check the Workshop Proposal option.

If you have a workshop idea you want to discuss, you can contact us at,