The 28th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’20) will host a special track, RE@Next!, devoted to the presentation of work currently being carried out by RE researchers around the world. 

The RE@Next! track aims at providing a venue to present your ongoing work. The goal is to trigger new collaborations with like-minded colleagues and potential industrial partners and to receive early feedback which can help you to submit a full research paper to next year’s RE conference.

A good RE@Next! contribution will:

  • provide in succinct form the information that you would convey in a seminar about your ongoing research work to a fellow academic visiting your department;
  • include the targeted research questions and the research methodology you propose to address them;
  • show the feasibility of your work by presenting preliminary results, such as a convincing review of well-established prior work, a pilot study based on a reasonably sophisticated example problem, or early results from an exploratory qualitative or quantitative study;
  • present the long-term directions and prospects of your research endeavor.

RE@Next! contributions will be rigorously reviewed by the RE@Next! Program Committee, following a double-blind review format. Evaluation criteria include clarity of the submission, expected interest to the conference attendees, also based on the conference theme “Requirements Engineering for a Digital World”, and novelty and feasibility of the idea. 

The authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to increase the visibility of their artifacts (software and data) and to obtain an artifact badge. Upon acceptance, the authors can submit their artifacts, which will be evaluated by a committee that determines their sustained availability and reusability.

Submission Instructions

All authors who intend to submit a paper must first submit the title, abstract (max. 200 words) and author information. Abstracts are used only to point out your interest to submit a paper and to allow the track co-chairs to initiate the search for possible reviewers early in time. 


An abstract submission must be followed by a full paper submission. 

Papers must describe original work that has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Papers must have between 4 and 6 pages, including references. Submissions must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE formatting instructions. Submissions must be double-blinded in conformance with the instructions described in the research track. Submissions that do not respect these constraints will be rejected without review. 

Accepted papers may require editing for clarity prior to publication and presentation. They will appear in the IEEE Digital Library. 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register to and attend the conference in order to present their paper.

Submission Link

Please submit your paper in PDF format via EasyChair. Select the RE’20 RE@Next! Track for your submission.

Key Dates

Abstract SubmissionMonday, February 24, 2020
Full Paper SubmissionMonday, March 2, 2020
Paper NotificationMonday, May 12, 2020
Camera Ready DueFriday, June 22, 2020

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (Standard Time).