Call for Contributions

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Papers can be submitted to the workshop using the standard IEEE format. Submissions should be preceded by a front page including title, authors and a 150-word abstract, and should identify the author responsible for correspondence. All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee members to ensure high quality and relevance. Papers must be unpublished and submitted electronically in Adobe PDF format to recots@lsi.upc.es.

Submissions can be of three types: position papers, research papers and industrial or experience papers. Submissions will be evaluated on their novelty, significance, quality and contribution to the field.

Full research papers (6-8 pages)
The workshop is soliciting original high quality research papers on all aspects of Requirements Engineering (RE) for COTS-based systems development and product software. Papers should present original reports of substantive new work and make clear the novel aspects of the work they present and their contribution to the development of the area. They should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance to RE for COTS-based systems and its relation to prior research. Full papers should emphasise what is new and significant about the chosen approach and adequately compare it with similar works. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Position papers (3-4 pages)
Position papers are intended to allow space for preliminary work, general statements or useful experiences, which are of sufficient interest to publish, but which would not meet the review criteria for a research paper. They are intended to allow for presentation of new developments and works in progress. Therefore, position papers should state the author's research position with respect to current practice or trends in RE for COTS and therefore should emphasise topics that are particularly important at present.

Industrial or experience papers (3-4 pages)
Industrial or experience papers should describe current challenges and trends of state-of-practice in RE for COTS-based development. The workshop therefore encourages high quality submissions covering innovative and novel applications of requirements engineering in COTS-oriented development. Actual case studies from practitioners emphasizing requirements engineering for COTS-based applications, system deployment, organizational ramifications, business impact or major improvements to the state-of-practice are especially welcomed.

The final form of accepted submissions will be made available on the workshop website for pre-workshop dissemination and post-workshop reference.

Actual case studies from practitioners emphasizing requirements engineering for COTS-based applications, system deployment, organizational ramifications, business impact or major improvements to the state-of-practice are especially welcomed.

The final form of accepted submissions will be made available on the workshop web-site for pre-workshop dissemination and post-workshop reference.