22nd Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER 2019)
13-16 August 2019
Recife-Pe, Brazil
The format of the WER promotes the discussion and the exchange of experiences between members of the academy and the industry. This year we will have invited presentations from professionals from the academy and industry, mini-tutorials and the presentation of videos on topics related to the practice of Requirements Engineering.

We invite the submission of complete or short works that present original and unpublished results, from the academic or industrial point of view, in all aspects of Requirements Engineering, and on the perspective of the product or process. The selection of the works will be based on the applicability and relevance for Requirements Engineering, originality and clarity.

The indicated subjects, but not restrictive, for the works are:
● Elicitation, analysis and documentation of requirements
● Requirements validation and visualization
● Language, methods, processes and requirements specification tools
● Management, traceability, prioritization and negotiation of requirements
● Requirements in agile methods
● Model-oriented development requirements
● Non-functional requirements
● Compliance with regulations
● Requirements engineering and software architecture
● Requirements Engineering oriented to aspects
● Service-oriented requirements engineering
● Requirements for web applications and mobile applications
● Requirements in large-scale systems, embedded systems, and other domains.
● Requirements Engineering for self-adaptive systems
● Requirements for the agent-oriented paradigm
● Requirements Engineering for global software development
● Social, cultural and cognitive aspects in Requirements Engineering
● Alignment of requirements for business objectives and processes
● Requirements Engineering education and training
All papers must be submitted through the EasyChair submission system at using PDF format only, according to the LNCS format. Submissions must be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Moreover, the paper should not exceed 14 pages if long paper or 6 pages for short papers.
Short papers must comply with the following structure: Title, Author / s, Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2) Objectives of the investigation; 3) Work in progress and contributions; 4) Conclusions and future work; References.
All documents that exceed the page limit, which are outside the scope of the workshop or do not follow the format guidelines will be rejected without revision. The proposals will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers will be published as Open Access on the WERpapers platform.
Researchers and professionals in Requirements Engineering are invited to send videos. The submitted videos will be evaluated based on originality, content quality, video and sound quality, and relevance for the WER. The accepted videos will be presented interspersed with the usual article exposition. They will also be available for free access on the WERVideo channel on the YouTube and Vimeo platforms.
The video must be relevant in the area of Requirements Engineering. Below is a non-exclusive list of categories for those videos:
● Educational videos - videos that can be used as support material for Requirements Engineering courses, such as videos illustrating problems faced by requirements engineers in practice;
● New Requirements Engineering techniques - videos presenting the use of new techniques, or the novel use of existing techniques, describing how they approach a particular challenge in the area;
● Requirements engineering in practice - videos presenting challenges faced by an organization in the treatment of requirements, as well as practices that have been adopted and the results obtained;
● Teaching ideas and challenges - videos presenting innovative approaches for teaching concepts, techniques and skills in Requirements Engineering;
● Demonstration of tools - videos presenting new tools in Requirements Engineering, or new uses of existing tools.
The videos should be able to stand on their own, adequately presenting their theme and being narrated in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Videos can and should be submitted regardless of the shipping of an item. The videos must be submitted in their final form. Accepted videos must have at least one of their authors registered in the Workshop and it is desirable (but not mandatory) that the registered author be present in the session in which his video will be played to stimulate the discussion and clarify doubts.
Each video must be accompanied by a two-page PDF document, sent via the email address. Each video must be accompanied by a two-page PDF document, sent via the email address Please insert "VIDEO" in the message subject. Please insert "VIDEO" in the message subject.
The first page of the PDF document must be in the LNCS format and must include: a title; contact information with authors name, affiliations and email addresses; a 200 word summary; and a link to the video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, as an unlisted video; Acknowledgments (if applicable); References (if applicable). The second page must be a signed copy of the video distribution permission form.
The video itself should run for 3 to 7 minutes. It should not include a video cover, which will then be added by the organizing committee of the WER. When preparing the video, do it as professionally as possible. Producing a video requires a lot of effort, so try to do it of the best quality. Putting a little more effort into improving quality can make a big difference.
Authors must have the copyright of all materials used, such as music, video, sounds and images, or have explicit written permission from the copyright holders to use and distribute such material.
For more information about registration, about the event and for questions regarding the submission process, please contact


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