Call for Papers


at The 31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC-2016)
Pisa, Italy
April 4-8, 2016

For the past thirty years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. The 9th Edition of the Requirements Engineering Track (RE-Track'16) is part of the 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing.

SAC 2016 is hosted by University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna University. Further details may be found at:

The objective of this track is to explore different advances in Requirements Engineering in a general way, its relation with different areas, reducing the gap between software engineering solutions and the way one specific domain of knowledge was seen up to given point.

September 11, 2015: September 28, 2015: Submission of papers and SRC research abstracts (strict deadline)
November 13, 2015: November 23, 2015: Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection
December 11, 2015: December 07, 2015: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC
December 18, 2015: Author registration due date

Authors are invited to submit in all areas of Requirements Engineering. The program committee will blindly review submissions to that track. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in third person. This is to facilitate blind review. The paper should not exceed 6 pages in the ACM format.

Please note that the maximum page length for the conference is 6 pages (without extra-fee), 8 is the maximum (with extra-fee). Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common paper formats, such as US letter and A4.

Papers should not be submitted to more than one ACM-SAC track. Paper submissions should be done electronically through the website at

Further information may be found at:

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of registered papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Active graduate students seeking feedback from the scientific community on their research ideas are invited to submit abstracts of their original unpublished and in-progress research work in areas of experimental computing and application development related to SAC 2016 Tracks. Please visit SAC 2016 website at

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Requirements engineering for scientific areas
- Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation
- Requirements specification languages, methods, processes, and tools
- Requirements management, traceability, viewpoints
- Modelling of requirements, goals, and domains
- Non-functional requirements
- Requirements engineering and software architecture
- Aspect-oriented requirements engineering
- Agent-oriented requirements engineering
- Requirements in service-oriented environments
- Case studies and experiences based on requirements engineering
- Social, cultural, and cognitive factors in requirements engineering
- Requirements engineering education and training
- Requirements and Simulation
- Evolution of requirements over time, product families and variability
- Model-Driven requirements engineering
- Quality of requirements

Jaelson Castro (, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
João Araújo (, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


  • Ana Moreira (Universidade Nova Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Andreas Opdahl (University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Bashar Nuseibeh (Open University, UK)
  • Colette Rolland (Univ. Paris I , France)
  • Daniel Amyot (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Daniel Berry (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Didar Zowghi (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Emmanuel Letier (UCL, UK)
  • Eric Yu (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Gunter Mussbacher (McGill University, Canada)
  • Guttorm Sindre (IDI/NTNU, Norway)
  • Jane Cleland-Huang (DePaul University, USA)
  • Jennifer Horkoff (City University London, UK)
  • John Mylopoulos (Univ. of Trento, Italy; Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
  • Julio Leite (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
  • Lawrence Chung (University of Texas, Dallas)
  • Lin Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Luiz Eduardo Martins (UNIFESP, Brazil)
  • Maya Daneva (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Maria Lencastre (Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Nan Niu (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  • Nelly Bencomo (Aston University, UK)
  • Oscar Pastor (Univ. Politècnica València, Spain)
  • Patrick Mader (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)
  • Pete Sawyer (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Renata Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil)
  • Seok-Won Lee (Ajou University, Republic of Korea)
  • Travis Breaux (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Carla Silva (