RE'16 will offer an extensive program of interest to academia, government and industry. It will include several distinguished keynote speakers and three conference days full of papers, panels, posters and demos. A series of exciting tutorials to develop skills in and advance awareness of requirements engineering practices is of particular interest to industry. Two days of workshops as well as doctoral symposium offer forums for participants to present cutting-edge techniques and approaches in particular fields.
RE'16 follows the theme
Delivering Value through Better Requirements
22 papers in the research track, 11 papers in the industry track and 11 papers in RE:Next! are accepted or conditionally accepted this year.
More information about the accepted papers can be found here.
Jan Bosch is professor of software engineering and director of the Software Center at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Earlier, he worked as Vice President Engineering Process at Intuit Inc where he also lead Intuit's Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team. Before Intuit, he was head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Prior to joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He received a MSc degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a PhD degree from Lund University, Sweden. His research activities include evidence-based development, software architecture, innovation experiment systems, compositional software engineering, software ecosystems, software product families and software variability management. He is the author of a book "Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach" published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press), editor of several books and volumes and author of a significant number of research articles. He is editor for Journal of Systems and Software as well as Science of Computer Programming, chaired several conferences as general and program chair, served on many program committees and organized numerous workshops.
In the startup space, Jan is chairman of the board of Fidesmo in Stockholm, and Remente, in Gothenburg, Sweden. He serves on the advisory board of Assia Inc. in Redwood City, CA and Burt AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. Jan also runs a consulting firm, Boschonian AB, that offers its clients support around R&D and innovation management. More information about his background can be found at his website.
Robyn Lutz is a professor of computer science at Iowa State University, USA. She was also on the technical staff of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology from 1983 to 2012, most recently in the Software System Engineering group. Her research interests include software engineering of safety-critical systems, product lines, and the specification and verification of DNA nanosystems. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. She served as program chair of the 2014 International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’14), is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and is on the editorial board of the Requirements Engineering Journal.
Dr. Yu Zheng is a research manager from Microsoft Research, passionate about using big data to tackle urban challenges. One of his project, entitled Urban Air, has been deployed with the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, predicting air quality for over 300 Chinese cities. Zheng currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum. He publishes referred papers frequently as a leading author at prestigious conferences and journals, such as KDD, VLDB, UbiComp, and IEEE TKDE, where he has received five best paper awards. His book, titled “Computing with Spatial Trajectories”, has been used as a text book in universities world-widely and awarded the Top 10 Most Popular Computer Science Book authored by Chinese at Springer. Zheng has served as chair on over 10 prestigious international conferences—most recently, as the program co-chair of ICDE 2014. In 2013, he was named one of the Top Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review (TR35) and featured by Time Magazine for his research on urban computing. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 40 Business Elites under 40 in China by Fortune Magazine, because of the business impact of urban computing he has been advocating since 2008. Zheng is also a Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
More information on the keynote speakers can be found here.