Posters and Demos at RE 2012

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A useful guideline on "How to Create an Attractive Poster" provided by EPFL.

The 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'12) continues the effort of the RE series to develop the traditional poster session to promote more interaction and discussion among conference participants. The intention is for conference participants to be able to mingle with a variety of poster presenters, tool demonstrators, practitioners of techniques and producers of artifacts, and interact with their work.


We invite submissions of high-quality extended abstracts for posters and demos. We particularly encourage submissions related to the conference topics: posters and demos that demonstrate how requirements engineering handles uncertainty. However, contributions related to all facets of requirements engineering are also welcome, from elicitation to validation, from formal to informal, and across people-centric, business-centric, and system-centric viewpoints.

At the conference, the work described in the extended abstract is presented as a poster or as a demo. Posters present late-breaking research or work in progress. We believe that a poster can help attract interest and give rapid overview of what your research is all about. Demos provide the opportunity to showcase any innovative tools or research prototypes. We seek demos that explicitly give the audience the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with these technologies or which demonstrate interactively how a requirements engineering tool can be applied (e.g., participants may try out the tools in an experiment-like and role-playing setting).

We recommend to augment the poster or demo with:
  • Live demos of proposed tools;
  • Video samples from industrial or educational application of requirements engineering techniques;
  • Examples of the use of rich media in requirements engineering, including requirements visualizations, multimedia requirements documents, scenarios, storyboards, and vision/concept materials.

Submission Process

Poster authors are invited to submit original extended abstracts describing work and results that have not been submitted for review or publication elsewhere. The extended abstract may include a small number of references, or even a figure or two. Extended abstracts for demos should describe tools, techniques, or methods for requirements engineering, including references, contributions, and how the work relates to other industrial or research efforts.

Extended abstracts for both posters and demos must be written in English, conform to the IEEE Conference Publishing Services formatting instructions, and must not exceed 2 pages. In addition, we strongly encourage posters and demos to be supplemented with short videos.

An attachment with a maximum of 5 additional pages must be included in the submission. The attachment must clearly state how the work described in the extended abstract is to be presented at the conference, emphasizing interaction potential and explaining how an engaging participant experience will be achieved. The attachment may contain images of screen shots and should include an email address and a URL leading to more information about the work, e.g., a preliminary version of the video for a poster or demo. An extended abstract and its attachment must be submitted as one file in pdf format via EasyChair.

Review Process

Posters and demos will be reviewed by the committee based on:
  • the quality, relevance, originality, significance, and soundness of the contribution presented in the extended abstract;
  • the visual and pedagogic quality of the poster or demo; and
  • potential for fostering interaction with the audience.

We consider that both deliverables (extended abstract and poster/demo) are important. The abstract is useful for people reading the proceedings. The poster or demo is essential to carry your point to the conference's participants (your primary target). Making a poster or giving a demo is a superb opportunity to develop the skills for an effective presentation.

Accepted Posters and Demos

Accepted posters and demos will be given space in an exhibit area as well as dedicated time slots in the main conference program. Authors will have designated hours during which they are expected to be at their assigned space to present their work. Printed posters must be brought on-site to the conference. Note that the maximum size of a poster is A0. Videos and demos including all required hardware and software must be brought on-site to the conference.

Each accepted poster and demo will be published in the RE'12 proceedings as a 2-page extended abstract. You will receive an IEEE author kit with instructions on how to submit the final camera-ready version of your extended abstract. At least one author must register for the conference. Failure to register to the conference and present the poster or demo at the conference will result in the removal of the extended abstract from the RE'12 proceedings; more specifically it will not appear in the IEEE or ACM Digital Libraries.

Additional material is required to advertise posters and demos both on the conference website and during the conference. Authors of accepted posters or demos are strongly encouraged to summarize their presented work on one slide or in a 30-second video clip aimed at piquing the interest of conference participants. In addition, authors of accepted demos are strongly encouraged to provide a longer video (up to 6 minutes) that can be viewed from the conference website by those unable to attend the demo. A URL leading to this additional material is to be sent by email to the Posters and Demo chairs at least two weeks before the conference.

There will be two best poster/demo awards. The winners will be announced during the conference and will receive a diploma and a prize.

Important Dates

(all at 23:59 Pago Pago, American Samoa time)

Posters and Demos Committee

  • Andreas Classen - Intec Software Engineering
  • Mehrdad Sabetzadeh - Simula LAB Norway
  • Nelly Bencomo - INRIA
  • Norbert Seyff - Universitat Zurich
  • Rachel Bellamy - IBM TJ Watson Research Center
  • Yonghee Shin - DePaul University

More Information

For more information, please contact the Posters and Demos Chairs.