Requirements Engineering Track (RET)

23rd Iberoamerican Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2020)

Curitiba, Brazil, May 4 - 8, 2020 


CIbSE is the leading research forum on Software Engineering (SE) in Ibero-America. The primary objective of this conference is to promote high-quality scientific research in Ibero-American countries and, thus, support the researchers in this community in publishing and discussing their work. Also, the conference fosters collaboration and cross-fertilization among academics, students, and practitioners from industry. 

CIbSE 2020 will be held in Curitiba, Brazil. The event will include a Software Engineering track (SET), a Requirements Engineering track (RET), an Experimental Software Engineering track (ESELAW), keynotes from influential researchers of the Software Engineering community, and social events. 

The conference will be held in conjunction with three satellite events: the Doctoral Symposium, the third edition of the Ibero-American School on Software Engineering (EIbAIS), and the Industry Talks. The Doctoral Symposium is organized to discuss work in progress of Ph.D. topics related to the general area of Software Engineering. The school will be led by renowned lecturers, offering an attractive program, combining lectures and tutorials based on the current trends in Software Engineering. The Industry Talks aims at approximating academic and practitioners from the local community to discuss state-of-the-practice Software Engineering topics.

We invite authors to submit high-quality research papers describing significant, original, and not previously published results in any of the following tracks and categories, in any of the official CIbSE languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  


- SET - Software Engineering Track  

- RET - Requirements Engineering Track 

- ESELAW - Experimental Software Engineering Track 


  1. Technical Papers (not exceeding 14 pages): Technical papers should describe innovative research in the topics of the main tracks. Papers in this submission category should describe a novel contribution to the topics and should carefully support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature. 

Evaluation criteria: Technical papers are evaluated by /originality, soundness, relevance, importance of contribution, strength of validation, quality of presentation, and appropriate comparison to related work. In case a submission builds upon the previous work of the author(s), the novelty of the new contribution must be described clearly concerning the previous work. Technical papers need to discuss openly how the results were validated. 

  1. Emerging Ideas Papers (not exceeding 8 pages): Emerging ideas papers describe new, non-conventional approaches that depart from standard practice, on the topics of the main tracks. They are intended to describe clear research ideas that are at an early stage of the investigation. 

Evaluation criteria: Emerging ideas papers will be assessed primarily on their level of originality and potential for impact on the field regarding promoting innovative thinking. Hence, inadequacies in the state-of-the-art and the pertinence, correctness, and impact of the idea must be described precisely. While the idea that is described does not need to be fully validated, a presentation of preliminary results that provide initial insights into the feasibility and the impact of the idea is expected. 


Abstract submission:November 19th, 2019 December 3rd, 2019

Paper submission (firm): December 10th, 2019

Notification to authors: February 17th, 2020  

Camera-Ready: March 3rd, 2020 


All papers must be submitted through EasyChair at, using PDF format only. Submissions must be formatted according to the LNCS style ( 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the camera-ready deadline. One registration corresponds to only one paper. Some author of each accepted paper must present it in person or the paper will be excluded from the proceedings made available online by Curran Associates (, and later indexed by Scopus. If an author has more than one accepted paper, it is possible to pay the 50% of the registration in the second and following co-authored papers. 


Any paper which is not in the scope of the conference, does not follow the formatting guidelines, or was submitted or published in any other forum (conference or journal) will be desk-rejected without review. All other submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. 

The organizers will publish all accepted papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed in Scopus and DBLP. 

The best paper of each track will receive an award certificate. Moreover, the three best papers of each track (SET, RET, and ESELAW) will be invited to submit an extended version in English to a special issue of the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD). 


We are partnering with the Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD) to incorporate Journal First papers into the CIbSE 2020 main track. Authors of journal-first papers accepted as Research Articles, Case Studies, or Review in JSERD are invited to present their research work at CIbSE. This offers an opportunity for authors to discuss their work with the community as well as enrich the technical program of CIbSE.

The following evaluation criteria will be used to select journal first papers to CIbSE 2020:

- The paper describes original results that are not extensions of previous conference papers.

- The paper was accepted for publication in the journal no earlier than January 1st, 2018.

- The selected papers will be presented in the technical program of the CIbSE main tracks. At least one author per selected journal first paper will need to register and attend the conference to present it.

Authors interested in presenting journal first papers at CIbSE 2020 should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "Journal First - CIbSE 2020" by February 1st, 2020. The following information must be provided: (i) paper title; (ii) list of authors; (iii) web link to the paper; and (iv) a short statement on how the work satisfies the criteria above. 


Requirements Engineering Track (RET) 


The goal of this track is to explore and discuss relevant advances and contributions to the Requirements Engineering field and its relation with different domains of applications, through integrated and robust solutions proposed by researchers and practitioners. This track was previously run as the Workshop on Requirements Engineering. 


- Aligning requirements to business goals and business processes 

- Non-functional requirements 

- Regulatory compliance 

- Requirements elicitation, analysis, and documentation 

- Requirements engineering and software architecture 

- Requirements engineering education and training. 

- Requirements engineering for product lines 

- Requirements engineering for specific software development paradigms, such as the agent-oriented, aspect-oriented, or service-oriented ones

- Requirements engineering for the new generation of software-intensive systems, such as  self-adaptive systems, autonomous systems, and cyber-physical systems 

- Requirements engineering for Web-based systems and mobile applications

- Requirements engineering in agile methodologies 

- Requirements engineering in the context of model-driven development

- Requirements management, traceability, prioritization, and negotiation 

- Requirements specification languages, methods, processes, and tools 

- Requirements validation and visualization 

- Social, cultural, and cognitive factors in requirements engineering 


Carla Silva (CIn-UFPE, Brazil)

Jose Luis de la Vara (University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain)



General Organization Committee 



Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)

Sheila Reinehr (PUCPR, Brazil)



Claudia Ayala (UPC, Spain)

Leonardo Murta (UFF, Brazil)



Ivan Machado (UFBA, Brazil)



Marcela Genero Bocco (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Tayana Uchôa Conte (UFAM, Brazil)



Luan Melo (PUCPR, Brazil)


Program Committee


Carlos Cares (CEISUFRO, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile)

Carme Quer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Catarina Gralha (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)

Clara Ayora (Tree Technology S.A., Spain)

Cristina Palomares (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Denis Silveira (Universidade Federal de Pernambunco, Brazil)

Enyo Gonçalves (Universidad Federal de Ceará, Brazil)

Eugenio Parra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Fernanda Alencar (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Giovanni Giachetti (Universidad Tecnológica de Chile INACAP, Chile)

Gladys Kaplan (Universidad Nacional de la Matanza, Argentina)

Gonzalo Génova (Knowledge Reuse Group, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

Graciela Hadad (Universidad Nacional del Oeste, Argentina)

Isabel Brito (Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal)

Jéssyka Vilela (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

João Araújo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Johnny Marques (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil)

Jorge Barreiros (ISEC / NOVA-LINCS, Portugal)

Juan Sanchez (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Judith Barrios (University of Los Andes, Venezuela)

Krzysztof Wnuk (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Leandro Antonelli (LIFIA, Facultad de Informática, UNLP, Argentina)

Lidia Lopez (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Luiz Galvão (Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil)

Luiz Marcio (York University, Canada)

Marcela Ridao (INTIA UNICEN, Argentina)

Marcia Lucena (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)

Maria Lencastre (Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Maria Pinto-Albuquerque (ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)

Mauricio Alferez (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Nathalie Aquino (Universidad Católica "Nuestra Señora de la Asunción", Paraguay)

Pedro Valderas (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Rafael Prikladnicki (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Raul Lapeña (Universidad San Jorge, Spain)

Renata Guizzardi (Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil)

Roberto Avila (Centro Universitário de Brasília, Brazil)

Sabrina Marczak (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Río Grande del Sur, Brazil)

Vera Werneck (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ-IME, Brazil)

Victoria Torres (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Wilkerson Andrade (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)