RISE 2022

9-12 January 2022

Villebrumier near Toulouse France

Second international workshop on Requirements In Software Engineering

Important note

We realized that Villebrumier workshops really only make sense if they are onsite – the participant interaction experience is a key part. This scheme does not prevent remote participation for a few attendees, but the core event should not take place virtually.

Keynote speaker

Michael Jackson

We are happy to announce that Michael Jackson, one of the pioneers of programming methodology and requirements engineering, has accepted our invitation to give the keynote of RISE 2021.

The workshop is by invitation only

If you wish to be considered for invitation please write to the organizers.

About the workshop

The crucial role of good requirements in the success of software projects of any kind and any development model (traditional, agile or other) no longer leaves any doubt. Yet the requirements process of many practical projects leads to flawed requirements and hampers the project’s timeliness and the quality of its results. The RISE workshop brings together practitioners and academics interested in improving the state of practical requirements. It particularly focuses on the relationship of software requirements with the rest of the software process and with other software artifacts (design, code, tests, plans, documentation). A particular point of emphasis is traceability: how to avoid divergence between the requirements and those other artifacts, by ensuring that every requirement can be traced down to the software as actually implemented, and every element of the software can be traced up to a requirement.

The format of Villebrumier LASER workshops is informal and interactive, encouraging exchanges in a friendly atmosphere conducive to innovative thinking. While they start from presentations (and participants are invited to submit position papers to prepare for these presentations), they are not conferences in the traditional form, and reserve a large place to panels and other opportunities, formal and informal, for discussion.

As part of an ongoing agreement with Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, proceedings will be published in LNCS after the conference and a review process.

Participation and submissions

LASER Villebrumier workshops are by invitation only. If you wish to be considered for an invitation please write to the organizers.

Participants are encouraged to submit a position paper, which can be either a first version of the full paper intended for the post-workshop proceedings (see “about the post-workshop proceedings” below) or a short (typicall 2-page) abstract. Please observe the LNCS guidelines as described below.

Program and Organization Chairs

  • Jean-Michel Bruel, IRIT (Univ. of Toulouse)
  • Sophie Ebersold, IRIT (Univ. of Toulouse)
  • Bertrand Meyer (Schaffhausen Institute of Technology and Innopolis University)
  • Alexandr Naumchev (Innopolis University)

Important dates (workshop and proceedings)


  • 15 October: deadline for paper submissions
  • 15 November: notification of acceptance
  • 20 December: deadline for registration and position papers
  • 9 January (Sunday evening): arrival date
  • 10 January (full day), 11 January (full day), 12 January (morning and lunch): workshop
  • 15 April: deadline for full papers for post-conference proceedings (max 15 pages), LNCS format.
  • 15 May: notification.
  • 15 July: camera-ready.
  • 15 October: LNCS volume published.

About the post-workshop proceedings

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.


To submit a contribution, use the EasyChair submission page.

Topics (partial)

  • The place of requirements in the software process.
  • Requirements in traditional and agile approaches.
  • Defining and ensuring traceability of requirements.
  • Tools supporting traceability.
  • Form of requirements: requirements documents, requirements databases; requirements management.
  • Relationship of requirements to other software artifacts.
  • Components of requirements.
  • Requirements methodology.
  • Special requirements issues and techniques for cyber-physical systems.


The workshop will be held in Villebrumier near Toulouse in Southwest France, a conference center devoted to meetings on new technologies. Villebrumier is easily reachable from Toulouse International Airport (40 km) or Montauban train station (15 km, 4 hours from Paris via high-speed trains). Participants will be hosted (single or double room) on site or in a nearby hotel.

The program will include social events and an excursion, giving the participants the opportunity to discover a beautiful region — including, just across the Tarn river from Villebrumier, one of the oldest wine-growing areas of Europe: Fronton, with its unique Négrette grapes.

To ensure the quality of interactions, the number of participants on-site is limited to 20, on a first-applied, first-registered basis.


The participants will be hosted at Villebrumier. As there are a limited number of rooms, single and double rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We offer one convenient package including accommodation and meals. 

EUR 590 to 620Early bird fee: 590 EUR (up to two weeks before)
Late registration: 620 EUR (starting from 2 weeks before)
Single or double room for 3 nights (Sunday to Tuesday), 3 breakfasts, 5 breaks, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
EUR 920 to 980Special price for both RISE and FISEE
Early bird fee: 920 EUR (up to two weeks before)
Late registration: 980 EUR (starting from 2 weeks before)
Single or double room for 6 nights (Sunday to Saturday), 6 breakfasts, 10 breaks, 5 lunches, 6 dinners and a light lunch on Saturday before departure

Transportation from Toulouse airport will be provided at a cost of EUR 20 in cash. Pick up will be on 9 January 2022 at 6:30 PM. Transportation back to Toulouse airport will be provided at a cost of EUR 20 in cash. The shuttle will leave from Villebrumier on 9 January at 2 PM and on 12 January at 2 PM.

Transportation from Montauban train station will be provided at a cost of EUR 10 in cash. Pick up will be on 9 January 2022 at 7:00 PM. Transportation back to Montauban train station will be provided at a cost of EUR 10 in cash. The shuttle will leave from VilleBrumier on 9 December 2021 at 2 PM and on 12 January at 2 PM.

Registration link will appear soon.