REConf 2020 to be postponed 1 year due to the spread of coronavirus
The extensive spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - the WHO has now classified the COVID-19 epidemic as a pandemic - has also forced us to take drastic action:
Because of recommendations and instructions from various health authorities, the Robert Koch Institute, Federal Ministry of the Interior and Federal Ministry of Health, and the fact that we can no longer guarantee the health of conference delegates, we feel forced to postpone the REConf due to be held from 23.3 - 27.3.2020 until a later date – namely 15-19 March 2021.
We are both sorry and sad about this.
Because a lot of hard work, time and energy has already been invested by our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, helpers, stand builders and many more of those involved in organising REConf, we have decided to postpone REConf (rather than cancel it).
This postponement has the advantage that all (or at least most) of the ideas and efforts already made will come to fruition at a later date. The "RE – A Question of Culture" theme will be retained. Particularly at this time, we wish to keep this important topic alive and would be delighted to talk about it with you next year. We encourage all planned speakers, workshop facilitators, sponsors and exhibitors to present their contributions to the RE community at this later date.
This means that we will not be making a new call for papers, but will retain the programme as it is (probably with some necessary changes).
And why are we postponing REConf for a whole year? In the autumn, the conference calendar is full enough as it is and, at the moment, no one can say whether the conroavirus situation will permit an autumn conference. We have therefore come to the decision to postpone REConf 2020 "RE – A Question of Culture" for a whole year. The new dates are 15-19 March 2021 at the H4 Hotel in Munich.
We will be pleased to answer any questions that you might have: email@example.com .
Thank you for your understanding and with kind regards,
Your REConf Team
Requirements Engineering (RE) is a way to understand wishes and expectations. Through RE we speak the same language and have a common means of expression. As a result we understand each other, irrespective of whether we're a customer, manufacturer or supplier.
The most important thing is that we talk to one another. Tools, rules, contracts, established practices, methods, frameworks and principles can support us in this. But, ultimately, our values and mindsets play a key role. Values and mindsets on the other hand have been shaped by our culture.
Can we specify culture? What actually is culture? What constitutes culture? Which definitions and frameworks help to make the issue of 'culture' and specifically 'corporate culture' tangible? And in what way can it influence RE? How can culture be analysed?
In-depth half-day workshops on a range of requirements engineering topics and the agile environment will take place in the morning and afternoon of Monday, 23 March 2020, prior to the two REConf® conference days.
On Thursday and Friday, 26/27 March 2020 you have the opportunity to participate in one of the 2 two-day special workshops (incl. certification code).
REConf® is supported by partners and a whole series of sponsors and exhibitors. We thank you very much for your support.
Are you also active in the area of requirements engineering or agile development? Would you like your company to become a REConf® partner? We look forward to hearing from you!
An outstanding programme committee has been formed for REConf® 2020. Great importance has been put on choosing only end users for this committee. Furthermore, to ensure that the REConf® 2020 agenda is well-balanced, care was taken to include companies using different requirements management tools, and processes from both traditional and agile development environments. The following people are members of the programme committee:
REConf® was initiated by the HOOD Group in 2002 and, since then, has taken place regularly in the Munich area. The venue for REConf 2020 is the same as last year - the H4 Hotel near Munich's Trade Fair Ground ('Neue Messe München).
Further information about the hotel venue, overnight accommodation, contact addresses and the HOOD Group, as event organiser, can be found here.