Second International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Explainable Systems (RE4ES)

RE4ES is co-located with the 30th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2022) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (virtual event with a local hub)

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About RE4ES

Explainability has become a hot topic and communities from different areas of knowledge have been researching it actively. The primary purposes of this workshop are to advance RE for explainable systems, build a community, and foster interdisciplinary exchange. We believe that the methods and techniques of the RE community would add a lot of value to the explainability research and also ensure that we develop such techniques in parallel to the needs of other communities. This workshop should work as a starting point in exploring synergies between the RE community and other communities that are already actively researching explainability. To achieve that, our agenda will be based on a mix of paper presentations, keynotes, and interactive activities to stimulate lively discussions.

Registration Information

Please register for the workshop via the registration of the RE conference:


If you want to join the local hub (see below), please also fill out the following form:


Registration deadline (both): 10th July 2022
Please note that you have to register via both links if you want to join the local hub!

Advance RE4ES

We foresee explainability as one of the key quality attributes for future systems. This workshop shall foster research by offering a platform that attracts research on and increase the visibility of the topic. We hope to create momentum and provide opportunities to combine research and practice towards explainability.

Community Building

This workshop aims to establish and strengthen links in the community and foster communication between researchers working in the different fields that research on explainability. We can interactively compare the state of the art, understand research gaps, and inspire new work.


Interdisciplinary Exchange

We have a vision of bringing researchers from different disciplines together to learn from them and propose solutions that fit the reality of research and practice. We are convinced that with the help of other research disciplines we can make a major contribution towards explainable software and explainable systems.

Local Hub

While the main conference will be a virtual event, the workshop will take place as a hybrid event with a local hub in Oldenburg, Germany.

Oldenburg is a modern university city that is located in the northwest of Germany between the North Sea, Hamburg and the Dutch border.

Here are a few pictures that will give you an idea of Oldenburg’s charm. 

In spite of its modern orientation, Oldenburg is still very proud of its historical roots and buildings, delightful traditions and warm, friendly charm. You too will be enchanted by Oldenburg’s lively old city centre with its shopper-friendly pedestrian zone and historic architectural highlights reaching back over five centuries. Visit its renowned museums and theatres, high-profile festivals and popular markets from the market fair to the Christmas market. Not far from Oldenburg on the North Sea coast lies the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park – a real special feature! Day trips to the spa town of Dangast or to an East Frisian island are a good idea.

Featured Keynotes

Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns

(Saarland University)

Holger Hermanns will give some insights into the goals, methods and current research challenges of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 248 “Foundations of Perspicuous Software Systems”

Prof. Dr. Katharina Rohlfing

(Paderborn University)

Katharina Rohlfing will give some insights into the goals, methods and current research challenges of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318 “Constructing Explainability”

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