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SERE 2012 : The Sixth International Conference on Sofware Security and Reliability


When Jun 20, 2012 - Jun 22, 2012
Where Washington, D.C., USA
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2012
Notification Due Mar 10, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2012
Categories    security

Call For Papers

In 2006, the IEEE Reliability Society made a strategic decision to launch an annual conference focusing on security and reliability. This resulted in the establishment of an International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement (SSIRI). From this year onward, the conference has been renamed to International Conference on Software Security and Reliability (SERE), with SE representing SEcurity and RE for REliability, to make the focus of the conference more easily recognizable.

SERE 2012 is the sixth annual conference which brings together a wide range of researchers and practitioners to present their on-going ideas, experiences, and outcomes of most recent research, and to exchange their best-of-breed practices for developing reliable, secure, and trustworthy software in a more effective and efficient way. It not only allows the academic community to gain an increased awareness of the areas that are vital to the software industry, but also grants practitioners an opportunity to express their needs. The conference will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, less than one hour from Washington D.C.

- Security, Reliability, Availability, and Safety of Software Systems
- Fault Tolerance for Software Reliability Improvement
- Modeling, Prediction, Simulation, and Evaluation
- Validation, Verification, and Testing
- Metrics, Measurements, and Analysis
- Secure and Reliable Storage
- Software Penetration and Protection
- Software Vulnerabilities
- Malware Detection and Analysis
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Operating System Security and Reliability
- Mobile and Cloud Computing
- Theory and Practice
- Benchmark and Empirical Studies

- November 15, 2011: Workshop proposals due
- January 10, 2012: Regular papers due
- February 15, 2012: Fast Abstract Track due
- February 15, 2012: Student Doctoral Program due
- March 10, 2012: Author notification
- April 10, 2012: Camera-ready & author registration due

Submit original manuscripts (not published or considered elsewhere) with a maximum of ten pages (regular and workshop papers), six pages (Student Doctoral Program), and two pages (Fast Abstract Track). Each paper should include a title, and the name and affiliation of each author. Except for the Fast Abstract Track, each submission should also include a 150-word abstract and up to 6 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings. The first author of a Student Doctoral Program submission must be a student. At least one Best Paper Award will be presented. Detailed instructions for paper submission can be found at


Authors of selected best papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to a special section of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability.


For more detailed and updated information, please refer to, or contact Professor Shiuhpyng Shieh, Program Chair at, or Professor W. Eric Wong, co-Chair, Steering Committee at

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