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ISSRE 2020 : The 31st International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering


Conference Series : International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering
When Oct 12, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020
Where Coimbra, Portugal
Abstract Registration Due May 18, 2020
Submission Deadline May 25, 2020
Notification Due Jul 30, 2020
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2020
Categories    reliability   software engineering   security   safety

Call For Papers

Call for Papers - Research - ISSRE 2020


===== The 31st International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2020) =====

====== October Oct 12-15, 2020 - - - - - Coimbra, Portugal - - - - - ======


Submissions via HotCRP available at: (double-blind)
For further information on the call for submissions, please visit:

The International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) is focused on innovative techniques
and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. The
31st edition of ISSRE will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, and will continue to emphasize scientific methods,
industrial relevance, rigorous empirical validation and shared value of practical tools and experiences as paper
selection criteria.

The research track at ISSRE 2020 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers in three categories: (1) full
research regular (REG) papers, (2) practical experience reports (PER), and (3) tools and artifact (TAR) papers.
Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category. ISSRE looks for original research exploring new
scientific ideas, contributing new evidence to established research directions, or reflecting on practical experience.

REG papers should describe a novel contribution to reliability of software systems. Extensions of reliability
research into adaptive AI systems, blockchains and large sensor infrastructures are particularly welcome.
Regardless of the domain, novelty should be argued via concrete evidence and appropriate positioning within the
state of the art. REG papers are also expected to clearly explain validation process and its limitations.

PER are expected to provide an in-depth exposition of practical experiences and empirical studies collected
through the application of known research tools and methods related to ISSRE topics. PER need to identify and
discuss relevant lessons learned. The goal of PER is to offer evidence of reduced risk for future tech transition of
the same or similar technology. ISSRE strongly encourages PERs that combine the efforts of researchers and
industry practitioners. Note that negative results are specifically encouraged, for example, discussing where or
why current research cannot be applied in an industrially relevant context.

TAR papers should describe a new tool or artifact. Tool-focused TAR papers must present either a new tool, a
new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. Tool-focused TAR papers should include a
description of: 1) the theoretical foundations, 2) the design and implementation concerns, such as software
architecture and core data structures, 3) experience with realistic case studies and observed advantages over
similar tools. Making the tool publicly available is strongly encouraged to allow continued evaluation process.
Artifact-focused TAR papers should cover 1) a working copy of a software and 2) experimental data sets.


== Paper Categories ==

Submissions can be made in one of the following categories
(authors must indicate the category as part of the paper’s title, for review only).

* REG papers: 10 pages + 2 pages (for references alone).
* PER papers: 10 pages + 2 pages (for references alone).
* TAR papers: 6 - 10 pages (with references).

Papers that exceed the number of pages for that submission category will be rejected without review.


== Topics of Interest ==

Topics of interest include development, analysis methods and models throughout the software development lifecycle, and are not limited to:

* Primary dependability attributes (i.e., security, safety, maintainability) impacting software reliability
* Secondary dependability attributes (i.e., survivability, resilience, robustness) impacting software reliability
* Reliability threats, i.e. faults (defects, bugs, etc.), errors, failures
* Reliability means (fault prevention, fault removal, fault tolerance, fault forecasting)
* Metrics, measurements and threat estimation for reliability prediction and the interplay with safety/security
* Reliability of software services
* Reliability of open source software
* Reliability of Software as a Service (SaaS)
* Reliability of software dealing with Big Data
* Reliability of model-based and auto-generated software
* Reliability of software in artificial intelligence based software systems
* Reliability of software within specific types of systems (e.g., autonomous, adaptive, green and sustainable, mobile systems)
* Reliability of software within specific technological spaces (e.g., Internet of Things, Cloud, Semantic Web/Web 3.0, Virtualization, Blockchain)
* Normative/regulatory/ethical spaces pertaining to software reliability
* Societal aspects of software reliability


== Important dates: ==

* Abstract submission deadline: May 18th
* Papers submission deadline: May 25th
* Author rebuttal period: July 20th-22nd
* Notification to authors: July 30th
* Camera ready papers: August 20th
* Conference: October 12th-15th

# Paper submission:

* ISSRE follows a double-blind procedure.
* Submissions via HotCRP available at:


# Program Committee Co-Chairs:

* Nuno Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Zheng Zheng, Beihang University, Beijing, China

# Program Board:

* Bojan Cukic, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US
* Domenico Cotroneo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
* Elena Troubitsyna, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Eliane Martins, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
* Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, US
* Henrique Madeira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Karama Kanoun, LAAS-CNRS, France
* Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
* Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, West Virginia University, US
* Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Michael Lyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
* Michel Cukier, University of Maryland - College Park, US
* Peter Popov, City, University of London, UK
* Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, US
* Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
* Veena Mendiratta, Nokia Bell Labs (USA), US
* Yashwant K. Malaiya, Colorado State University, US
* Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

# Program Committee:

* Aleksandar Milenkoski, ERNW Enno Rey Netzwerke GmbH, Germany
* Alex Gyori, Facebook, US
* Allen Nikora, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US
* Amel Mammar, IPP / Institut Telecom SudParis, France
* André van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
* Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Florence, Italy
* Artur Andrzejak, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany
* Baldoino Fonseca, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
* Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden
* Brahim Hamid, IRIT- University of Toulouse, France
* Brendan Murphy, Microsoft, UK
* Damiano Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Dongdong Zhao, Wuhan University of Technology, China
* Dongseong Kim, University of Queensland, Australia
* Enrico Vicario, University of Florence, Italy
* Fabrizio Pastore, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Fumio Machida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
* Ganesh Pai, KBR / NASA Ames Research Center, US
* Gilles Tredan, LAAS-CNRS, France
* Giovanni Denaro, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
* Guanping Xiao, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
* Helene Waeselynck, LAAS-CNRS, France
* Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan
* Huaming Wu, Tianjin University, China
* Ilir Gashi, City University of London, UK
* Itai Segall, Nokia Bell Labs, Israel
* Javier Alonso, Amazon, US
* Jin Liu, Wuhan University, China
* José Pereira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
* Jun Yan, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science, China
* Jurriaan Hage, Utrecht University, Netherlands
* Justin Cappos, New York University, US
* Katja Kevic, Microsoft, UK
* Kenji Kono, Keio University, Japan
* Keun Soo Yim, Google, US
* Leonardo Montecchi, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
* Lingming Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, US
* Long Wang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, US
* Manoj Nambiar, TCS Innovation Labs, India
* Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
* Martin Monperrus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
* Mauricio Aniche, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
* Minyan Lu, Beihang University, China
* Mohamed Kaaniche, LAAS-CNRS, France
* Mohammad Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada
* Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Nuno Silva, Critical Software S.A., Portugal
* Patrizio Pelliccione, Univ. of L’Aquila and Chalmers | Univ. of Gothenburg, Sweden
* Pete Rotella, Cisco, US
* Pierre Sens, University of Sorbonne, France
* Prasanth Anbalagan, Red Hat, US
* Purnendu Sinha, Tata Group Technology and Innovation Office, India
* Qiushi Wang, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Singapore
* Rahul Gopinath, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany
* Roberto Natella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
* Roberto Pietrantuono, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
* Rui Abreu, INESC-ID & IST, U.Lisbon, Portugal
* Sagar Sen, Simula Research Labs, Norway
* Sarfraz Khurshid, University of Texas at Austin, US
* Shanqing Guo, Shandong University, China
* Shaoying Liu, Hosei University, Japan
* Shenglin Zhang, Nankai University, China
* Stefan Winter, TU Darmstadt, Germany
* Sunita Chulani, Cisco, US
* Ting Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
* Weiqiang Kong, Dalian University of Technology, China
* Xin Xia, Monash University, Australia
* Yulei Sui, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada
* Zhenyu Chen, Nanjing University, China
* Zhiming Liu, Southwest University of China, China


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