Call for Papers - Research

Research Paper Abstract Submission (optional): May 30th, 2014 CLOSED
Full Research Paper Submission: June 6th, 2014 CLOSED

Rebuttal period: July 28th-30th, 2014
Notification: August 6th, 2014
Camera Ready: August 27th, 2014 September 5th, 2014

Submission page: ISSRE2014 EasyChair

The 25th annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2014) is focused on innovative techniques and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. ISSRE also emphasizes industrial relevance, rigorous empirical studies and experience reports on existing software systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Reliability, availability, and safety of software systems
  • Verification and validation
  • Software quality
  • Software security
  • Fault tolerance, survivability, and resilience of software systems
  • Dependability, survivability, and resilience of software systems
  • Systems (hardware + software) reliability engineering
  • Services reliability engineering (cloud services, problem reporting services, etc.)
  • Metrics and measurements, estimation, prediction of quality/reliability
  • Supporting tools and automation
  • Industry best practices
  • Software at large scales and software on small devices

The main research track at ISSRE 2014 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers in three categories: (1) full research (regular) papers, (2) practical experience reports, and (3) wild and provocative ideas (WAPI) papers (which is a new category introduced this year).

This year we are soliciting papers in a new track called “Wild and Provocative Ideas” (WAPI). These are short papers and the accepted papers will get 15 minute presentation + 15 minutes Q&A slots. The aim of these papers is to promote revolutionary and way-out ideas that do not fit the conventional mold, that inspire discussion among conference attendees, and that get people thinking of open research challenges. Research that incrementally improves on prior work is not suited for this category. Unlike an ISSRE research manuscript that explores a specific technology problem and proposes a complete solution to it, with extensive experimental results, a WAPI paper will present less developed but highly innovative ideas related to areas relevant to ISSRE.

Authors will have a chance to rebut the reviews within 800 words over the period July 28-30.

There will be a best paper award given to a paper in this main research track.


Manuscript page lengths (All in double column, IEEE conference style format):

  1. Research papers: 10 pages + 2 pages for references
  2. Experience reports: 10 pages + 2 pages for references (the 10 page limit should allow for material such as detailed description of testbed, datasets, specification documents, etc. in the submission)
  3. WAPI papers: 3 pages + 2 pages for references