Keynote & Invited Speakers

The Sound of Data: Make Software Great Again!
   Dr. Thomas Zimmermann
   Senior Researcher, Research in Software Engineering (RiSE)
   Microsoft Research, USA
   (Monday, August 1, 2016)  [more...]

Foundations of the Internet of Things
   Dr. Jeffrey Voas
   Computer Scientist
   National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
   (Monday, August 1, 2016)  [more...]

Automated Software Transplantation
   Professor Mark Harman
   Director, CREST Center
   Head, Software Systems Engineering Group
   University College London, UK
   (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)  [more...]

(Title TBA)
   Professor Gerti Kappel
   Head, Business Informatics Group
   Vienna University of Technology, Austria
   (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)  [more...]

New Threat Models for Cryptography
   Professor Bart Preneel
   Head, COSIC Research Group
   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
   (Wednesday, August 3, 2016)  [more...]

Even the Very Wise Cannot See All Ends: Many Facets
   of the Test Oracle Problem

   Professor T.H. Tse
   The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
   (Wednesday, August 3, 2016)  [more...]



In 2015, the SERE conference (IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Reliability) and the QSIC conference (IEEE International Conference on Quality Software) were combined into a single conference, QRS, with Q representing Quality, R for Reliability, and S for Security, sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. This conference provides engineers and scientists from both industry and academia a platform to present their ongoing work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for the development of reliable, secure, and trustworthy systems. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the academic community to become more aware of subject areas critical to the software industry as practitioners bring their needs to the table. The 2016 QRS conference will be held from August 1st to 3rd in Vienna, Austria.


Topic of Interest


  Reliability, Security, Availability, and Safety of Software Systems
  Software Testing, Verification and Validation
  Program Debugging and Comprehension
  Information and Software Assurance
  Fault Tolerance for Software Reliability Improvement
  Modeling, Prediction, Simulation, and Evaluation
  Metrics, Measurements, and Analysis
  Secure and Reliable Storage
  Software Penetration and Protection
  Software Vulnerabilities
  Formal Methods
  Malware Detection and Analysis
  Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  Operating System Security and Reliability
  Mobile and Smartphone Applications
  Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  Information and Knowledge Management
  Benchmark, tools, and Empirical Studies