BACKGROUND    

Software is playing an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, software systems often fail to deliver as promised. It is widely known that unresolved errors remain in many software systems that we are using every day.

QSIC 2007, to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, will provide a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners working towards improving the quality of software to present new results and exchange ideas in this challenging area. It will adhere to the style of previous QSIC conferences and will include co-located workshops. IEEE Computer Society Press will publish the conference proceedings consisting of carefully reviewed manuscripts accepted by the program committee. Authors of selected papers may be invited to submit an extended version of their articles to a special journal issue.

QSIC originated as the Asia-Pacific Conference on Quality Software (APAQS) and has evolved into an international conference since 2003. The six preceding conferences were held in Hong Kong (2000 and 2001), Dallas, USA (2003), Braunschweig, Germany (2004), Melbourne, Australia (2005), and Beijing, China (2006). They received overwhelming response from academia and industry. The top few amongst the accepted manuscripts were published for archival purposes in post-conference special issues of recognized international journals. More historical information regarding QSIC can be found here.


CALL FOR PAPERS     

QSIC 2007 solicits research papers, experience reports, and workshop papers on various aspects of quality software. See the topics of interests, paper submission guidelines, and workshops. Submissions must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. Each submission will be fully reviewed by independent reviewers and will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.


TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:


Bullet    Software testing: automation, conformance, strategies, tools, standards, economics, performance and robustness, processes and standards

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Software quality: management and assurance, measurement and benchmarking, review, inspection and walkthrough, reliability, safety and security

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Methods and tools: design tools, testing tools, information systems engineering, quality tools

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Evaluation of software products and components: static and dynamic analysis, validation and verification

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Information and knowledge management: economics of software quality, knowledge engineering

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Formal methods: program analysis, model checking, model construction, formal process models

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Component software and reuse: requirements engineering, software architecture, middleware and application servers, reflective systems

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Emerging technology: pervasive computing, service oriented computing, grid software, intelligent systems

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Applications: component-based systems, digital libraries, distributed systems, e-commerce, embedded systems, enterprise applications, information systems, multimedia, Web-based systems, safety critical systems

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


Bullet    Language: English

Bullet    Paper Length: long paper (maximum 10 pages) or short paper (maximum 6 pages)

Bullet    Font: no smaller than 10 pt

Bullet    Spacing: single line

Bullet    Format: pdf or postscript

Bullet    Submission: via paper submission page (closed)

Bullet    Contact Author: indicating the contact author if different from the first author

Bullet    The first page should include

     
  • Type of submission: research paper or experience report
  • Title of the paper
  • Abstract: maximum 150 words
  • Keywords: 3 to 6
  • Relevant Topics: maximum 3
  • Author Information: affiliation, post and email addresses, phone and fax numbers

WORKSHOPS


Bullet    First International Workshop on Software Test Evaluation



IMPORTANT DATES


April 7, 2007 Deadline for workshop proposals

April 15, 2007 Notification of workshop proposals

June 4, 2007 Extended deadline for submission of papers
  July 5, 2007 Deadline for submission of reviews
  August 1, 2007 Notification to authors
  August 15, 2007 Deadline for camera-ready versions
  October 11-12, 2007 QSIC 2007 conference



CONFERENCE VENUE AND HOTEL RESERVATION

QSIC 2007 will be held at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center in Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible by sending your request to rooms@pdx.edu or calling toll free at 1-866-845-4647.

Please reference the "friends and family" rate when you make your reservation to reduce the room rate from $119 to $89 a night, depending on the availability.


GENERAL CHAIR

  C.V. Ramamoorthy University of California at Berkeley, USA


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

  Aditya Mathur Purdue University, USA
  W. Eric Wong University of Texas at Dallas, USA


STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair
  T.H. Tse The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
   
Members
  T.Y. Chen Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  Hans-Dieter Ehrich Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
  Huimin Lin Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Peter C. Poole University of Melbourne, Australia
  C.V. Ramamoorthy University of California at Berkeley, USA
  Stephen S. Yau Arizona State University, USA


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Click here for the complete list of program committee members.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
  Warren Harrison Portland State University
  Kal Toth Portland State University
 

ENQUIRIES

Please direct all enquiries to QSIC2007@gmail.com