The discipline of software engineering was created to address poor quality of software. The human and social aspects are important issues in the process of software development. Therefore, studying human and social aspects in software engineering, as well as mining the social networks for developers, may help software engineers to improve the quality of software products.

The International Workshop on Human and Social Aspects of Software Quality (HASQ) aims to provide a forum to bring together researchers, practitioners and experts in both social networks and software engineering to present and discuss their relevant results or experience in either social networks for developers and software quality. And the special emphasis will be put on the intersection of two fields. The HASQ 2019 workshop will be co-located with QRS 2019.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Developer social networks
  • Software testing
  • Software analysis
  • Software quality assurance
  • Empirical study of human aspects in software quality
  • Empirical study of developer social networks in software quality
  • Tools

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2019 conference companion which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Papers presented at the conference will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to all of the A&I (abstracting and indexing) partners (such as the Ei Compendex).

Authors may also choose to publish their papers in an Ei-indexed journal–International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE;

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of HASQ 2019.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    May 20, 2019 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2019       Author notification
    June 10, 2019       Camera-ready dues
    July 22-26, 2019       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

  Click here to submit your papers to HASQ 2019

General Chair

Ziyuan Wang Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications China

Program Chairs

Lin Chen Nanjing University China
Xiaolin Ju Nantong University China

Program Committee (TBA)

Web Master

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

Please click here to log in your PC account for HASQ 2019.

Workshop Venue

HASQ 2019 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2019 at Sofia, Bulgaria. Please visit the QRS 19 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Ziyuan Wang at

Previous HASQ

  • HASQ 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • HASQ 2017 - Prgaue, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • HASQ 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • HSASQ 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)

HASQ 2019 Program

  Click here to download the conference program.