HASQ 2018 workshop has been announced!

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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 2017 workshop will be co-located with QRS 2017.

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


At least one author of each accepted paper (including panelists’ position statements) must register with the full fee and present at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the QRS 2017 Supplemental Proceedings. Papers will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore database and indexed by all the abstracting and indexing partners (such as the EI Compendex).

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 2017.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2017 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2017       Author notification
    June 5, 2017       Camera-ready dues
    July 25-29, 2017       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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers.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.

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General Chair

Ziyuan Wang Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications China

Program Chairs

Jifeng Xuan Wuhan University China
Xiaolin Ju Nantong University China

Program Committee (TBD)

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

HASQ 2017 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2017 at Prague, Czech Republic. Please visit the QRS 17 website for further information.

General Inquiries

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

Previous HASQ

  • HASQ 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • HSASQ 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)

HASQ 2017 Program

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