IA 2018 workshop has been announced!

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Information assurance (IA) is primarily concerned with the protection of information systems and their content. IA consists of information security and strategic risk management. In addition to protecting information against malicious software and hackers, IA practitioners consider information security and software reliability issue, such as privacy, regulatory and standards compliance, auditing, software quality assurance, and disaster recovery. The costs entailed by software failures demonstrate that the systematic development of software of a certain quality is a major challenge. The IA Workshop collaborates and is co-located with QRS, giving researchers and practitioners in the field a platform to present their results and experience to a broader audience.

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

  • Information Security
  • System and Data Protection
  • Malicious Software Analysis
  • Privacy
  • Regulatory and Standards Compliance
  • Auditing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Reliability Issues
  • Techniques for Improving Software Quality


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 IA 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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers.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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Program Chair

Shih-Kun Huang National Chiao Tung University Taiwan

Program Committee (TBD)

Web Masters

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

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Workshop Venue

IA 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 Shih-Kun Huang at

Previous IA

  • IA 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • IA 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)
  • IA 2014 - San Francisco, California, USA (in conjunction with SERE 2014)
  • IA 2013 - Washington, D.C., USA (in conjunction with SERE 2013)
  • IA 2012 - Washington, D.C., USA (in conjunction with SERE 2012)

IA 2017 Program

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