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

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2018 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 IA 2018.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    May 8, 2018 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 15, 2018       Author notification
    June 1, 2018       Camera-ready dues
    July 16-20, 2018       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Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers.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 IA 2018

Program Chair

Shih-Kun Huang National Chiao Tung University Taiwan

Program Committee (TBA)

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

IA 2018 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2018 at Lisbon, Portugal. Please visit the QRS 18 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Shih-Kun Huang at

Previous IA

  • IA 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • 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 2018 Program

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