ISSRE focuses on the theory and practice of Software Reliability Engineering. The conference scope includes techniques and practices to (1) verify and validate software, (2) estimate and predict its dependability, and (3) make it more tolerant/robust to faults. Over the years, the conference has grown steadily, attracting about 200 participants on a regular basis. The conference is big enough to represent major topics in software reliability engineering, but small enough to provide an in-depth representation of theory or practice in these areas. Industry participation has also increased over time, leading to a healthy mixture of theory and practice. 
The major theme for the 16th conference will be 

Developing High Reliability for Ubiquitous Mobile Applications

ISSRE 2005 will focus on tools, strategies, theory, and experience reports that can contribute to high reliability in ubiquitous mobile applications such as model-based verification and validation of distributed mobile applications and platforms, and estimation and prediction of end-to-end dependability.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following :
  • Software reliability models
  • Practice of reliability modeling
  • Software architecture reliability  
  • Software safety analysis
  • Formal reliability assurance methods
  • Model-based verification and validation
  • Software testing and verification
  • Software test effectiveness
  • Empirical reliability studies
  • Reliability measurement
  • Tools and automation
  • Fault-tolerant and robust software
  • Security testing
  • Quantitative characterization of security
  • Software certification
  • Internet reliability engineering
  • End-to-end dependability
  • Dependable web services
  • Quality of network service
  • Dependability and performance of mobile applications
  • Dependability of electronic commerce applications
  • Dependability and QoS of distributed applications
  • Dependability of adaptive and autonomous systems
  • Dependability of benchmarking
  • Distributed test environments for mobile applications
  • Operational profiles of mobile user populations
  • Integration of RF propagation models with end-to-end reliability models
  • Automatic and in-situ RF survey and monitoring
  • Collection and interpretation of end-to-end quality of service metrics
  • Reliability modeling and testing of
    • handset power management and provisioning
    • mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)
    • high-latency (satellite) channels with mobile ground stations
    • bandwidth-intensive (e.g., video) mobile applications
    • mobile PAN, LAN, MAN, or WAN over WiFi, WiMax, GSM, or CDMA
    • integrated WiFi, WiMax, GSM, CDMA, VOIP
    • multi-stack (e.g. WiFi and GSM) failure modes

    Regular Papers and Experience Reports

    May 9, 2005 Extended Submission due
    August 1, 2005 Acceptance notification for regular papers and experience reports
    September 1, 2005 Camera ready copy of accepted regular papers and experience reports due

    Panel Proposals

    July 1, 2005 Submission due
    August 1, 2005 Acceptance notification for panel proposals
    September 1, 2005 Camera ready copy of panel position papers due

    Tutorial Proposals

    July 1, 2005  Submission due
    August 1, 2005     Acceptance notification for tutorial proposals

    Industry Practice Presentations

    August 1, 2005 Submission due
    September 1, 2005       Acceptance notification for industry practice presentations
    October 1, 2005 Camera ready copy of presentation viewgraphs due

    Student Papers and Fast Abstracts

    August 1, 2005 Submission due
    September 1, 2005 Acceptance notification for student papers and fast abstracts
    October 1, 2005 Camera ready copy of student papers and fast abstracts due


Regular Papers and Experience Reports

Submit original manuscripts(not published or submitted elsewhere) of at most  twenty single-column one-and-half spaced pages. If  the two-column camera-ready format is used, it should not exceed ten camera-ready pages. Papers should be written in English and should include the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords.  The authors of a number of selected papers of special merit will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible publication in a special journal issue.

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Panel Proposals

We invite panel proposals on topics relevant to the conference. The proposal should contain:
  • Name and contact information of the panel organizer
  • Title of the panel and an explanation of the relevant area
  • Names of participants (with one moderator) and their qualifications
  • Five key questions that will be addressed by the panel

The proposal will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Selected panels will have 90 minutes at the conference. Each panelist needs to submit a one-page position paper in PDF format for the conference proceedings.

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Tutorial Proposals

We invite tutorial proposals on topics of current interest that will draw a significant number of attendees. The proposal should include:

  • Title
  • Goals
  • Name of speaker(s)
  • Length of tutorial (half day / full day)
  • Bio data of speaker(s) including contact information
  • Prior history at ISSRE (if applicable)
  • A short position paper or a list of "burning issues"
  • Outline of tutorial contents
  • Representative slides
  • Activities to be carried out in the tutorial

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Industry Practice Presentations

We invite industry practice presentations on topics relevant to the conference.  The submission should be a one-page abstract including

  • a problem definition and its importance
  • any potential solutions tried to address the problem
  • analysis of the results of applying the solution to the problem
Accepted presentations will be included in the supplemental conference proceedings. The authors also need to give a presentation at the conference. Further details will be provided along with the acceptance notice.

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Student Papers

Student papers can be on any topic of interest to ISSRE. They should be written in English and should not exceed four single-column one-and-half spaced pages. If the two-column camera-ready format is used, it should not exceed two camera-ready pages. Submissions must be unpublished and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere (including regular papers submitted to ISSRE 2005). The student must be the first author of the paper.
Student papers will be reviewed and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the technical content of the conference
  • Originality
  • Technical soundness

Accepted student papers will be included in the supplemental conference proceedings. Further details will be provided along with the acceptance notice.
A limited number of travel awards are available to assist students attending the conference.

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Fast Abstracts
A Fast Abstract is a lightly reviewed, two-page technical article that requires a short talk at the conference. The goal is to promote current work, research, practices, opinions, experiences, and issues. This is an early communication of technical work and does not always require completed results like that of a journal publication. Accepted contributions will be included in the supplemental conference proceedings. The history and the genesis of Fast Abstracts and past archives can be found at http://www.chillarege.com/fastabstracts. For topics of interest please refer to the Call For Contributions section.

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General Chairs
Robert V. Binder, mVerify Corporation, USA

Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, University of Illinois, USA
Email: tsai@cs.uic.edu

Program Chairs
W. Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA 
Mark E. Segal, Telcordia Technologies, USA

Fast Abstract Chairs
Amit Paradkar, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, USA

Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA

Student Papers Chairs
Jeff Lei, University of Texas at Arlington, USA 
E-mail: ylei@cse.uta.edu

Joseph Morgan, Depaul University
Email: jmorgan1@condor.depaul.edu

Finance Chair
Veena Mendiratta, Lucent Technologies
Email: veena@lucent.com

Industry Practice Chair
Steve Kan, IBM
Email: skan@us.ibm.com

Publicity Chair
Laurie Williams
Email: williams@csc.ncsu.edu

European Liaison
Karama Kanoun, LAAS-CNRS, France
Email: Karama.Kanoun@laas.fr

South America Liaison
Jose C. Maldonado, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
Email: jcmaldon@icmc.usp.br

 Asia-Pacific Liaison
William Chu, TungHai University, Taiwan
Email:  chu@csie.thu.edu.tw

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