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  • QSIC 2014 is soliciting Workshop proposals. Contact Professor T. H. Tse (Steering Committee Chair), Professor Eric Wong (General Chair), or Professor Bruce McMillin (Program Chair) for more details.





QSIC is an innovative forum gathering together researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in improving software quality. The latest innovations, tools, and techniques in this challenging area will be presented, discussed, and refined.


Quality assurance is a critical component at every stage in the development of a software system, affecting requirements elicitation, architecture and design, and implementation. The quality of the artifacts generated in these stages will significantly influence the rest of the system. Once again, QSIC 2014 will maintain a theme focused on the Engineering of Quality Systems, consisting of three major research domains: the quality assurance of artifacts generated during software development, such as program code and design documents; the definition and exploration of quality relationships among different software development phases, such as the impact that the quality of requirements might have on the quality of the derived software architecture; and finally the investigation of how codification and communication of knowledge affects software quality.


Previous conferences were held over four continents, in Hong Kong; Dallas, USA; Braunschweig, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; Beijing, China; Portland, USA; Oxford, UK; and Jeju, Korea. Since 2009, the IEEE Reliability Society has been one of the sponsors of the conference.





QSIC 2014 will be held on October 2–3 in Dallas, USA.


QSIC 2014 will include the main conference and co-located workshops. The Conference Publishing Services of IEEE Computer Society will publish the conference proceedings consisting of carefully reviewed manuscripts accepted by the program committee.


The QSIC series of conference had received overwhelming and very positive response from academia and industry. For every year, the top few articles among the accepted articles were also published, in their extended form, in a special issue of an international, respectful and SCI-indexed archival journal.


Please click here for a printable copy of call-for-papers





At least one author of each accepted paper must register with the full fee and present at the conference in order to be included in the conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. Papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL. Content will also be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. Indexing services are independent organizations, and we cannot guarantee that any particular abstract or index entry will be included in Ei Compendex or any other indexing service.





Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their articles to a special issue of an international, respected, and SCI-indexed archival journal.





Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Software testing: automation, conformance, strategies, tools, standards, economics, performance and robustness, processes and standards
  • Software quality: management and assurance, measurement and benchmarking, review, inspection and walkthrough, reliability, safety and security
  • Methods and tools: design tools, testing tools, information systems engineering, quality tools
  • Evaluation of software products and components: static and dynamic analysis, validation and verification
  • Information and knowledge management: economics of software quality, knowledge engineering
  • Formal methods: program analysis, model checking, model construction, formal process models
  • Component software and reuse: requirements engineering, software architecture, middleware and application servers, reflective systems
  • Emerging technology: pervasive computing, service-oriented computing, cloud computing, intelligent systems
  • Applications: component-based systems, digital libraries, distributed systems, e-commerce, embedded systems, enterprise applications, information systems, multimedia, Web-based systems, safety critical systems





Submit original papers (not published or submitted elsewhere) including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the IEEE conference proceedings format.


  • Language:


  • Maximum Paper Length:

10 pages for regular papers and 6 pages for short papers

  • Paper Format:

US letter size

  • File Format:


  • Submission:

Via paper submission page





Courtyard Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center
210 East Stacy Road, Allen, Texas 75002, USA
Phone:  (214) 383-1151
Fax:        (214) 383-1154


  • Click HERE for hotel reservation.

  • A limited number of rooms are available from October 1 to October 3 with a group discount rate of $124.00 USD plus tax. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

All participants staying at the hotel must use the above customized link to reserve a room. This will identify you as a QSIC 2014 attendee. The hotel requires a credit card number to secure the room and to cover incidental expenses.



Bullet   REGISTRATION (The deadline for author registration is August 20, 2014)


      Please read all the details on this page before click here to start your registration.

      Registration Fee

Early Registration
(until August 20)
Late Registration
(August 21 ¨C October 1)
IEEE Member USD 700 USD 800 USD 900
IEEE non-Member USD 800 USD 900 USD 950
IEEE Student Member USD 600 USD 650 USD 700
Non-IEEE Student Member USD 650 USD 700 USD 750

      Registration Policy

  • The registration fee must be paid in full with a credit card when registering for the conference.

  • Every paper must have at least one separate paid non-student registration, (i.e., the student registration is not sufficient) in order to be included in the conference proceedings.

  • Each registration covers all the technical sessions at the conference.

  • Student registration only applies to full-time students. Proper IDs must be presented at the conference. It cannot be used to satisfy the registration requirement for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

      Refund Policy

  • Cancellation by September 1, 2014: Full refund less a $50 USD administrative fee.

  • Cancellation after September 1, 2014: No refund. However, you may substitute another person for your registration at any time. Contact Professor Eric Wong in the event you want to make a substitution.

      Paper Presentation

  • Every paper must be presented by one of the authors at the conference in order for the conference proceedings to be submitted to Xplore and CSDL, or for submission to the indexing companies. This requirement cannot be satisfied by a guest presenter who is not a co-author of the paper, nor by a video presentation without an in-person appearance; such papers will not be eligible for submission to Xplore, the digital library or the indexing services. Contact Program Chair Professor Bruce McMillin with sufficient justification in the event of extraordinary circumstances that would make attendance impossible.





  • June 7, 2014:

Extended deadline for paper submission

  • July 20, 2014:

Notification to authors

  • August 20, 2014:

Extended deadline for camera-ready versions

  • October 2–3, 2014:

QSIC 2014 conference





Professor Way Kuo
President and University Distinguished Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Reliability
Member of US National Academy of Engineering [more]






The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong



Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany

Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

University of Melbourne, Australia

University of California at Berkeley, USA

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Arizona State University, USA





  • General Chair

    W. Eric Wong


  • Program Chairs

    Bruce McMillin


  • IEEE Reliability Society Liaison

    W. Eric Wong


  • American Society for Quality

    Mark Paulk




University of Texas at Dallas, USA



Department of Computer Science Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology, USA




University of Texas at Dallas, USA




University of Texas at Dallas, USA





  • Bernhard K. Aichernig

    Roberto Bagnara

    Sebastien Bardin

    W.K. Chan

    Zhenyu Chen

    Frederic Dadeau

    Massimiliano Di Penta

    Junhua Ding

    Lydie Du Bousquet

    Catherine Dubois

    Sudipto Ghosh

    Arnaud Gotlieb

    Rajiv Gupta

    Rob Hierons

    Jacques Klein

    Fei-Ching Kuo

    Yvan Labiche

    Nadjib Lazaar

    Bruno Legeard

    Huai Liu

    Dusica Marijan

    Mercedes Merayo

    Tejeddine Mouelhi

    Henry Muccini

    Pornsiri Muenchaisri

    Sunil Nair

    Manuel Oriol

    Ioannis Parissis

    Gilles Perrouin

    Alexander K. Petrenko

    Mauro Pezze'

    Reinhold Plosch

    Sagar Sen

    Paul Strooper

    Jing Sun

    Antony Tang

    Nikolai Tillmann

    Miroslav Velev

    Helene Waeselynck

    Ji Wu

    Tao Yue

    Fatiha Zaidi

    Hongyu Zhang

    Wenbo Zhang

    Jianjun Zhao

    Yuming Zhou

    Hong Zhu

  • Graz University of Technology, Austria

    University of Parma & BUGSENG, Italy

    Commissariat ¨¤ l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France

    City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Nanjing University, China

    FEMTO-ST, France

    University of Sannio, Italy

    East Carolina University, USA

    Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (LIG), France


    Colorado State University, USA

    SIMULA Research Laboratory, Norway

    University of California Riverside, USA

    Brunel University, UK

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Carleton University, Canada

    LIRMM, France

    Smartesting, France

    RMIT University, Australia

    SIMULA Research Labs, Norway

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    University of L'Aquila, Italy

    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    SIMULA Research Labs, Norway

    ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

    Laboratoire LCIS, France

    University of Namur, Belgium

    ISP-RAS, Russia

    University of Lugano, Switzerland

    Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

    SIMULA Research Labs, Norway

    University of Queensland, Australia

    University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Microsoft Research, USA

    Aries Design Automation, USA

    LAAS-CNRS, France

    Beihang University, China

    SIMULA Research Labs, Norway

    University of Paris-Sud, France

    Tsinghua University, China

    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Nanjing University, China

    Oxford Brookes University, UK





  • QUAMES 2014 : the 2nd International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Developments





The distance from the DFW airport to the QSIC Conference Venue (Courtyard Marriott) is about 36 miles. Depending on the traffic, it will take you 40 minutes or more by car. Attached is the direction provided by Yahoo. You may find a different path using Google Maps. Alternatively, you can ride with SuperShuttle. Please make your reservation directly at their website. The hotel address is 210 East Stacy Road, Allen, Texas 75002, USA; phone number is (214) 383-1151. The bus fare starts at USD 40. Click here for more details. The actual price may vary.





"Big D,¡± as Dallas (the ninth-largest city in the United States) is called, offers the quintessential Lone Star experience to those who want it – barbecue and steaks, cowboy boots and rodeo shows. It has the nation¡¯s largest Arts District in Downtown. It is also the home of American Airlines with direct flights to many cities in U.S., Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.


For more information about sightseeing, please refer to the visitors page on the city of Dallas website.




  • University of Texas at Dallas, USA



Bullet   QSIC 2014 ENQUIRIES


Please send all enquiries to Professor Eric Wong at ewong@utdallas.edu and Professor Bruce McMillin at ff@mst.edu