Call for Papers

The annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) is focused on innovative techniques and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. The 32nd edition of ISSRE (ISSRE 2021) will be held in Wuhan, China, and it is the first time to be held in the Chinese Mainland for over 30 years. ISSRE 2021 will continue to emphasize scientific methods, industrial relevance, rigorous empirical validation and shared value of practical tools and experiences as paper selection criteria.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include development, analysis methods and models throughout the software development lifecycle, and are not limited to:

  • Primary dependability attributes (i.e., security, safety, maintainability) impacting software reliability
  • Secondary dependability attributes (i.e., survivability, resilience, robustness) impacting software reliability
  • Reliability threats, i.e. faults (defects, bugs, etc.), errors, failures
  • Reliability means (fault prevention, fault removal, fault tolerance, fault forecasting)
  • Metrics, measurements and threat estimation for reliability prediction and the interplay with safety/security
  • Reliability of software services
  • Reliability of open source software
  • Reliability of Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Reliability of software dealing with Big Data
  • Reliability of model-based and auto-generated software
  • Reliability of software within specific types of systems (e.g., autonomous and adaptive, green and sustainable, mobile systems)
  • Reliability of software within specific technological spaces (e.g., Internet of Things, Cloud, Semantic Web/Web 3.0, Virtualization, Blockchain)
  • Normative/regulatory/ethical spaces pertaining to software reliability
  • Societal aspects of software reliability

Information for Authors

The research track at ISSRE 2021 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers in three categories: (1) full research regular (REG) papers, (2) practical experience reports (PER), and (3) tools and artifact (TAR) papers. Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category. ISSRE looks for original research exploring new scientific ideas, contributing new evidence to established research directions, or reflecting on practical experience.

Submissions can be made in one of the following categories (authors are required to indicate the category as part of the paper's title).

  • REG papers: 10 pages + 2 pages (for references alone).
  • PER papers: 10 pages + 2 pages (for references alone).
  • TAR papers: 6 - 10 pages (with references).
  • Workshop and tutorial proposals are also welcome

Important dates (tentative)

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 30rd
  • Full paper submission deadline: May 7th
  • Author rebuttal period: July 7th-9th
  • Notification to authors: July 30th
  • Camera ready papers: August 15th