Call for Papers - Industry Track


The objective of the Industry Track program is to establish an efficient dialogue between software practitioners and software engineering researchers concerning the challenges, findings (both positive and negative), encountered obstacles, and lessons learned related to software reliability. Of particular interest is information on applying novel software development, verification and validation practices in diverse lifecycle styles, industry sectors, and software types.

We aim to encourage wide industry participation

In recent years, the ISSRE industry program has expanded and has covered a wide range of topics, including cloud computing, agile development, mobile communications, defect prediction/detection/fixing, release management, defect classification, rejuvenation, security, customer experience/satisfaction, availability, social network analysis, big data analysis, and specific reliability concerns of the transportation, aviation, healthcare, telecomm, and other industry sectors.

Industry Track papers will address the application of software engineering practices (which may include work on principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes) to a specific domain or to the development of a substantial software system. We expect Industry Track papers to be of interest to software development professionals, as well as to software reliability and software quality and process improvement groups with concrete relation to industrial problems and applications.

Click here for a detailed list of topics.

This year’s edition of ISSRE Industry track will feature the following exciting news:

Best paper Awards

This year ISSRE will include two best paper awards given in the main Industry Track.

Best Practice Paper Award

This category will award the best among the full papers accepted to appear to the ISSRE 2021 Industry Track. Candidates to these awards are all full papers accepted to the Industry Track, presenting novel ideas and related results.

Best Disruptive Paper Awards

This category will award the most disruptive idea accepted to appear to the ISSRE 2021 Industry Track. ALL papers (short, and regular papers) accepted to the Industry Track are eligible. Candidates to this award are those papers describing and motivating wild, novel and disruptive ideas that will address problems afflicting industry.

A special industry committee including specialists of different areas will propose 2 to 3 candidates for each award. The final selection will be done by the audience attending the presentation of the candidate papers.

Submission guidelines and instructions

There are two different alternatives for ISSRE Industry Track submissions:

  • Full paper submission consisting of 6 pages (including references).
  • Short paper submission consisting of 2 pages (including references).

All the submissions will be reviewed by members of the Industry Track Program Committee. Accepted papers will be included in the ISSRE Supplemental Proceedings and submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore.

Papers must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines. A paper has to include the title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words, and up to 4 keywords. Papers that exceed the page limits specified, or are outside the scope of the symposium, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Authors of accepted papers will have the chance to introduce their work at the ISSRE 2021 online conference. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register to the online conference and to give the remote talk, if the paper is accepted.

Important dates

Papers submission deadline:          June 21st, 2021

Notification to authors:                     July 26th, 2021

Camera ready papers:                    August 13th, 2021

Submission Page

All papers must be submitted electronically at the following link: TBD

Please make sure to select the track The 32nd International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - Industry Track at the beginning of the submission process.

Industry PC Chairs

Valerio Formicola, Siemens

Chunhui Yang, CEPREI

Guangtai Liang, Huawei

The complete Program Committee is available here (TBD)

All papers must be submitted electronically at the following link: