Call for Workshops



ISSRE strives to be a conference that appeals to both researchers and practitioners. To that end, we invite proposals for workshops to co-locate with the Symposium and provide additional opportunities for collaborating and exchanging information. The workshops aim at discussing research developments and challenges at an early stage.  ISSRE welcomes workshops that explore new ways to provide and assess software reliability, safety, and security.  We also seek workshops that deal with the provision of reliable, safe, and secure software and systems in fast-growing, transformative application domains. Appropriately defined workshop proposals have the following characteristics:

  • They offer researchers a forum to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas at an early stage before maturation that would warrant conference or journal publication;
  • They attract practitioners and researchers to working sessions to discuss and make progress toward solutions to current and future problems in engineering high assurance software and systems;
  • They focus on collaborative discussions and information sharing between researchers and industry practitioners.

Recurring Workshops 

Workshops affiliated with ISSRE in previous years are pre-approved. Their organizers do not need to submit a new workshop proposal.  Their organizers are kindly asked to inform the workshop chairs about returning the workshop to ISSRE in 2021.

Topics of Interest

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Proposal Format

Proposals should include information about the proposed organizing committee and address the following questions:

  • Workshop length: Half day or one full day
  • Workshop style: papers, panels, posters, workgroups
  • Outline of themes and goals of the workshop
  • How will you solicit participation (call for workshop papers, invitation only, etc.)
  • Desired/estimated number of participants
  • Organizing committee members and their past experience

Proposal Evaluation 

Workshop proposals will be evaluated by the ISSRE 2021 Organizing Committee.  The criteria include the alignment with ISSRE charter, relevance to the larger ISSRE community, and the strength and experience of the organizing team.

Important dates(tentative​)

  • Workshop proposal deadline:                       May 1st, 2021
  • Workshop proposal notification:                   May 7th, 2021
  • Workshop paper submission deadline:         August 3rd, 2021 
  • (NOTE: This date is only indicative - please refer to individual workshop webpages for information about deadlines.)
  • Workshop paper notification to authors:       August 21st, 2021
  • Camera ready papers:                                  August 28th, 2021

Submission Guidelines

Submit the workshop proposal in PDF format, via e-mail to both Workshop Co-chairs (Subject: ISSRE 2021 – Workshop Proposal):

Fumio Machida (
Tsukuba University

Xin Peng (
Fudan University

Enrico Vicario (
University of Florence