Call for Papers - Research


The annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2016) is focused on innovative techniques and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. ISSRE also emphasizes industrial relevance, rigorous empirical studies and experience reports on existing software systems.

The main research track at ISSRE 2016 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers in three categories: (1) full research (regular) papers, (2) practical experience reports, and (3) wild and provocative ideas (WAP) papers. Papers will be assessed with criteria appropriate to each category. ISSRE looks for works exploring new territory, continuing a significant research, or reflecting on practical experience.

While full research manuscripts should explore a specific technology problem and propose a complete solution to it, with extensive experimental results, practical experience reports are expected to provide an in-depth exposition of practitioner experiences and empirical studies. On the other hand, WAP papers are expected to present either work currently in progress or less developed but highly innovative ideas related to areas relevant to ISSRE, aiming at inspiring discussion among conference attendees and getting people thinking about open research challenges.

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, correctness and impact. Authors will have a chance to rebut the reviews within 300 words over the period of July 10th to July 12th.

After the conference, we are planning to publish a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software.

Best Research Paper Award

There will be a best paper award given to a paper in the main research track. Full research papers and practical experience reports are eligible for the award.

One or more best papers submitted to ISSRE Research track as practical experience reports or submitted to ISSRE Industry track will be invited to submit a revised version to the upcoming special issue on Software Reliability in IEEE Software, scheduled for July/August 2017. These papers will undergo regular peer review process with IEEE Software.

Topics of Interest

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Formatting guidelines

Papers must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines. Papers that exceed the page limits specified below, or are outside the scope of the symposium, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

Abstract length: Upto 200 words

Manuscript page length (all in double column, IEEE conference style format):

  • Research papers: 10 pages + 2 pages (for references and appendices)
  • ​Experience reports: 10 pages + 2 pages (for references and appendices)
  • WAP papers: 6 pages.

Important dates

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Submission page

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For further clarifications contact: 

Program Committee Chairs

Alexander Romanovsky

E-mail: alexander (dot) romanovsky (@) newcastle (dot) ac (dot) uk

Elena Troubitsyna

E-mail: Elena (dot) Troubitsyna (@) abo (dot) fi