Call for Papers - Research

Important dates

Research Paper Abstract Submission: May 22th, 2015 (AoE)
Full Research Paper Submission: May 29th, 2015 (AoE)
Research Paper Abstract Submission: May 29th, 2015 (AoE) Extended deadline [Passed]
Full Research Paper Submission: June 7th, 2015 (AoE) Extended deadline [Passed]
Rebuttal period: July 27th-29th, 2015 [Passed]
Notification: August 7th, 2015 [Passed]
Camera Ready: September 4th, 2015
Camera Ready: September 15th, 2015 Extended deadline  [Passed] 

Submission page:ISSRE2015 EasyChair

The 26th annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2015) 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. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Reliability, availability, and safety of software systems
  • Verification and validation
  • Software quality
  • Software security
  • Dependability, fault tolerance, survivability, and resilience of software systems
  • Systems (hardware + software) reliability engineering
  • Services reliability engineering (cloud services, problem reporting services, etc.)
  • Engineering reliable adaptive, self-aware and self-* systems
  • Metrics and measurements, estimation, prediction of quality/reliability
  • Supporting tools and automation
  • Industry best practices
  • Software at large scales and software on small devices.

The main research track at ISSRE 2015 is soliciting original, unpublished research papers in three categories: (1) full research (regular) papers, (2) practical experience reports, and (3) wild and provocative ideas (WAP) papers.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 800 words over the period of July 27th to July 29th.

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. Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for potential publication in a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).


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.

Manuscript page lengths (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.