Welcome to the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - the premium conference in this technical area. Over the past 20+ years we have grown to be recognized as the voice of software reliability. From its humble beginnings in 1990, it has become a conference that has a unique element to it. It has both: a strong research and an equally strong industry participation. Something that we do not see very often among conferences. There are several research conferences that are academically centered. And, there are several industry conferences that hardly have any research and academic participation. We have both! And in recent years our data tells us that we are almost evenly split. This is a huge accomplishment for any conference. And, this was no accident. The core leadership of the conference has targeted this goal and created programs that allow the top tier of research and industry to interact on issues of current importance. That we have actually approached this target over the past five to eight years is of immense satisfaction to us. Our gratitude is to you, the participant, for helping us create this unique community.
ISSRE focuses on the theory and practice of software systems reliability engineering. Research papers are extensively reviewed by a large program committee and the selected papers are coveted. An Industrial committee separately reviews papers for the Industry track looking for relevance and applicability. ISSRE has some of the best Industry case studies reported. We are also recreating the ISSRE Industry Workgroup - please contact us if you are interested in participating in it.
ISSRE Workshops have picked up considerable momentum. Some of the workshop are becoming regulars - in that those communities meet year after year at ISSRE (Embedded Systems Reliability, and Software Rejuvenation). We hope to build these communities and seed new ones that are vital to current interests in Research and Industry.
The following are a few of the areas that ISSRE covers in papers, fast abstracts, workshops, tutorials, and keynotes.