Welcome to ISSRE 2015!

Dear Attendee!

Welcome to the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE). ISSRE is the premier conference on the theory and practice of software systems reliability.  It features both strong research and equally strong industry participation, allowing the top tier individuals in research and industry to interact on issues of current importance.  And welcome to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). We are honored that not only are you joining us for ISSRE, but also that you are joining us at this unique US Federal Institute devoted to various research, engineering, and science topics. What makes NIST special is that one of NIST’s underlying goals is to foster better measurement and metrology of technologies through testing and other means. This is where ISSRE’s rich history in measurement and testing aligns with NIST’s goals. 

This year, we’re pleased that our four day program is packed with exciting content. We have 55 research papers, 16 industry papers, three keynotes, eight tutorials, six workshops, five doctoral student papers, six fast abstracts, best paper presentations, tours, a finale banquet, while still allowing for face-to-face exchanges.                 

We must acknowledge the hard work of our organizing committee over the past year: Hélène Waeselynck (LAAS-CNRS, France), Yvan Labiche (Carleton University, Canada), Marco Vieira (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Katinka Wolter (Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany), Allen Nikora (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA), Eric Wong (University of Texas at Dallas, USA), Joseph Williams (CloudEconomist.Com, USA), Sunita Chulani (Cisco Systems, USA), Phillip Laplante (Penn State University, USA), Shiuhpyng Shieh (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Yu Lun Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Jeff Offutt (George Mason University, USA), Angelos Stavrou (George Mason University, USA), Javier Alonso (Duke Univesity, USA), Robert Hsu (Chung Hua University, Taiwan), Saeid Abolfazli (Xchanging Malaysia and YTL Communications, Malaysia), Terri Hunter (NIST, USA), Paul E. Black (NIST, USA), Elizabeth Fong (NIST, USA), Damiano Torre (Carleton University, Canada). We would also like to thank our IEEE sponsoring societies, Computer and Reliability, Ram Sriram (Division Chief, Software and Systems Division, NIST), Matt Scholl (Division Chief, Computer Security Division, NIST), and Kathy Grise (Senior Program Director, Future Directions, IEEEe) for the additional financial support that makes creating events like this much easier.

While each ISSRE is unique and each offers rich and diverse topics and speakers, we hope holding this ISSRE at NIST will make it a somewhat more memorable experience, particularly for those of you, who have never visited our campus. Feel free to contact us if there is anything we can do to make your time here more comfortable.

Best Wishes for a Successful ISSRE Experience!

Jeffrey Voas
Irena Bojanova
General Co-Chairs