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QRS 2015 : The 2015 International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security


When Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 5, 2015
Where Vancouver, Canada
Submission Deadline Mar 20, 2015
Notification Due May 25, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2015
Categories    software quality   software reliability   software security

Call For Papers

Starting from 2015, the SERE conference (International Conference on Software Security and Reliability) and the QSIC conference (International Conference on Quality Software) will be combined as a single conference QRS, with Q representing Quality, R for Reliability, and S for Security. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. It draws engineers and scientists from both industry and academia to present their on-going work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for the development of reliable, secure, and trustworthy systems. This presents an excellent opportunity for the academic community to become more aware of subject areas critical to the software industry, as practitioners bring their needs to the table. The 2015 conference will be held from August 3 to 5 in Vancouver, Canada.

◆ Reliability, security, availability, and safety of software systems
◆ Software testing, verification and validation
◆ Program debugging and comprehension
◆ Information and software assurance
◆ Fault tolerance for software reliability improvement
◆ Modeling, prediction, simulation, and evaluation
◆ Metrics, measurements, and analysis
◆ Secure and reliable storage
◆ Software penetration and protection
◆ Software vulnerabilities
◆ Formal methods
◆ Malware detection and analysis
◆ Intrusion detection and prevention
◆ Operating system security and reliability
◆ Mobile and smartphone applications
◆ Internet of things and cloud computing
◆ Information and knowledge management
◆ Benchmark, tools, and empirical studies

◆ January 1, 2015: Workshop proposals due
◆ March 20, 2015: Regular papers due
◆ May 1, 2015: Fast Abstract Track due
◆ April 15, 2015: Student Doctoral Program due
◆ May 25, 2015: Author notification
◆ June 15, 2015: Camera-ready & author registration due

Submit original manuscripts (not published or considered elsewhere) with a maximum of ten pages (regular and workshop papers), six pages (Student Doctoral Program), and two pages (Fast Abstract Track). Each paper should include a title, and the name and affiliation of each author. Except for the Fast Abstract Track, each submission should also include a 150-word abstract and up to 6 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings. The first author of a Student Doctoral Program submission must be a student. At least one Best Paper Award with a cash prize will be presented. Detailed instructions for paper submission can be found at

The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Accepted papers will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to other abstracting and indexing partners such as the Ei Compendex. Authors of selected best papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to a special Journal issue.

◆ Program co-Chair Jian Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
◆ Program co-Chair Bhavani Thuraisingham University of Texas at Dallas, USA

◆ W. Eric Wong (co-Chair) University of Texas at Dallas, USA
◆ T. H. Tse (co-Chair) The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For more detailed and updated information, please refer to, or contact Professor W. Eric Wong,
co-Chair, Steering Committee at

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