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QUORS’ 2016 : CFP: The 10th IEEE International Workshop on Quality Oriented Reuse of Software


When Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016
Where Atlanta, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 18, 2016
Notification Due Mar 31, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 7, 2016
Categories    computing   software engineering   software reuse   software evolution

Call For Papers

The Tenth IEEE International Workshop on
Quality Oriented Reuse of Software (QUORS’16)


A joint event with COMPSAC’2016
The 40th Annual IEEE International Computer Software
and Applications Conference
Atlanta, Georgia USA, June 10 - 14, 2016



Software reuse has been one of the most effective paradigms for building software systems and applications for decades. Recently, the rapid and fundamental advances in computing technologies have been driving the role and scope of software systems to new levels. A number of new types of software systems are emerging, among which service based systems, pervasive computing, cloud computing and big data applications are eminent examples. The advent of these emerging systems has raised the level of software reuse to services, large-scale components or agglomeration of components in more challenging context which is pervasive, service-oriented, embedded real-time, trustworthy, or in very large corporation scale in new application domains such as Big Data. Systematic and large-scale reuse of reusable assets at multiple development levels is improving the efficiency of software development activities significantly in terms of cost and time.

However, previous research in software reuse mainly focused on the functional aspect of a system, tended to ignore or treat the quality aspects trivially. Modern computing models tend to be globally distributed, ubiquitous, highly trustworthy, and dynamically adaptive. These systems, such as pervasive/ubiquitous systems, embedded systems, cloud services, and big data applications, have imposed more rigorous quality requirements on software reuse technologies. Today in the “cloud era”, it becomes a great challenge to meet the new requirements of emerging software systems and meanwhile enjoy the benefits of substantial software reuse.

Recently, the research community and industry have been aware of the above weakness and much work has been ongoing. In this workshop we wish to bring together researchers and practitioners to share latest research results, advances and practical experiences under the banner of “Quality Oriented Reuse of Software for Emerging Software Systems in Cloud Era”. The workshop will act as a forum for active discussion, idea stimulation and communication.


The workshop will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing the methodology and technology of software reuse which emphasizes meeting strict quality requirements, such as dependability, agility and performance, particularly in the context of emerging types of software systems. The workshop seeks new approaches, system architectures and tools that facilitate the quality aspects of software reuse technologies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Cloud computing services: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS;
* Quality of clouds services;
* Pervasive or ubiquitous systems;
* Reuse of trustworthiness, privacy and security models
* Trustworthy software reuse methods;
* Dependable component-based systems;
* Software product lines;
* Quality aspects of design patterns;
* Software evolution;
* Software quality metrics and testing;
* Model-driven software engineering;
* Component and service repository;
* Quality in component reuse during modernization of legacy applications
* Service Oriented Systems (SOA);
* COTS product reuse;
* Reuse in safety critical systems;
* Reuse in service and component based Enterprise Systems;
* Reuse in embedded software systems;
* Test design reuse;
* Open source software reuse;
* Aspect-oriented software reuse;
* Resilient (adaptive) reuse;
* Architecture and models for Big Data applications;
* Quality of analytics in Big Data;
* Reuse in the context of processes (process lines);
* Case studies and experience reports.


Researchers and practitioners in software reuse, software evolution, emerging software systems such as SOA, pervasive computing and embedded software, testing and quality assurance and all other relevant areas. The chairs expect to bring to the workshop researchers and practitioners worldwide from research institutes, universities and industries.


Santi Caballe, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Laizhong Cui, Shenzhen University, China
Marcelo Fantinato, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
João M. Fernandes, University of do Minho, Portugal
Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden
George Kakarontzas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hua Li, Inner Mongolia University, China
Jingyue Li, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Xiaodong Liu, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Richard Millham, University of Bahamas/ Durban University of Technology,Bahamas
Pornsiri Muenchaisri, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Salah Sadou, University of South Brittany, France
Guifa Teng, Hebei Agriculture University, China
Emiliano Tramontana, Universit`a di Catania, Italy
Hongwei Wang, Portsmount University, UK
Huaiguang Wu, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China
Hongji Yang, Bath Spa University, UK
Kevin Yang, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Zhuopeng Zhang, Ocado Technology, UK


March 18, 2016 Workshop paper submission due
March 31, 2016 Decision notification (electronic)
April 7, 2016 All final manuscript and author pre-registration due


Papers must be submitted electronically via the QUORS 2016 Submission Page (, also available at QUORS web site). Please follow the instructions posted on the web site. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings, i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. The paper should not exceed 4000 words or 6 pages in IEEE paper format including figures, tables, and references. Any problem, please contact the workshop chair

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. We also encourage authors to present position papers on practical studies and experiments, critique of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development. Papers can be submitted as either regular papers, short papers, or fast abstracts. Acceptance and final category depends on reviewer feedback.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 40th IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2016) by IEEE Computer Society Press, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper or fast abstract must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper or fast abstract published in the proceedings.


Xiaodong Liu
School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh, UK

Hongji Yang
School of Computing
Bath Spa University


For QUORS’16, please contact the Workshop Organizers.
For COMPSAC’16, please visit

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