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The International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) is the leading symposium for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research and its practice in software reliability engineering and related issues. The theme of the 14th. ISSRE, to be held in  Denver is "Extending the Reach of Software Reliability Engineering". It attracts participants from industry, research organizations and universities. The conference covers all the key topics in software reliability engineering and provides an in-depth representation of theory and practice in these areas.

Denver, Colorado will host ISSRE for the second time. Denver is noted for its high-tech industry. Located in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of America's fastest growing and most exciting cities.

Call for Panels, Industry Practice & Tutorial (extended deadline)

Call for Student Papers (deadline August 15)

Call for Fast Abtracts (deadline August 15)

Call for Papers

The 14th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering
ISSRE 2003
Denver, Colorado. November 17 - 20, 2003

Sponsored by : IEEE Computer Society (Technical committee on Software Reliability Engineering, TCSE)
IEEE Reliability Society

Paper Submission Deadline Extended - New Deadline April 18

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Network system reliability
Internet reliability engineering
Software reliability models
Software architecture reliability
Practice of reliability modeling
Secure software engineering
Reliability measurement
Reliability and QoS of distributed systems
Software testing and verification
Security testing and certification
Software test effectiveness
Analysis and prevention of virus attacks
Fault-tolerant and robust software
Dependable web services
Survivability of large systems
Electronic commerce reliability
Empirical studies and metrics
Tools and automation
Reliability and performance of mobile systems
Formal reliability assurance methods
Software safety analysis
Reliable adaptive and autonomous systems

Call for Panel Proposals on Today's Issues:           Submit panel proposals here

We invite Panels on topics relevant to today's topics of interest in software reliability, Internet security, Testing and Reliability of Network based Software Services, etc. The panel proposal must contain:
  • Name and contact information of the panel organizer
  • Title of the panel and an explanation of the relevant area
  • Names of participants (with one moderator) and their qualifications
  • Five key questions that will be addressed by the panel
The proposal will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Selected panels will have 60 to 90 minutes at the ISSRE 2003 conference. The panelists need to submit one page in PDF format for the conference proceedings. For information contact one of the PC chairs - Linda H. Rosenberg or Bojan Cukic.

Panel proposals can be submitted by following this link.

Call for Industry Practice Presentations:  

Please visit the Industry Practice page for more information and submission guidelines. You can also contact one of the Industry Practice Chairs - Noel Samaan or Peter Santhanam.

Call for Tutorial Proposals:                                    Submit tutorial proposals here

We invite tutorial proposals on topics of current interest that will draw a significant number of attendees in conferenece related topics. Proposal should include:

  • Title
  • Goals
  • Name of speaker(s)
  • Length of tutorial (half day / full day)
  • Bio-data of speaker(s) including contact information
  • Prior history at ISSRE (if applicable)
  • A short position paper or a list of "burning issues"
  • Outline of tutorial contents
  • Representative slides
  • Activities to be carried out in the tutorial

For information contact Taghi Khoshgoftar.

Tutorial proposals can be submitted using this link.

Call for Student Papers:                  Submit student papers here (Make sure to choose                                                                                                  "Student Paper" as submission type.)

The International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) is pleased to solicit student papers for the ISSRE'2003 student program. The program was created in 1999 to encourage students' participation to ISSRE.  Since then, over 60 students from degree granting institutions in Europe, US and Asia participated in the program. All degree candidates are eligible for student paper submission, but only full time students will be considered for travel grantsA travel grant ranging from $300 to $700 will be awarded to meritorious students. The travel grant is intended to cover travel expenses and student registration expenses up to the specified limits. For this year, Microsoft, IBM, and Sun Microsystems have agreed to sponsor the program. Sponsorships from other organizations are invited. Please contact one of the Student Paper chairs - Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova  or Allen Nikora - for more details about sponsorships.

Student paper can be on any topic of interest to ISSRE. Student papers, written in English, should not exceed 4 single-column one-and-half spaced pages. If the two-column camera-ready format is used, it should not exceed 2 camera-ready pages. The paper should be submitted electronically, either in postscript or PDF format. Submissions must be unpublished and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere (including regular papers submitted to ISSRE'2003). The student must be the first author of the paper. To submit a paper, please go to the submission page. Please do not forget to choose "Student papers" as submission type.

Student papers will be reviewed and selection will be based on the following criteria:
  1. Relevance to the technical content of the conference
  2. Originality
  3. Technical soundness
The recipients of the student travel award will be required to submit a camera-ready short paper, which will be included in the supplemental conference proceedings, present their work in a short talk and as a poster during the conference. Further details will be provided upon the acceptance of the student paper.

Please contact one of the student paper chairs - Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova  or Allen Nikora - for more information.

Student papers can be submitted now using this link.

Call for Fast Abstracts:            Submit fast abtracts here (make sure to choose "Fast                                                                                                            Abstracts" as submission type)

A FastAbstract is a lightly reviewed, TWO PAGE technical article that is published and includes a short talk at the conference. The goal is to promote current work, research, practices, opinions, experiences, and issues. This is an early communication of technical work and does not always require completed results like that of a journal publication. Accepted contributions are published in a digest form in addition to being web published. The history and the genesis of Fast Abstracts and past archives can be found at

For topics of interest please see the list in the call for papers of ISSRE 2003.

Please contact the fast abstracts chair - Sachin Garg - for more information.

Important Dates

April 18, 2003
Regular papers due
June 1, 2003
Tutorial proposals and panel proposals due
June 30, 2003
Industry Practice proposals due
July 15, 2003
Acceptance notification
August 15, 2003
Student papers and fast abstracts due
September 1, 2003
Camera ready papers due. Acceptance notification for fast abstracts and student papers
October 1, 2003
Camera ready fast abstracts and student papers due
November 17-20, 2003

For further information please contact

General Chair
Yashwant Malaiya
Colorado State University
Program Co-chairs
Linda Rosenberg

Bojan Cukic
West Virginia University