ISSRE 2010 - Table de 7 - Tables de multiplication

San Jose/Silicon Valley needs no introduction as it is home to many successful and thriving software companies. Holding ISSRE in San Jose lets us access the entire software engineering talent in addition to engineers and researchers specifically working in software reliability. The program for ISSRE2010 aims at growing our strong mix of research and practice to a larger audience. The engagement with software companies from embedded to mainframes, clients to servers, enterprise to cloud and desktop applications to web-based services connect us with a new generation of engineers hungry for the advances in research and practice. Cisco has generously agreed to host the meeting at their conference center in San Jose. As we build the ISSRE2010 team, we welcome your input, ideas, contributions and willingness to volunteer.

CFPs still open…

Industry Papers
Workshops - several announced
Fast Abstracts
Student Papers
Tools Fair
Please check their individual submission deadlines.

Research Paper selection to be announced in the next few days

The Program Committee Meeting was held on July 23-24 in Raleigh, NC where the selection of the research papers was finalized. Michel Cukier, Program Committee Chair, will be sending out notifications to the authors in the next few days. This year we had 130 papers submitted to the ISSRE research paper track. In the tradition of ISSRE, a very thorough review process was performed with over 650 reviews, on-line discussions, and a day and half of face to face discussions with about 15 Program Committe members in Raleigh and several other members attending remotely via Webex.

Our last one - ISSRE 2009 was a huge success…

At ISSRE 2009, in Mysuru, we had a record turnout - around ~380 registrants, 80 Corporations and 20 countries. Here is a picture taken on Tuesday where we tried to usher most people to it. But there was a die-hard workshop group that were so engaged in their discussions that they did not want to take the break… we tried. Nevertheless we got a good number of our participants here.

IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Reliability Society


The 21st annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2010) is focused on innovative techniques and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. ISSRE also emphasizes industrial relevance and rigorous empirical studies. ISSRE is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Reliability Society. It has grown to become the leading conference in the area and one of the few that attracts the technical leadership from both Academia and Industry. Last year (2009) we had an almost even split (50-50) between Academia and Industry - a rare achievement for any conference. 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. ISSRE Workshops have picked up considerable momentum. In 2009 we had over 100 participants in four workshops. 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.

History of ISSRE Conferences

  1. 1990 - Washington, DC, USA
  2. 1991 - Austin, TX, USA
  3. 1992 - Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
  4. 1993 - Denver, CO, USA
  5. 1994 - Monterey, CA, USA
  6. 1995 - Toulouse, France
  7. 1996 - White Plains, NY, USA CS Digital Library
  8. 1997 - Albuquerque, NM, USA CS Digital Library
  9. 1998 - Paderborn, Germany CS Digital Library
  10. 1999 - Boca Raton, FL, USA
  11. 2000 - San Jose, CA, USA
  12. 2001 - Hong Kong CS Digital Library
  13. 2002 - Annapolis, MD, USA
  14. 2003 - Denver, CO, USA
  15. 2004 - Saint Malo, Bretagne, France
  16. 2005 - Chicago, IL, USA
  17. 2006 - Raleigh, NC, USA
  18. 2007 - Trollhattan, Sweden
  19. 2008 - Seattle, WA
  20. 2009 - Mysuru, India


All ISSRE papers are submitted through this page. You will receive an email that acknowledges your submission and a passcode. You may use this passcode to update your submissions - therefore save it. If you forget it, there is a way to retreive it using your email address. Updates to the submission are not acknowledged by emails.

Please follow the submission, length and format guidelines described in the “call for papers”.

Paper Submission Links

Publication Process

Papers from various tracks will be published in one of two proceedings:

  1. IEEE proceedings
  2. Supplemental proceedings – See copyright forms below
    The proceedings will be published on separate CDs and no print publication will be made. The difference between the proceedings is that the IEEE proceedings will be published by IEEE and will also be available on IEEE Explore. IEEE Explore is a digital library that requires a paid subscription for access. The supplemental proceedings will be published independent of IEEE, and will not be available on IEEE Explore. However, it will be made available on the web through the conference webiste. Thus, the supplemental proceedings will be available for free and should be fully searchable by search engines.

The IEEE proceedings will contain accepted papers from the following

Industry track: Slide presentations (20 slides) or abstract (1 page) or full paper (10 pages)
Fast abstracts (2-pages) 2 column, IEEE format
Student papers: max 6 pages, 2 column, IEEE format.
Workshop papers: Workshop organizers have the option of publishing papers from their workshops in the supplemental proceedings. They need to contact the publications chair, Sudipto Ghosh (ghosh AT, to work out the details.
IEEE requires that all papers submitted for the IEEE proceedings be in PDF format. A conformance check is performed by IEEE before a file can be accepted. Certain types of files are converted to PDF by IEEE PDFExpress. If authors are having problems with the conversion, they should contact the publications chair.

Papers submitted to the supplemental proceedings must be in PDF as well. Slide presentations can be in Powerpoint or PDF, though PDF is always preferred.


All accepted papers (research papers, fast abstracts, student pages, panel and workshop summaries, and industry practice papers) must follow the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines:

Final Submission for IEEE Proceedings

Papers that go into the IEEE proceedings must be submitted by September 3rd through the IEEE Conference proceedings site. The link to the IEEE submission site will be in the author kit mailed to you.

Copyright Forms for IEEE Proceedings

For the IEEE proceedings, authors will sign the copyright agreement online when they complete the final submission process with IEEE.

Final Submission for Supplemental Proceedings

Papers to be printed in the supplemental proceedings need to follow the format provided here. You will find both the Word and Latex formats. The style is the 8.5’’ by 11’’, 2-column format.

Industry track presentations, fast abstracts, and student papers for the supplemental proceedings must be submitted through the START submission system by October 10, 2010. The details will be made available in the author notification emails.

For tracks other than industry, we will provide the authors an option to submit their slides before the conference.

Copyright Forms for Supplemental Proceedings

Please fill out the following copyright form available in Word and PDF.

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Submission - Thursday, April 15, 2010, onwards

Research Paper Abstract Submission - Monday, May 03, 2010

Full Research Paper Submission - Extended:
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tutorial Proposal Submission Monday, May 17, 2010

Industry Track Presentation Submissions - Sunday, August 01, 2010

Industry Track Notifications September 2010

Research Paper Notification - August 2010

Student Track Submissions - Sunday August 15, 2010

Fast Abstract Submissions - Sunday August 15, 2010

Student Paper Notification - September 2010

Fast Abstract Paper Notification - September 2010

Student and Fast Abstract Paper: Camera Ready Copy due - Friday September 24, 2010

Industry Track Final Presentation Submissions - Monday, September 13, 2010

CFP … Call for Papers

ISSRE is a peer reviewed conference and receives submissions under different categories. The website lists these categories, describing what they are and what is expected from a potential author or presenter. Often looking through past conference proceedings or website helps gain a better idea of these tracks. Each of the categories may have a slightly different process of peer review and acceptance criteria. They also differ in terms of the time line. For instance, the submission and review time line for the Research Papers is well ahead of the Fast Abstracts - which by design occur later in the cycle. Each “track” has its details and time lines described under their respective pages. We will provide a link to the submissions site here, as also make it quite prominent on the home page as we approach the submission deadlines. Do note that all submissions will be electronic, in pdf format. The papers should be formatted to IEEE guidelines. We will also provide references for them on the site.

ISSRE Workshops

ISSRE has a rich tradition of workshops that are run with the conference. Some of these workshops have become “regular” in that they are conducted year after year and have built a small community around the special interest group. This year we have announced 5 workshops so far. In addition we also have HASE a regular symposium that is co-located with ISSRE.

Each workshop runs its own call for papers and program committee. The proceedings of the workshops are published in either the IEEE proceedings or the Supplemental proceedings. We encourage you to visit each of the workshop call for papers and participate in them.

Separately, as we work the budget process or ISSRE we are trying to accommodate all the workshops within the same low registration cost, or minimal additional cost. So, this bring an added benefit to you.

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Organizing Committee

General Chair Mod Marathe, Cisco Systems, USA

Program Chair Michel Cukier, University of Maryland, USA

Finance Chair Allen Nikora, JPL, USA

Industry Chair Brian Robinson, ABB, USA

Fast Abstract Chair Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Student Paper Chair Ilir Gashi, City University, London, UK

Workshop Chair Pete Rotella, Cisco Systems, USA

Tutorial Chair Yuecel Karabulut, SAP, USA and Sunita Chulani, Cisco Systems, USA

Publications Chair Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA

Local Arrangements Chair Jim Lambert, Cisco Systems, USA

Tools Fair Chair Dejan Desovski, Google, USA

Publicity Chair Ram Chillarege, Chillarege Inc., USA

Program Committee

The program committee members are the primary reviewers of research papers that are submitted. Every year, the Program Committee Chair and the General Chair build a new program committee that represents the technical areas we serve. The Steering Committee helps in bringing in new members into the program committee as well as retain members from past PCs so that there is a good overlap of skills and conference knowledge while creating opportunities for new members to serve. PC History, has list of PC members from past years.

Farokh Bastani University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Don Batory University of Texas at Austin, USA
Fevzi Belli University of Paderbonn, Germany
Jeffrey C. Carver University of Alabama, USA
Stefan Christiernin University West, Sweden
Peter J. Clarke Florida International University, USA
Myra Cohen University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Prem Devanbu University of California at Davis, USA
Tadashi Dohi Hiroshima University, Japan
Marc Foerster Fraunhofer, Germany
Sachin Garg Yahoo!, India
Ilir Gashi City University, UK
Sudipto Ghosh Colorado State University, USA
Swapna Gokhale University of Connecticut, USA
Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova West Virginia University, USA
Nicolas Guelfi Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Robert Hanmer Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Mike Hinchey Lero, Ireland
Karama Kanoun LAAS-CNRS, France
Tim Kelly University of York, UK
Suresh Kothari Iowa State University, USA
Yvan Labiche Carleton University, Canada
Jean-Claude Laprie LAAS-CNRS, France
Erick Lee Cisco, USA
Jenny Li Avaya Labs, USA
Prateeti Mohapatra ABB, India
Yashwant Malaiya Colorado State University, USA
Leonardo Mariani University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Roy Maxion Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Atif Memon University of Maryland, USA
Veena Mendiratta Alcatel-Lucent, USA
James Miller University of Alberta, Canada
Brendan Murphy Microsoft Research, UK
Nuno Ferreira Neves University of Lisboa, Portugal
Allen Nikora Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Hiroyuki Okamura Hiroshima University, Japan
Srinivas Padmanabhuni Infosys, India
Amit Paradkar IBM, USA
Andrew Podgurski Case Western Reserve University, USA
Brian Robinson ABB, USA
Peter Rotella Cisco, USA
Vibhu Sharma Accenture, USA
Mark Sherriff University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Avik Sinha IBM, USA
Hema Srikanth IBM, USA
Richard Torkar Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Mladen Vouk North Carolina State University, USA
Elaine Weyuker AT&T, USA
Laurie Williams North Carolina State University, USA
Eric Wong UT Dallas, USA
Min Xie National University of Singapore, Singapore
YY Zhou University of California San Diego, USA
Tom Zimmermann Microsoft Research

Industry Committee

The Industry participants at ISSRE have typically been senior engineers and engineering managers who are influential in the software engineering practices at their firms. We want to use this body to help construct the programs and discussion topics that are vital to them. We are currently building out the Industry Committee. In the past this group typically comprised of half a dozen members. This year, we will build a larger team to take on a larger range of responsibilities. The goals of the Industry Committee are:

Steering Committee

Ram Chillarege, Chillarege Inc, USA
Bojan Cukic, UVW, Vice Chair, USA
Pankaj Jalote, Director IIIT, Delhi, India
Karama Kanoun, LAAS, CNRS, France
Veena Mendirata, Lucent, USA
Brendan Murphy, Microsoft Research, UK
Mladen Vouk, NCSU, USA

Advisory Committee -

Sam Keene, Chair

The ISSRE Advisory Council (AC) is being formed. The AC will have 3 appointed, distinguished ISSRE members. Sam Keene, s(dot)keene(at)ieee(dot)org, will act as group facilitator, without any vote. This council will serve ISSRE is several ways:

  1. Identify candidates to serve on the ISSRE Steering committee and fill spots vacated as SC members terms expire.
  2. Hear suggestions for improving the conference.
  3. Conduct special survey or studies at the request of the Steering Committee.
  4. Along with the Steering Committee, explore and receive recommendations for new conference venues for ISSRE, e.g., added topics to be focused on or address

ISSRE History

The International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - (ISSRE)

1990 - Washington, DC, USA
1991 - Austin, TX, USA
1992 - Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
1993 - Denver, CO, USA
1994 - Monterey, CA, USA
1995 - Toulouse, France
1996 - White Plains, NY, USA CS Digital Library
1997 - Albuquerque, NM, USA CS Digital Library
1998 - Paderborn, Germany CS Digital Library
1999 - Boca Raton, FL, USA
2000 - San Jose, CA, USA
2001 - Hong Kong CS Digital Library
2002 - Annapolis, MD, USA
2003 - Denver, CO, USA
2004 - Saint Malo, Bretagne, France
2005 - Chicago, IL, USA
2006 - Raleigh, NC, USA
2007 - Trollhattan, Sweden
2008 - Seattle, WA
2009 - Mysuru, India

ISSRE 2009 Supplemental Proceedings

These are the Supplemental Proceedings of ISSRE 2009, Mysuru India. To reference these proceedings use the url:

Industry Papers

Industry Papers, Preface
Mod Marathe

Session: Analysis
Formal Model Based Methodology for Developing Controllers for Nuclear Applications
Amol Wakankar, Raka Mitra, Anup Bhattacharjee, Shubhangi Shrikhande, Sham Dhodapkar, P. Patil
Static Analysis in Medical Device Firmware and Software Development - Reliability and Productivity
Chao Wang, V. J. Jagannathan, Kevin Tansey, Randy Wells

Session: Defect Data Analysis
Finding Dependencies from Defect History
Rajiv Das, Jacek Czerwonka, Nachiappan Nagappan
Nonlinear trends for several software metrics
Pete Rotella
Reliability: A Software Engineering Perspective
Ajit Shenvi

Session: Testing I
Model Driven Testing with Timed Usage Models in the Automotive Domain
Sebastian Siegl, Reinhard German
The Goals and Challenges of Click Fraud Penetration Testing Systems
David Turner, Carmelo Kintana, Jia-Yu Pan
Challenges and Solutions in Test Automation of Medical Visualization Application
Pattabirama Pandit, Rajesh Arasu, Narayanan AK, Kiran Kumar, Sanjay Gupta
Automated Verification of Enterprise Load Tests
Zhen Ming Jiang, Ahmed Hassan, Gilbert Hamann, Parminder Flora

Session: Reliability Prediction
Software Defect Prediction Via Operating Characteristic Curves
Nazanin Hazrati, Abdessamad Ben Hamza, Yuecel Karabulut, Nolwen Mahe
Applying Software Defect Prediction Model for reliable product quality
Lakshminarayanan Devarajan
Software Reliability Prediction in Philips Healthcare – An Experience
Sujit Chakrabarti, Prashant Kumar

Session: Architecture and Modeling
Design of safety-critical systems with ASCET
Gunter Blache, Srikanthan Krishnan
Architecting for Reliability – Detection and Recovery Mechanisms
Veena Mendiratta, Robert Hanmer
Application of the Architectural Analysis and Design Language (AADL) for Quantitative System Reliability and Availability Modeling
Myron Hecht, Alexander Lam, Derek Pfister, Russell Howes

Session: Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC)
Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC) in Agile Development
Monika Jagia, Seema Meena
Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC) Product Profiling
Ram Chillarege, Troy Settles
ODC Deployment - A Case Study at Caterpillar
Ram Chillarege, Troy Settles, Anita Yadav

Session: Testing II
Introduction of Developer Testing in an Embedded Environment
Lakshmankumar Mukkavilli
Software Fault Injection - Industry Experience
Lakshmankumar Mukkavilli
Visualizing the Results of Field Testing
Brian Chan, Ying Zou, Anand Sinha

Session: Process
Blind Men and the Elephant: Piecing Together Hadoop for Diagnosis … [Presentation]
Xingao Pan, Priya Narasimhan, Rajeev Gandhi, Soila Kavulya
A sequential model approach to improve software assurance
Michael Gegick, Pete Rotella
Process for improving the quality and reliability of fixes for customer reported defects
Rajarshi Das, Triveni Ramesh

Student Papers

Michel Cukier

Exploring AdaBoosting Algorithm for Combining Software Reliability Models
Haifeng Li, Min Zeng, Minyan Lu
Automated Stress Testing of Windows Mobile GUI Applications
Nizam Abdallah, Sita Ramakrishnan
Method for Reliability Estimation of COTS components based Software Systems
Vivek Goswami, Yashwant Acharya
An Analytical Framework of Survivability Model for VoIP
Vandana Gupta, Dharmaraja Selvamuthu
A Study on Software Reliability Engineering Present Paradigms and its Future Considerations
Deepak Pengoria, Saurabh Kumar
A Rule Set to Detect Interference of Runtime Enforcement Mechanisms
Somayeh Malakuti, Christoph Bockisch, Mehmet Aksit
A comparison of three alternative means for safety critical control
André Hauge
Combining Multiple Learners Induced on Multiple Datasets for Software Effort Prediction
Ekrem Kocaguneli, Ayse Bener, Yigit Kultur
Selection of Fuzzy Logic Mechanism for Qualitative Software Reliability Prediction
Kovur Krishna Mohan
SRS_AODV: Secure Routing Scheme For AODV (Paper not available in the proceedings)
Rym Guibadj, Sara Mehar, Thouraya Bouabaan
Researches on the Multi-ontology based Avionics Electronics Systems Software Requirements Elicitation Method
Xuan Hu, Yichen Wang, Liu Bin, Minyan Lu

Fast Abstracts

Michel Cukier

Minimally Invasive Data Concealment in NTFS
Xiashen Gu, Hengming Zou
Operational Profile-based Test Suite Generation using a Genetic Algorithm
Tomohiko Takagi
Software Reliability Assessment for a Gearbox Controller by Analysis of Operating Experience
Sven Sohnlein, Francesca Saglietti
Estimation of Software Testing Effort: An Intelligent Approach
Praveen Srivastava
Business Rules Separation and Reuse Using MDA, OWL and AspectJ
Jaguaraci Silva, Luciano Barreto
Early Software Reliability Prediction Using ANN for Process Oriented Development at Prototype Level
Kovur Krishna Mohan
Application of Virtual Machine in Embedded Software Simulation Testing (Paper not available in the proceedings)
Yongfeng Yin
Verification of Safety-Critical Software Requirement Based on Petri-Net Model Checking
Ma Ning, Bao Xiaohong, Li Zhen, Haifeng Li
Random Testing with Dynamically Updated Test Profile
Kai-Yuan Cai, Hai Hu, Changhai Jiang, Feng Ye
Comparative study on threat identification techniques for dependability requirements
Christian Raspotnig
Survivability Model for Voice over Internet Protocol using Markov Regenerative Process
Resham Vinayak, Dharmaraja Selvamuthu
A User Friendly Software Reliability Analysis Tool based on Development Process to Iteratively Manage Software Reliability
Myungmuk Kang, Taewan Gu, Jongmoon Baik
A Resource Allocation Framework for the Predictable Continuity of Mission-Critical Network Services
Rajiv Kumar, Krishna Gopal, G.L. Pahuja
Software Testing Technique Based on an Extended Pushdown Automaton for Undo/Redo Functions
Tomohiko Takagi
Control theoretic approach for the Reduction of RTT in a distributed system
Manjunath Iyer, Shyam VasudevRao
Software Assurance Arguments vs. Formal Mathematical Arguments – A Complementary Role
Ibrahim Habli, Zoe Stephenson
Integrating the content security with the QoS in data networks
Manjunath Iyer, Selva Palaniyappan, Narendranath Udupa
Data Network performance modeling and control through prediction feedback
Manjunath Iyer, Shyam VasudevRao
OS Driver Test Effort Reduction via Operational Profiling
Constantin Sarbu, Stefan Winter, Nachiappan Nagappan, Neeraj Suri
Impact of Error Models on OS Robustness Evaluations
Stefan Winter, Constantin Sarbu, Andréas Johansson, Neeraj Suri
A Test Generation Algorithm for 3-Way Software Testing
Soumen Maity
Using software health and quality indicators
Janusz Sosnowski
Constrained Covering Arrays: Resolving invalid level combination constraints
Joseph Morgan
Micro Process Adherence for Delivering Reliable Software
Vibhu Sharma, Vikrant Kaulgud
Effective Unit test Design and Automated Debugging
PVR Murthy
A Study on SFMEA method for UML-based Software
Hong Zhang

PC History

List of ISSRE program committee members in the past few years. The list is not complete, but close.

Aad van Moorsel Adam Porter Aditya Mathur Aditya Nori
Adolf Grauel Ajay Kshemkalyani Alain Faisandier Alan Hartman
Alberto Endres Alberto Pasquini Alex Orso Allen Nikora
Amit Paradkar Ana Milanova András Pataricza Andréas Johansson
Andreas Zeller Andy Podgurski Ann Miller Anne-Marie Lapassat
Anneliese Andrews Anthony Rivers Arnaud Gotlieb Atanas Rountev
Avik Sinha Ben Liblit Benoit Baudry Bernd Freimut
Bev Littlewood Bill Everett Bill Farr Björn-Axel Gran
Bob Binder Bob Horgan Bob Stoddard Bojan Cukic
Bonnie Ray Brendan Murphy Brian Malloy Brian Robinson
Bruno Lague Carlton University Carol Smidts Cemal Yilmaz
Chandra Kintala Claes Wohlin Connie Heitmeyer Corina Pasareanu
Dan Siewiorek Daniel Jeske Daniele Jeske Darko Marinov
Dick Hamlet Dieter Rombach Dolores Wallace Doo-Hwan Bae
Ed Allen Eduardo Fernandez Elaine Weyuker Eric Wong
Erik Arisholm Erol Gelenbe Falk Fraikin Farnam Jahanian
Farokh Bastani Fevzi Belli Francesca Saglietti Frank Ackerman
Frank Tip George Knafl George Stark Gregg Rothermel
Haim Levendel Hany Ammar Harald Stieber Hareton Leung
Hema Srikanth Henrique Madeira Hiroyuki Okamura Hoang Pham
Hongi Yang Horst Zuse Huimin Lin Ioannis Parissis
J. L. Fernandez Aleman Jacob Abraham Jacob Slonin Jamie Andrews
Jan Tretmans Jean-Claude Laprie Jeff Lei Jeff Offutt
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai Jeffrey Offutt Jeffrey Voas Jenny Li
Jia Zhang Jianjun Zhao Jim Jones Joanne Dugan
John Hudepohl John Kelly John McDermid John Munson
John Musa Jonathan Maletic Jose C. Maldonado Jose Maldonado
Josh Dehlinger Kai-Yuan Cai Kalai Kalaichelvan Kane Kim
Karama Kanoun Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova Keijiro Araki Ken-ichi Matsumoto
Kent Fuchs Kevin Sullivan Kishor Trivedi
Kymie Tan Laurie Dillon Laurie Williams Lawrence Votta
Lee White Linda Rosenberg Linda Wilbanks Lionel Briand
Lora Kassab Lorenzo Strigini Lori Pollack Magnos Martinello
Marc Roper Mariano Belaunde Marie-Claude Gaudel Mark Sherriff
Marty Shooman Mats Heimdahl Matthias Grochtmann Michael Grottke
Michael Lyu Michel Cukier Min Xie Ming Li
Mitsuru Obha Mladen Vouk Mod Marathe Mohamed Kaaniche
Monika Heiner Mukesh Singhal Mustafa Ege Myra Cohen
Nachi Nagappan Naoto Sato Neeraj Suri Nicolas Farcet
Nimal Nissanke Nishith Goel Norman Schneidewind Oliver Jack
Oum-El-Kheir Benkahla Pankaj Jalote Patricia Mangan Per Runeson
Peter Rotella Peter Santhanam Prem Devanbu Purnendu Sinha
Ram Biyani Ram Chillarege Ravi Iyer Richard DeMillo
Richard Torkar Rick Karcich Robert Horgan Robert Swarz
Robert Szabo Robyn Lutz Roger Alexander Roger Sherman
Roy Maxion Rune Winther Ryan McMichael Sachin Garg
Saida Benlarbi Sam Keene Sandro Morasca Sara Sprenkle
Sarah Sprenkle Sebastian Elbaum Sergiy Vilkomir Shaoying Liu
Shari Lawrence Pfleeger Sherif Yacoub Shigeru Yamada Sid Dalal
Sreedevi Sampath Sriram Rajamani Stefan Christiernin Stephen Yang
Steve Kan Steven W Hunter Sudipto Ghosh Swapna Gokhale
Sy-Yen Kuo T.H. Tse T.Y. Chen Tadashi Dohi
Taghi Khoshgoftaar Tao Xie Tim Klinger Tim Menzies
Timothy Chou Timothy Tsai Tom Zimmerman Veena Mendiratta
Vibhu Sharma Walcelio Melo Walter Baziuk Wendel Jones
Wes Masri Will Snipes William Farr Wing Kwong Chan
Wolfgang Ehrenberger Xiangyu Zhang Yashwant Malaiya Yennun Huang
Ying-Hua Min Yoshiro Tohma Yvan Labiche Yves Crouzet
Yves Le Traon


The primary goal of a tutorial is to deliver accelerated education in a specific topic. A tutorial is delivered by an expert in the field who not only knows the theory but can also provide cookbook methods, techniques, tools, examples, demos so the attendee can apply the newly acquired knowledge in his/her workplace. An attendee is generally not an expert in the topic but is curious to know if it is of relevance and if it is, how it can be applied to his/her work. For ISSRE 2010 we want to develop tutorials that are in keeping with the needs of the local software engineering community. To this end, the Industrial Committee will try to establish a set of interests by connecting with several industries and universities. As we develop a list of interested topics we will post them on this website, and solicit tutorial proposals. The time line for this is being worked on. One should expect that by May or June of this year, we should have a good idea from a needs perspective. In the meanwhile, do not hessitate to connect with the Industry chair with your ideas for Tutorials. We will formally open a submission process around May 2010. Some examples of tutorials:

Format for proposal submission:

Proposal Title

Name, Affiliation, email, homepage
Short Abstract
Duration: 1/2 day or 1 day
Areas of Applicability (development, test, security testing, secure code analysis, root cause analysis, other)
Outcomes: Completing this tutorial will help you to:
Target audience (developers, quality leads, operations managers, architects, etc.)
About the Instructor

See for examples from last year.


Sunita Chulani ( and
Yuecel Karabulut (

Industry Practices

Industry Practices Presentation Submission : August 1st, 2010 (Updated)

Industry Practices Submission Acceptance Notification : September 2010

The objective of the Industry Practice program is to establish a meaningful dialog among software practitioners and with software engineering researchers on the results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned associated with applying software development practices in various environments. The Industry Practice presentations will provide accounts of the application of software engineering practices (which may be principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes, testing techniques etc.) to a specific domain or to the development of a significant software system.

We seek submissions of presentations by authors in the software engineering community on industry relevant topics in technology, tools and practices related to software development, reliability, safety, security, availability, and dependability.

Submissions can either be a draft of the presentation or a detailed 1-2 page description of the presentation (submissions lacking details will not be accepted). Typically this will contain:

a problem definition and its importance
any potential solution tried to address the problem
analysis of the results of applying the solution to the problem
We list a few areas that are of current interest as suggestions for Case studies

Development: Software failure mode analysis, SW defect prediction, use of techniques such as (static analysis, code reviews, unit testing), defect classification and root cause analysis, remedies based on root cause, effectiveness of remedies, reliability of SW produced using various development methodologies like waterfall, agile, extreme etc.
Metrics: Defect density, different kinds of bugs per KLOC, reliability improvement achieved with different development and test techniques, measured availability, user perception studies
Testing: Test automation, log file analysis, test platforms, automatic test case generation, code coverage, prioritization and targeting of tests, estimating remaining defects and when to stop testing, HW and SW fault insertion testing, techniques for performance testing,
Safety and Security: Attack surface measurement, source code or binary static analysis for security, fuzzing tests, Safety considerations and proofs of safe operation.
Review Process The presentations will be reviewed by the Industry Program Committee and the selected authors will have a chance to present a talk (20 to 30 minutes) at the ISSRE 2010 conference. There is no need to write a paper and the authors only need to submit their presentation (PowerPoint or PDF format) for publication in the conference proceedings. The maximum number of slides in the presentation is 20 pages.

Industry Practices Final Presentations due: TBD

Example Topics Please look at some of the examples from past years. These give an idea of the type of contribution that is desired - depth, length, and format. ISSRE 2009 - Industry Program

Research Papers

Research Paper Abstract Submission: May 03, 2010
Full Research Paper Submission: May 10, 2010, May 23, 2010, Closed
Research Paper Notification: August 2010

The 21st annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2010) is focused on innovative techniques and tools for assessing, predicting, and improving the reliability, safety, and security of software products. ISSRE also emphasizes industrial relevance and rigorous empirical studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: