Call for fast abstracts


The goal of the Fast Abstract track is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in Software Reliability Engineering (SRE) to discuss disruptive and provoking research that challenge the SRE status quo on key topics, open and, believed to be, solved issues.

A fast abstract is a two-page article to 

  • introduce early original ideas targeting problems in both research and industry; 
  • discuss new research trends in SRE; 
  • state bold arguments on controversial issues;
  • report on relevant ongoing experiences and open/solved challenges of SRE; 
  • share lessons learnt from large-scale real-world software development, deployment, and/or maintenance.

The main goal is to have experienced and young researchers as well as practitioners presenting their challenging (even controversial) ideas and positions, and have a discussion within the ISSRE community.

Accepted contributions will be published in the Supplemental Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering and uploaded to IEEE Xplore.

Topics of Interest

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Each presentation is 5-minute long, limited to 10 slides, and followed by a 15-minute group discussion (Q&A) with the participants. The presentation should be a crisp introduction to the topic and the presenter’s expert perspectives on it. We want to put emphasis on the interaction with the audience, in order to seed new ideas and allow for relevant discussion and community feedback.

Formatting Guidelines

Manuscripts must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines, as implemented by the following LaTeX/Word templates:

* LaTex Package (use bare_conf.tex) (ZIP)
* Word Template (DOCX)  

Manuscript length: 2 pages (references included)

Submission Guidelines

Authors must submit work not published or submitted elsewhere. 

Important dates

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Submission Page

Papers are submitted via EasyChair.

All papers must be submitted electronically through the ISSRE 2019 Submission page. On this page, select the track "ISSRE 2019 Fast Abstracts", and click "Continue" to open the submission form.

For further clarifications contact Fast Abstract Chairs

Damiano Torre, University of Luxembourg
Harigovind Ramasamy, IBM, USA

Program Committee

Sallam Abualhaija, University of Luxembourg
Cristina Ruiz Martín, Carleton University, Canada
Huaming Wu, Tianjin University, China
Sahar Kokaly, University of Toronto, General Motors, Canada
Davide Fucci, University of Hamburg, Germany 
Sunint Khalsa, Ericsson Canada