Call for Papers Industry Track


The objective of the Industry Track program is to establish an efficient dialogue between software practitioners and software engineering researchers concerning the challenges, findings (both positive and negative), encountered obstacles, and lessons learned on software reliability. Of particular interest is information on applying novel software development, verification and validation practices in diverse lifecycle styles, industry sectors, and software types.

The Industry Track papers and presentations will address the application of software engineering practices (which may include work on principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes) to a specific domain or to the development of a substantial software system. In particular, we are interested in techniques that increase system reliability by preventing, detecting or correcting bugs early during the development lifecycle. Also, we are interested in downstream bug metrics and prediction methods.

We expect Industry papers and presentations to be of interest to software development professionals, as well as to software quality and process improvement groups with concrete relation to industrial application.

Best Practice Paper Award

There will be a best paper award given to a paper in the main industry track. All accepted full paper submissions to this track are eligible for the award.

Topics of Interest

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Submission and formatting guidelines

Given the large number of high quality industry papers in the past few years and the success of the Industry track, we have created a new track of "full papers". All accepted papers will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore. Read details below:

There are two different alternatives for ISSRE Industry Track submissions:

  1. Full Four-page papers: This submission will be reviewed by three reviewers giving feedback. Accepted papers will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore.
  2. One-page abstracts: These abstracts (or papers or presentations, if the author wishes) will also undergo similar review as the four-pages papers, but will usually have slightly shorter time to present their topic. Abstracts will appear in the proceedings.

Papers and Abstracts (even if a one-pager) must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines. Papers that exceed the page limits specified below, or are outside the scope of the symposium, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected without review.

The goal is to encourage wide industry participation – in recent years, the ISSRE industry program has expanded and has covered a wide range of topics, including cloud computing, agile development, mobile communications, defect prediction, release management, defect classification, rejuvenation, security, customer experience/satisfaction, availability, social network analysis, big data analysis, and specific reliability concerns of the automotive, aviation, healthcare, telecomm, and other industry sectors.

Submission Page

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Review Process

The abstracts will be reviewed by the Industry Track Program Committee and the selected authors will have a chance to present a talk (20 to 30 minutes) at the ISSRE 2017 conference. At least one author must register to ISSRE and be physically on site in Toulouse to present their contribution.

Important dates

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For further clarifications contact industry track chairs

Sigrid Eldh (Linkedin) Keun Soo Yim
E-mail: sigrid (dot) eldh (@) ericsson (dot) com E-mail: yim (@) google (dot) com