Call for Fast Abstracts


An ISSRE Fast Abstract paper is a lightly reviewed, two-page technical article on new ideas, work in progress, or opinions relevant to Software Reliability Engineering (SRE).

Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics who may not have been able to prepare full papers for ISSRE, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with, or get feedback from, the ISSRE community.

Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstract papers enable their authors to:

  • Summarize work that is not yet complete
  • Put forward novel or challenging ideas
  • Discuss new research trends in SRE
  • State positions on controversial issues
  • Introduce new problems looking for a solution
  • Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems
  • Share lessons learnt from real-world software development, deployment and/or maintenance.

Accepted contributions will be published in the Supplemental Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering and uploaded to IEEE Xplore.



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 would like to put emphasis on the interaction with the audience, in order to seed new ideas and allow for relevant discussion and community feedback.


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: August 3rd, 2020.
  • Notification: August 18th, 2020.
  • Camera Ready Paper: August 25th, 2020


Formatting Guidelines

Manuscripts must be written in English, should be at most two pages in length and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society format (using a 10-point font on 12-point single-spaced leading). The templates are reproduced below for your convenience, and further details can be found here.


LaTex Package (use bare_conf.tex) (ZIP) (TAR.GZ)

Word Template  (DOC)


Submission Guidelines

Each paper must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file. All fonts must be embedded. Authors must submit work not published or submitted elsewhere. Papers are submitted via EasyChair. For further clarifications contact Fast Abstract Co-Chairs.

All papers must be submitted electronically at the following link:

Please make sure to select the track The 31st International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering - Fast Abstracts at the beginning of the submission process.




Fast Abstract Co-Chairs

  • Fumio Machida, University of Tsukuba - JP
  • Regina Lúcia de Oliveira Moraes, UC - PT / UNICAMP - BR


Fast Abstract Program Committee

Damiano Torre, University of Luxembourg

Nicolas Riviere, LAAS – FR

Raul Barbosa, UC – PT

Tania Basso – UNICAMP – BR

Shenglin Zhang – Nankai University – CN

Shinji Inoue – Kansai University – JP


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include development, analysis methods and models throughout the software development lifecycle, and are not limited to:

  • Primary dependability attributes (i.e., security, safety, maintainability) impacting software reliability
  • Secondary dependability attributes (i.e., survivability, resilience, robustness) impacting software reliability
  • Reliability threats, i.e. faults (defects, bugs, etc.), errors, failures
  • Reliability means (fault prevention, fault removal, fault tolerance, fault forecasting)
  • Metrics, measurements and threat estimation for reliability prediction and the interplay with safety/security
  • Reliability of software services
  • Reliability of open source software
  • Reliability of Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Reliability of software dealing with Big Data
  • Reliability of model-based and auto-generated software
  • Reliability of software within specific types of systems (e.g., autonomous and adaptive, green and sustainable, mobile systems)
  • Reliability of software within specific technological spaces (e.g., Internet of Things, Cloud, Semantic Web/Web 3.0, Virtualization, Blockchain)
  • Normative/regulatory/ethical spaces pertaining to software reliability
  • Societal aspects of software reliability