Call for Papers – Tutorials


Proposals for tutorials

Proposals for quarter day, half a day and full day tutorials are welcome. The organizers will decide the exact dates after all proposals have been reviewed.

The proposals should include the following information:

  • Name and affiliation of the main proposer/organizer (including postal address, phone number, and e-mail address)
  • Name and affiliation of each additional instructor
  • Title
  • Objective, abstract, and duration of the tutorial
  • Outline with approximate timings
  • Target audience: Assumptions about the background of the attendees. Explain why the topic would be of interest for the software reliability community
  • Takeaways: What will the students/attendees learn, and what are the benefits to their job?
  • Track Record: Instructor(s) brief biography, experience, with an emphasis on the appropriateness to present the tutorial.
  • History of the tutorial (if it has been already presented; provide location, approximate attendance, etc.)


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


As usual, it is planned to offer one free registration for a half-day tutorial and two free registrations for a full-day tutorial. Details on this will be added later.


Formatting guidelines

The only acceptable format for submission is PDF.

The maximum length of a tutorial proposal is 4 pages.


Important dates

Proposal submission   July 31st, 2020

Notification                  August 07th, 2020

Click here for important dates.


Submission guidelines

Submit the tutorial proposals via e-mail to both tutorial chairs:

Artur Andrzejak, University of Heidelberg, Germany (

Ilir Gashi, City, University of London, UK (