Fast Abstracts

Important Dates

Submission -
August 10, 2008

Acceptance Notification -
August 24, 2008

Camera Ready Copy due -
August 29, 2008


A Fast Abstract is a lightly reviewed, two-page technical article that requires a short talk at the conference. The goal is to promote current work, research, practices, opinions, experiences, and issues. This is an early communication of technical work and does not always require completed results like that of a journal publication. Authors can introduce new ideas to the community or state positions on controversial issues. The history and genesis of Fast Abstracts and past archives can be found at .

Fast Abstracts are an integral and important part of ISSRE. Accepted contributions will be published in the proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering and IEEE Explore. Authors will present a short talk at the symposium. Fast Abstracts sessions have been among the most attended in past ISSRE editions, with contributors as diverse as young students and distinguished members of the community.


Chair: Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA (ghosh AT


Authors should explain the contribution to the field and the novelty of the work, making clear the current status of the work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Reliable model-driven engineering
  • Software test effectiveness
  • Testable model-driven engineering
  • Analysis and prevention of virus attacks
  • Network system reliability
  • Fault-tolerant and robust software
  • Network system security
  • Dependable Web services
  • Internet reliability engineering
  • Survivability of large systems
  • Software reliability models
  • Electronic commerce reliability
  • Software architecture reliability
  • Empirical studies and metrics
  • Secure software engineering
  • Tools and automation
  • Reliability measurement
  • Reliable adaptive and autonomous systems
  • QoS of distributed systems
  • Formal reliability assurance methods
  • Software testing and verification
  • Software safety analysis
  • Reliability and performance of mobile systems

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be lightly reviewed by two to three members of the fast abstracts program committee and final decisions will be made about which submissions to accept for presentation at the conference. Submissions will be evaluated based on the technical merit, relevance, and significance.

Submission Structure

Your paper must conform to the IEEE Format and Submission Guidelines and should not exceed two pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). The results described must be unpublished and should not be under review elsewhere. Each accepted submission will be allotted a maximum of two pages in the final proceedings and must be presented by one of the authors. The final version of accepted papers must conform to the IEEE Format and Submission Guidelines.