Industry Track

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts -
July 14, 2008 (New Deadline)

Acceptance Notification -
August 1, 2008

Final presentations due -
September 1, 2008


Industry Track Committee -
  • Dejan Desovski
  • Mod Marathe
  • Nachi Nagappan
  • Amit Paradkar
  • John Penix
  • Avik Sinha
  • Lynn Weber
  • Liu Yan
  • YuQian Zhou

The objective of the Industry Practice program is to establish a meaningful dialog among software practitioners and with software engineering researchers on the results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned associated with applying software development practices in various environments. The Industry Practice presentations will provide accounts of the application of software engineering practices (which may be principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes, testing techniques etc.) to a specific domain or to the development of a significant software system. In particular, we are interested in software development techniques that prevent bugs or detect bugs early during development in addition to various downstream bug metrics and reliability growth curves etc. We would like the Industry presentations to be of interest to software development professionals as well as software quality groups.

We seek submissions of one page abstract by authors in the software reliability community on industry relevant topics in technology, tools and practices related to software testing, reliability, safety, security, availability, and dependability. Typically this will contain:

  • a problem definition and its importance
  • any potential solution tried to address the problem
  • analysis of the results of applying the solution to the problem

The abstracts will be reviewed by the Industry Program Committee and the selected authors will have a chance to present a talk (20 to 30 minutes) at the ISSRE 2008 conference. There is no need to write a paper and the authors only need to submit a presentation (PowerPoint or PDF format) for publication in the conference proceedings. The maximum number of slides in the presentation is 20 pages. Each accepted submission will be allotted a maximum of ten pages (two slides per page) in the ISSRE 2008 conference proceedings. For those authors who would like to submit a paper for the conference proceedings, they have the option to do so when their abstract is accepted. The final version of accepted papers must conform to the IEEE Format and Submission Guidelines.