Important Dates

Submission -
August 1, 2008

Acceptance Notification -
August 15, 2008

Camera-Ready Copy Due -
August 29, 2008


The goal of the Student papers program is to encourage students to attend ISSRE and present their work, exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners, and get early feedback on their research efforts. This year's Student papers program will continue the successful tradition of awarding student travel grants which are made possible by generous support from industry sponsors.

We invite original papers reporting research and practical results related to reliability, availability and dependability of software and software-based systems. The detailed list of topics can be found in the ISSRE 2008 Call for Papers

Student papers are short technical articles that promote early communication of technical work and allow students to report on work in progress and introduce new ideas to the community. Student papers should not exceed 4 single-column one-and-half spaced pages or 2 two-column pages if the IEEE camera-ready format is used (including all text, figures, and references). The first author of the paper must be a student. Submissions must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. The papers must be submitted electronically, through ISSRE Student paper submission page.

Student papers will be reviewed by the members of the Student paper Program Committee. The selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the technical content of the conference
  • Originality
  • Technical soundness
  • Quality and clarity of the written presentation.
Each accepted student paper will be allotted a maximum of two pages in the ISSRE 2008 proceedings. Each accepted student paper will be awarded one student travel grant which will cover travel expenses and student registration up to specified limits. The recipients of the student travel grants will be required to present their work in a short talk and as a poster during the conference.


Chair: Carol Smidts, Univ of Maryland, USA (smidts.1 AT