PREVIOUS QSIC CONFERENCES

Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2009   QSIC 2013 was held in Nanjing, China on July 29–30, 2013. It was technically sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. Jian Lv was the General Chair. Arnaud Gotlieb and Zhenyu Chen served as the Program Chairs. The keynote speakers were Mauro Pezze of Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Italy and Magne Jorgensen of Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. 78 submissions from 22 countries and regions were received. 19 regular papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 24%. In addition, The Symposium on Engineering Test Harness (TSETH 2013), the Workshop on Testing and Verification of Embedded Computing Systems (TVECS 2013), the Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Developments (QUAMES 2013), and the Workshop on Software Quality Assurance of Healthcare System and Embedded System (SQHE 2013). were also held. The Proceedings of QSIC 2013 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference have been invited for extension and after further peer review, will be published in a Special Issue of Software: Practice and Experience.

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QSIC 2012   QSIC 2012 was held in Xi'an, China on August 27–29, 2012. It was technically sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. Chaochen Zhou was the General Chair. Antony Tang and Henry Muccini served as the Program Chairs. The keynote speakers were Mary Jean Harrold of Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and Philippe Kruchten of University of British Columbia, Canada. 74 submissions were received. 13 regular papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 17.6%. In addition, 19 short papers were selected. An International Workshop on Embedded System Software Development and Quality Assurance were also held. The Proceedings of QSIC 2012 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference were invited for extension and published in a Special Issue of Science of Computer Programming.

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QSIC 2011   QSIC 2011 was held in Madrid, Spain on July 13–14, 2011. It was technically sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. Manuel Nunez was the General Chair. Rob Hierons and Mercedes G. Merayo served as the Program Chairs. The keynote speakers were Mark Harman of University College London, UK and T.Y. Chen of Swinbourne University of Technology, Australia. 80 submissions were received. 21 regular papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 26%. In addition, The 1st Workshop on Formal Methods in the Development of Software was also held. The Proceedings of QSIC 2011 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference were invited for extension and published in a Special Issue of Information and Software Technology.

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QSIC 2010   QSIC 2010 was held in Zhangjiajie, China on August 14–15, 2010. It was technically sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. Xicheng Lu was the General Chair. Ji Wang, W.K. Chan, and Fei-Ching Kuo served as the Program Chairs. The keynote speakers were Paola Inverardi of University of L'Aquila, Italy and Hans van Vliet of Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands. 121 submissions from 27 countries and regions were received. 20 regular papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 16.5%. In addition, 21 short papers and 11 emerging track papers were selected. Three workshops, namely, the 1st International Workshop on Program Debugging (IWPD 2010), the International Workshop on Quality of Service-Based Systems (QSBS 2010), and the 1st International Workshop on Embedded System Software Development and Quality Assurance (WESQA 2010) were also held. The Proceedings of QSIC 2010 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference were invited for extension and, after further peer review, were published in a Special Issue of Software: Practice and Experience.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2009   QSIC 2009 was held in Jeju, Korea on August 24–25, 2009. It was technically sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. Doo-Hwan Bae, President of Software Engineering Society, KIISE was the General Chair, and Byoungju Choi served as the Program Chair. The keynote speakers were David L. Parnas of McMaster University, Canada and D. Ross Jeffery of University of New South Wales, Australia. 100 submissions, were received. 28 regular papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 28%. In addition, 31 submissions were accepted as short papers. An International Workshop on Data Quality for Software Engineering was also held. The Proceedings of QSIC 2009 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference were invited for extension and, after further peer review, was published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and Software.

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QSIC 2008 was held in Oxford, UK on August 12-14 2008. Marie-Claude Gaudel was the General Chair and Hong Zhu was the Program Chair. The keynote speakers were Lionel C. Briand of Simula Research Laboratory and Rob Hierons of Brunel University. 73 submissions from 18 countries were received. 22 papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 30%. In addition, 23 submissions were accepted as short papers. The conference also hosted the 3rd International Workshop on Integration of Software Engineering and Agent Technologies (ISEAT 2008). The Proceedings of QSIC 2008 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference were invited for extension and, after further peer review, was published in a Special Issue of Information and Software Technology.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2007   QSIC 2007 was held in Portland, Oregon, USA on October 11–12, 2007. C.V. Ramamoorthy was the General Chair, and Aditya Mathur and W. Eric Wong served as the Program Co-Chairs. The keynote speakers were Edward A. Lee of University of California, Berkeley and S. Heddaya of Microsoft. 92 submissions from 29 countries were received. 24 regular papers were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 26%. In addition, 25 submissions were accepted as short papers. An International Workshop on Software Test Evaluation was also held. It included six regular papers and one position paper. The Proceedings of QSIC 2007 was published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers of the main conference were invited for extension and, after further peer review, was published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and Software.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2006   QSIC 2006 was held in Beijing, China on October 27–28, 2006. Huimin Lin was the General Chair and Hong Mei was the Program Chair. The keynote speakers were Jeff Kramer of Imperial College London, Gregg Rothermel of University of Nebraska, and Xiaohan Liao of The Ministry of Science and Technology, China. 181 submissions were received, covering a large variety of topics in software testing, methods and tools, formal methods, and so on. 51 papers, representing a 28% acceptance rate, were included in the Proceedings of QSIC 2006 published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected authors were invited to submit extended versions of their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. After rounds of rigorous reviews and revisions, four papers were finally accepted for the Special Issue on Quality Software in 2007.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2005   QSIC 2005 was held in Melbourne, Australia on September 19–20, 2005. Douglas G. Mitchell was the General Chair, and Kai-Yuan Cai and Atsushi Ohnishi served as the Program Co-Chairs. The keynote speaker was Mary Lou Soffa of University of Virginia. 130 submissions from 23 countries and regions were received, covering a large variety of topics in modeling, analysis, and control of software complexity, uncertainty, and quality. 37 papers, representing a 28% acceptance rate, were included in the Proceedings of QSIC 2005 published by IEEE Computer Society. For the first time in the history of QSIC, four satellite international workshops were also held, covering grid and peer-to-peer based workflows, services engineering, education and training for quality software engineering, and the integration of software engineering and agent technology. The authors of six selected papers were invited to submit extended versions of their work for consideration for a special issue of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. After further rounds of reviews, five papers were selected for the Special Issue on Quality Software in 2006.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2004   QSIC 2004 was held in Braunschweig, Germany on September 8–9, 2004. Herbert Weber was the General Chair, and Hans-Dieter Ehrich and Klaus-Dieter Schewe served as the Program Co-Chairs. The keynote speakers were David Harel of Weizmann Institute of Science and Anne Sølvberg of The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The conference attracted submissions from twenty-four countries. Twenty-three full papers, three short papers and four experience reports were accepted in the Proceedings of QSIC 2004 published by IEEE Computer Society. QSIC 2004 included a special focus: information systems. The proceedings explored software quality, software testing, formal methods and applications, methods and tools, the software development process, conceptual modeling, distributed and web-based information systems, the evaluation of software products and components, and applications. Selected papers were invited for extension and, after further peer review, published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and Software in 2006.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of QSIC 2003   The year 2003 marked the evolution of the conference from an Asia-Pacific-based regional event to a major international forum. This was reflected in the changing of the conference name from APAQS to the 3rd International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2003), which was held in Dallas, Texas, USA on November 6–7, 2003. Stephen S. Yau was the General Chair, and Huimin Lin and Hans-Dieter Ehrich served as the Program Co-Chairs. The keynote speakers were Joseph A. Goguen of University of California, San Diego and Bhavani Thuraisingham of National Science Foundation. A total of 180 submissions from 28 countries had been received. 40 regular papers were selected, representing a 22% acceptance rate. 9 experience reports and 5 short papers were also presented. The Proceedings of QSIC 2003 was published by IEEE Computer Society. The extended versions of five selected papers were published in a Special Issue of Information and Software Technology in 2004.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of APAQS 2001   APAQS 2001 was held on December 10–11, 2001 in Hong Kong. Ngok Lee was the General Chair, and T.Y. Chen and Y.T. Yu served as the Program Co-Chairs. The keynote speakers were C.V. Ramamoorthy of University of California, Berkeley and Ray Paul of Department of Defense, USA. The conference attracted submissions from twenty-five countries. Thirty-four full papers, nine short papers and seven experience reports were accepted in the Proceedings of APAQS 2001 published by IEEE Computer Society. The conference was well received by more than 110 international delegates. The extended versions of four selected papers were published in a Special Issue of Information and Software Technology in 2002.

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Click to enlarge the cover of the Proceedings of APAQS 2000   APAQS 2000 was held in Hong Kong on October 30–31, 2000. W.H. Tang was the General Chair, and T.H. Tse and T.Y. Chen served as the Program Co-Chairs. The keynote speakers were Stephen S. Yau of Arizona University and K.H. Lau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The conference was well attended by more than 90 delegates from various parts of the world. Submissions were received from over twenty countries from both within and outside the Asia-Pacific region. Thirty-three quality papers were selected by an international program committee. The Proceedings of APAQS 2000 was published by IEEE Computer Society. The extended versions of four selected papers were, after rigorous reviews, published in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering in 2001.

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ABOUT THE QSIC LOGO

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Bullet    The letters are formed by ticks, the usual symbol of quality assurance. Ticks
Bullet    The logo also symbolizes the movement towards quality and integration Movement towards quality and integration
Bullet    The acronym "QSIC" reminds us of the high quality and strength of Cu-SiC, a ceramic reinforced metal.

Bullet    The QSIC logo was designed by Prof. T.H. Tse.