In 2015, the SERE conference (IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Reliability) and the QSIC conference (IEEE International Conference on Quality Software) were combined into a single conference, QRS, with Q representing Quality, R for Reliability, and S for Security, sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. This conference provides engineers and scientists from both industry and academia a platform to present their ongoing work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for the development of reliable, secure, and trustworthy systems. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the academic community to become more aware of subject areas critical to the software industry as practitioners bring their needs to the table. The 2017 QRS conference will be held from July 25th to 29th in Prague, Czech Republic. 

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Submission Topics

·Reliability, security, availability, and safety of software systems

·Software testing, verification and validation

·Program debugging and comprehension

·Information and software assurance

·Fault tolerance for software reliability improvement

·Modeling, prediction, simulation, and evaluation

·Metrics, measurements, and analysis

·Secure and reliable storage

·Software penetration and protection

·Software vulnerabilities

·Formal methods

·Malware detection and analysis

·Intrusion detection and prevention

·Operating system security and reliability

·Mobile and smartphone applications

·Internet of things and cloud computing

·Information and knowledge management

·Benchmark, tools, and empirical studies


Submit original manuscripts (not published or considered elsewhere) with the following page maximums: twelve pages (regular papers), eight pages (short papers, workshop papers, and Student Doctoral Program), and two pages (Fast Abstract Track). Each paper should include a title and the name and affiliation of each author. Except for the Fast Abstract Track, each submission should also include a 150- word abstract and up to 6 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings. The first author of a Student Doctoral Program submission must be a student. At least one Best Paper Award with a cash prize will be presented. Detailed instructions for paper submission can be found at

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    Jul 25



    Jul 29


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