Vol. 65, No. 3, October 2019
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QRS 2019: The 19th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security
The QSIC conference (International Conference on Quality Software) and the SERE conference (International Conference on Software Security and Reliability) were combined in 2015 to create a single conference, QRS, with Q representing Quality, R for Reliability, and S for Security. This year is the 19th edition starting from the inauguration of Asia-Pacific Conference on Quality Software, the predecessor of QSIC, which was first held in Hong Kong in October 2000.
QRS has grown significantly in the last few years. The number of submissions to the regular paper track and the short paper track (not including those to co-located workshops) was between 160 to 200. The acceptance rate for regular papers is between 20 to 23%. The conference gives engineers and scientists from both industry and academia an opportunity to present their ongoing work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for producing reliable, secure, and trustworthy systems. It also helps the academic community better understand the challenges critical to the software industry and propose potential solutions in response to practitioners’ needs, thus creating a win-win situation for both sides.
The conference consists of many components, including:
We would like to specially mention the IEEE International Contest on Software Testing. Its goal is to reduce the gap between the knowledge learned in the classrooms and the standard techniques applied in industry, as well as to provide contestants with a hands-on opportunity to design test cases that satisfy some widely accepted criteria.
QRS 2019 is sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society with additional support from the Sofia University, Bulgaria; the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Bulgaria; the University of Texas at Dallas, USA; and Mooctest, Inc, Nanjing, China.
We would like to thank all the volunteers, authors, and attendees for their valuable contributions and participations to make this conference more successful every year. We also give special thanks to: