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The QSIC series of conferences provide a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners working towards improving the quality of software. It focuses on innovative methodologies, techniques, tools, management and applications in this challenging area, and exchange ideas on them.


The preceding conferences in the series were held over four continents, in Hong Kong; Dallas, USA; Braunschweig, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; Beijing, China; Portland, Oregon, USA; Oxford, UK; and Jeju, Korea. Since 2009, IEEE Reliability Society has been a technical sponsor of the conference.




QSIC 2010 will be held in Zhangjiajie, China, an UNESCO World Natural Heritage famous for its magnificent views. It will be a two-day event to be held on July 14–15, 2010.


QSIC 2010 will include the main conference and co-located workshops. IEEE Computer Society will publish the conference proceedings consisting of carefully reviewed manuscripts accepted by the program committee.


The QSIC series of conference had received overwhelming and very positive response from academia and industry. For every year, the top few articles among the accepted articles were also published, in their extended form, in a special issue of an international, respectful and SCI-indexed archival journal.


Please click here for a printable copy of call-for-papers




Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their articles to a special issue of Software: Practice and Experience.




Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Software testing: automation, conformance, strategies, tools, standards, economics, performance and robustness, processes and standards
  • Software quality: management and assurance, measurement and benchmarking, review, inspection and walkthrough, reliability, safety and security
  • Methods and tools: design tools, testing tools, information systems engineering, quality tools
  • Evaluation of software products and components: static and dynamic analysis, validation and verification
  • Information and knowledge management: economics of software quality, knowledge engineering
  • Formal methods: program analysis, model checking, model construction, formal process models
  • Component software and reuse: requirements engineering, software architecture, middleware and application servers, reflective systems
  • Emerging technology: pervasive computing, service oriented computing, cloud computing, intelligent systems
  • Applications: component-based systems, digital libraries, distributed systems, e-commerce, embedded systems, enterprise applications, information systems, multimedia, Web-based systems, safety critical systems




Submit original papers (not published or submitted elsewhere) including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 8 keywords. The format of your submission must follow the IEEE conference proceedings format.



EasyChair paper submission page for QSIC 2010




We received 121 high quality submissions. Each paper was thoroughly reviewed by at least three PC members. We have accepted 20 full papers at an acceptance rate of 16.5%. We have also accepted 23 short papers and 12 emerging track papers.


At least one of the authors must (a) register for the conference at author rate and (b) present the paper in the conference. The deadline for both camera-ready version and author registration is April 30, 2010. The IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) editor will send an online author kit soon for submitting the camera-ready version. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.


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QSIC 2010 will be held at Wulingyuan International Hotel (ԴʶȼپƵ in Chinese), whose website is http://www.prczjj.com. You may find more information about the conference venue from its website.






  • November 15, 2009: Deadline for workshop/tutorial proposals
  • December 15, 2009: Notification of workshop/tutorial proposals
  • January 4, 2010: Extended deadline for submission of papers
  • March 20, 2010: Notification to authors
  • May 7, 2010: Deadline for camera-ready versions
  • July 14–15, 2010: QSIC 2010 conference




   Prof. Paola Invarardi  

Assessing Dependability for Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems:
Is There a Role for Software Architectures?

Paola Inverardi

Department of Computer Science
University of L'Aquila



Knowledge Sharing in Software Development

Hans van Vliet

Department of Information Management and Software Engineering
Vrije Universiteit
The Netherlands






The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong




Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany

Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

University of Melbourne, Australia

University of California at Berkeley, USA

IEEE Reliability Society

Arizona State University, USA




  • General Chair

    Xicheng Lu


  • Program Chairs

    Ji Wang

    Wing Kwong Chan

    Fei-Ching Kuo


  • IEEE Reliability Society Liaison

    W. Eric Wong


  • Publicity and Publication Chair

    Xiaoying Bai


  • Finance and Registration Chairs

    Yanjun Wen

    Bo Jiang


  • Organizing Chair

    Xiaoguang Mao


  • Local Organizer



National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, China



National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, China

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia



University of Texas at Dallas, USA



Tsinghua University, China



National University of Defense Technology, China

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong



National University of Defense Technology, China


National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, China




Doo-Hwan Bae, KAIST, Korea

Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China

Fevzi Belli, Universität Paderborn, Germany

Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research, USA

Maarten Boasson, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Christof Budnik, Siemens Corporate Research, USA

Kai-Yuan Cai, Beihang University, China

Joao Cangussu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Alessandra Cavarra, Oxford University, UK

Xiaojun Chen, University of Windsor, Canada

S.C. Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Byoungju Choi, Ewha Womans University, Korea

William Chu, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Sam Chung, University of Washington, Tacoma, USA

Bojan Cukic West Virginia university, USA

Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan

Gordon Fraser, Saarland University, Germany

Yuxi Fu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA

Swapna S. Gokhale, University of Connecticut, USA

Arnaud Gotlieb, INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, France

Wolfgang Grieskamp, Microsoft Research, USA

Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Rajiv Gupta, University of California, Riverside, USA

Walter Gutjahr, University of Vienna, Austria

Xudong He, Florida International University, USA

Rob Hierons, Brunel University, UK

Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Pankaj Jalote, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India

Stan Jarzabek, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ross Jeffrey, The University of New South Wales and NICTA, Australia

Moonzoo Kim, KAIST, Korea

Sung Kim, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Victor Kuliamin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

David Kung, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada

Richard Lai, La Trobe University, Australia

Yu Lei, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Jenny Li, Avaya Labs Research, USA

Wenjun Li, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Xuandong Li, Nanjing University, China

Shaoying Liu, Hosei University, Japan

Michael R. Lyu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Xiaoguang Mao, National University of Defense Technology, China

Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Hong Mei, Peking University, China

Atif Memon, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

V. Krshna Nandivada, IBM Research Lab, India.

Tien Nguyen, Iowa State University, USA

Atsushi Ohnishi, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Amit M. Paradkar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Sooyong Park, Sogang University, Korea

Pak-Lok Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Alexander Pretschner, Fraunhofer IESE and TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Gregg Rothermel, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Paul Strooper, The University of Queensland, Australia

Bo Sun, Beijing Normal University, China

Kenji Taguchi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Jeff Tian, Southern Methodist University, USA

Wei-Tek Tsai, Arizona State University, USA

Hasan Ural, University of Ottawa, Canada

Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

Miroslav Velev, Aries Design Automation, USA

Huaimin Wang, National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, China

Qianxiang Wang, Peking University, China

Jun Wei, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

W. Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Franz Wotawa, Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria

Ji Wu, Beihang University, China

Min Xie, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Baowen Xu, Nanjing University, China

Y.T. Yu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Xiangyu Zhang, Purdue University, USA

Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA

Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Mohammad Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada




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For conference participants who take international flights to China, please refer to the websites of Air China or China Southern Airlines for up-to-date flight information. We advice participants to transit at Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou, China from your port of departure, and then change to a domestic flight whose the port of arrival is Zhangjiajie.


Some useful flights around the conference period are listed below.


From To Departure Date (Beijing Time)
July 12 July 13 July 14
Beijing Zhangjiajie CA1359 18:35–20:55 CA1359 18:35–20:55 CA1359 18:35–20:55
CZ3718 13:25–15:55
Shanghai Zhangjiajie FM9341 18:55–20:55 FM9341 18:55–20:55 FM9341 18:55–20:55
MU5371 19:40–21:40 MU5371 19:40–21:40 MU5371 19:40–21:40
MU5367 20:10–22:10 MU5367 20:10–22:10 MU5367 20:10–22:10
Guangzhou Zhangjiajie FM9390 13:40–14:55 FM9390 13:40–14:55 FM9390 13:40–14:55
CZ3381 20:10–21:35 CZ3381 20:10–21:35 CZ3381 20:10–21:35
Changsha Zhangjiajie CZ3984 18:30–19:20 CZ3984 18:30–19:20 CZ3984 18:30–19:20


From To Departure Date (Beijing Time)
July 15 July 16 July 17
Zhangjiajie Beijing CA1360 21:50–23:55 CA1360 21:50–23:55 CA1360 21:50–23:55
Zhangjiajie Shanghai FM9342 21:50–23:40 FM9342 21:50–23:40 FM9342 21:50–23:40
MU5372 22:30–00:15 MU5372 22:30–00:15 MU5372 22:30–00:15
MU5368 23:00–00:45 MU5368 23:00–00:45 MU5368 23:00–00:45
Zhangjiajie Guangzhou FM9389 15:40–17:15 FM9389 15:40–17:15 FM9389 15:40–17:15
CZ3382 22:25–23:55 CZ3382 22:25–23:55 CZ3382 22:25–23:55
Zhangjiajie Changsha CZ3983 06:50–07:40 CZ3983 06:50–07:40 CZ3983 06:50–07:40


The website TravelSuperLink provides useful information about traveling between the United States and China, including discount airfare, travel agents, airfare calendar display, etc.






For information about sightseeing, please visit the website of Zhangjiajie International Tourism Web provided by the Zhangjiajie Municipal Information Center.


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Please direct all QSIC 2010 enquiries to qsic@cs.hku.hk