- The conference hotel has free wireless Internet access available - hotel guests without a wireless card can borrow one from the hotel upon paying a refundable deposit (posted on August 29, 2005)
- The details of how to get to the conference hotel are available in the "Travel and Hotel" page (posted on August 24, 2005)
- The conference program (both QSIC and all Workshops) is now online (posted on August 19, 2005)
- Conference registration form is online. (posted on July 8, 2005)




Software is playing an increasingly important role in our day-to-day life. Unfortunately, software systems often fail to deliver according to promises. It is well known that there are still unresolved errors in many of the software systems that we are using every day.

The aim of the QSIC series of conferences is to provide a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners working on improving the quality of software, to present new results and exchange ideas in this challenging area. It originated as the Asia-Pacific Conference on Quality Software (APAQS). The four preceding conferences were held in 2000 (Hong Kong), 2001 (Hong Kong), 2003 (Dallas, USA), and 2004 (Braunschweig, Germany), respectively, and received overwhelming responses from academia as well as industry. Each conference publishes a proceedings with IEEE Computer Society Press and a post-conference special issue with a recognized internationally journal. More historical information can be found at http://www.cs.hku.hk/~tse/qx05history.html.

QSIC 2005 will be held in Melbourne, Australia. It will adhere to the style of previous conferences. In addition, it will be expanded to include workshops.



QSIC 2005 solicits research papers, experience reports, and workshop papers on various aspects of quality software. See the topics of interests, paper submission guidelines, and workshops. Submissions must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be fully reviewed by at least two reviewers and will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their articles to a Special Issue on Quality Software of International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering .


Topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:

Bullet    Software testing: automation, conformance, strategies, tools, standards, economics, performance and robustness, processes and standards

Bullet Software quality: management and assurance, measurement and benchmarking, review, inspection and walkthrough, reliability, safety and security

Bullet Methods and tools: design tools, testing tools, information systems engineering, quality tools

Bullet Evaluation of software products and components: static and dynamic analysis, validation and verification

Bullet Information and knowledge management: economics of software quality, knowledge engineering

Bullet Formal methods: program analysis, model checking, model construction, formal process models

Bullet Adaptive software: architecture, quality of service, theoretical foundation

Bullet Emerging technology: software for ubiqutous computing, service computing, mobile computing

Bullet Applications: component-based systems, digital libraries, distributed systems, e-commerce, embedded systems, enterprise applications, information systems, multimedia, Web-based systems, safety critical systems


Manuscripts should be typeset in English, and can be submitted as either long papers (within 3000-5000 words, but not exceeding 8 pagess, typeset in fonts no smaller than 10pt with single-line spacing) or short papers (less than 3000 words and no more than 5 pages). The cover page of the manuscript should include:

Bullet    the type of submission (research paper or experience report),

Bullet the title of the paper with 150-word abstract and 3 to 6 keywords,

Bullet three most relevant topics, preferably chosen from the above list of topics of interests,

Bullet the affiliation, correspondence address, email address, phone and fax numbers of each author, indicating the contact author if different from the first author.

Submissions need to be carried out electronically via the web pages available here. Papers must be submitted as PostScript documents that are interpretable by Ghostscript, or in PDF format. In case this requirement is a difficulty please contact the program co-chairs by sending an email.


  April 22, 2005 May 6, 2005 Submission Deadline for Papers
  June 22, 2005 Notification of Authors
  July 22, 2005 Deadline for Camera-Ready Versions
  September 19-20, 2005 Conference


  Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


  Dr Douglas G Mitchell Former Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


  T.H. Tse The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  T.Y. Chen Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  Hans-Dieter Ehrich Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany
  Huimin Lin Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Peter C. Poole Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia
  C.V. Ramamoorthy University of California at Berkeley, USA
  Stephen S. Yau Arizona State University, USA


Program Co-Chairs
  Kai-Yuan Cai Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  Atsushi Ohnishi Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  Doo-Hwan Bae Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  Antonia Bertolino Italian National Research Council, Italy
  Maarten Boasson University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Keith C.C. Chan The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  W.K. Chan The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  Carl Chang Iowa State University, USA
  Jason Chen National Central University, Taiwan
  S.C. Cheung Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  William C.-C. Chu Tunghai University, Taiwan
  Takeshi Chusho Meiji University, Japan
  Bojan Cukic West Virginia University, USA
  Jin Song Dong National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Roger Duke The University of Queensland, Australia
  Jose Fiadeiro University of Leicester, UK
  Kokichi Futatsugi Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  Wolfgang Grieskamp Microsoft Research, USA
  Volker Gruhn Universitat Dortmund, Germany
  Jun Han Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  Xudong He Florida International University, USA
  Brian Henderson-Sellers University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  Ho-Won Jung Korea University, Korea
  Karama Kanoun LAAS-CNRS, France
  Ed Kazmierczak The University of Melbourne, Australia
  Kouichi Kishida Software Research Associates, Japan
  Bodgan Korel Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  Richard Lai La Trobe University, Australia
  Insup Lee University of Pennsylvania, USA
  Shaoying Liu Hosei University, Japan
  Jian Lu Nanjing University, China
  Michael Lyu Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  Aditya Mathur Purdue University, USA
  Hong Mei Peking University, China
  Takako Nakatani SLagoon, Japan
  Jeff Offutt George Mason University, USA
  Amit Paradkar IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  Ray Paul Department of Defense, USA
  Pak-Lok Poon The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  Isidro Ramos Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  Per Runeson Lund University, Sweden
  Motoshi Saeki Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  Klaus-Dieter Schewe Massey University, New Zealand
  Heinz Schmidt Monash University, Australia
  Paul Strooper The University of Queensland, Australia
  Markus Stumptner University of South Australia, Australia
  Tetsuo Tamai University of Tokyo, Japan
  Barrie Thompson University of Sunderland, UK
  Jeffrey Tsai University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  Wei-Tek Tsai Arizona State University, USA
  June Verner University of New South Wales, Australia
  Ji Wang Changsha Institute of Technology, China
  Eric Wong University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  Martin Woodward University of Liverpool, UK
  Min Xie National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Baowen Xu Southeast University, China
  Qiwen Xu University of Macau, Macau
  Hongji Yang De Montfort University, UK
  Y.T. Yu City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  Jian Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Hong Zhu Oxford Brookes University, UK


Organizing Committee Chair
  Yun Yang Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Publicity Chair
  Edmonds M.F. Lau Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  Doug Grant Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  John Grundy Auckland University, New Zealand
  Wilhelm (Willi) Hasselbring Oldenburg University, Germany
  Katsuhisa Maruyama Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  Jun Shen Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  Kang Zhang University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  Chen Zhao Institute of Software, CAS, China
  Zhi Quan (George) Zhou University of Wollongong, Australia



Please direct all enquiries to qsic2005@ict.swin.edu.au



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