The International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC) is a leading biennial scientific conference that gathers experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and approaches regarding all quality aspects in ICT systems engineering and management. The forum is dedicated to a live discussion on how to further the state-of-the-art and define future directions, as well as to disseminate advanced new methods, techniques and tools.

QUATIC 2018 follows the tradition of this conference, already at its 11th edition, inviting practitioners and researchers to submit technical papers reporting original research and experience results in all topics and sub-fields of Quality in ICT process, product and applications domains, as well as sharing practical studies. The conference is organized into several thematic tracks that serve as dedicated discussion venues on focused topics of interest. Specifically, the next edition includes an exciting set of eleven tracks, mixing well-established traditional QUATIC topics and newly proposed tracks covering break-through research challenges, among which authors can certainly find the discussion venue that best suits their field:

The conference will also have a Business Day to foster the dissemination of best practices and to allow a lively discussion of hot topics and quality concerns in specific application domains. During the Business Day conference sponsors will share their knowledge and promote hands-on contact with new tools.

Another event, SEDES, will bring together Software Engineering PhD students to present and discuss their work.

Proceedings publication

As in the previous editions, papers accepted at the Thematic Tracks will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Previous editions have been published by CPS (from 2007 onward), and CEUR (until 2004) and are included in IEEEXplore, Scopus/Elsevier, ACM Digital Library, and DBLP. The American Society for Quality has partnered with QUATIC in the publication of special issues in the Software Quality Professional journal. Additionally, there is also an open call for the special issue, in the same topics of the conference, in the Springer's Software Quality Journal.

Important dates

  • Paper submission: Friday, May 4th, 2018 (extended)
  • Author's notifications: Friday, June 1st, 2018
  • Camera ready submission: Friday, June 22, 2018

Paper submission instructions

Authors should submit through EasyChair a PDF version of their paper. Full Papers must be in CPS format and not exceed 9 pages, including figures, references, and appendices. Work In Progress (WIP) works with relevant preliminary results are limited to 4 pages. Submissions must be original and will be reviewed by the Track Program Committee. Accepted papers will be included in the electronic proceedings of QUATIC’2018 published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS), subject to one of the authors registering for the conference. The authors of the best papers of this thematic track will be invited to present their papers at the main track of the conference for the wider audience.

No-Show Policy

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the papers and posters in the conference proceedings. It is mandatory a different registration per accepted paper, even if the same author presents different accepted papers. An author attending QUATIC must present the paper. This is a requirement for all accepted papers to be included in the proceedings. No-show of scheduled papers (of any cathegory) will result in excluding them from the proceedings