WoSoCer 2019

The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Software Certification

Co-located with the ISSRE 2019 conference

28-31 October 2019, Berlin, Germany

Important Dates

July 28, 2019: Paper submission

August 25, 2019: Paper notification

September 8, 2019: Camera ready

October 28 - 31, 2019: Workshop

Program Chair

Luigi De Simone, Federico II U. of Naples, Italy

Steering Committee

Homa Alemzadeh, University of Virginia, USA

Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Roberto Natella, Federico II U. of Naples, Italy

Nuno Silva, CRITICAL Software S.A., Portugal

Program Committee (TBD)


Call for Papers

The WoSoCer workshop is a forum to discuss novel solutions for the assessment and certification of software in critical systems, and to promote their adoption through industrial and academic research projects.

We welcome contributions related to any area of critical software systems and certification. In addition, this edition of the workshop encourages contributions to a special theme currently of high relevance: the certification for railway software systems of the future (including automatic train operation, predictive maintenance, railways software security, etc.).

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Certification and assurance of systems and services
  • Certification of software for emerging technological trends, including dynamic, autonomic, large-scale, and distributed systems
  • Certification of third-party components, software reuse, and open-source software across systems and services
  • Certification and best practices of software development processes in safety- and security-critical domains
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of system dependability and resilience
  • Economics of certification and standards
  • Adoption of emerging technologies and best practices in safety- and security-critical domains
  • Open issues, practical experiences, and real-world case studies
  • Cross-fertilization between safety and security certification and standards

Since 2011, WoSoCer has been a satellite event of the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), a premier conference that emphasizes both academic excellence and industry impact.

Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be included in a supplemental volume of the ISSRE conference proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society on IEEE Xplore.

Submission Guidelines

We invite original research papers discussing ideas and novel approaches in the area of software certification and dependability.

Papers must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file through the EasyChair website: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=issre2019

The page limit papers is up to 8 pages. Both full-length and short papers (e.g., papers reporting ongoing projects and prospective ideas, up to 4 pages) are welcome. Papers must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines. We recommend that you embed fonts whenever possible to improve portability. We also strongly recommend you print the file and review it for integrity (fonts, symbols, equations, etc.) before submitting it. Papers that exceed the page limits specified above, are outside the scope of the workshop, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by program committee members, with the objective of having at least three reviews for each paper. The best papers will be accepted and included in the workshop program according to the following criteria: relevance of the addressed topic to the scope of the workshop; novelty of the proposed contribution; technical relevance and practicality of presented ideas; relevance of case studies and of results for the industrial community; writing, presentation accuracy and style.

Accepted papers will be published in a supplemental volume of the ISSRE conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, and will appear on IEEE Xplore, provided that at least one author of each accepted paper registers for the ISSRE conference and presents the paper at the workshop.

About the Past Editions of WoSoCer

Please see the following websites for more information about previous editions of WoSoCer, including talks and research papers that have been presented there.