Note: The Scientific Track is conducted entirely in English.
The 16th Software Quality Days (SWQD 2024) conference and tools fair is one of the largest software quality conferences in Europe. The conference is also one of the premier events fostering industry-academia collaboration. It includes a scientific program on research and industry experience, bringing together researchers and practitioners from business, industry, and academia working on quality assurance, quality management and testing for software and information technology.
The conference’s guiding topic for 2024 will be "Software Quality as a Foundation for Security".
The keynote related to this topic will be provided by Prof. Laurie Williams from North Carolina State University, renowned for her outstanding expertise and groundbreaking contributions in the field of software security.
|Paper Submission:||until November 17th, 2023|
|Notification of accepted/rejected papers:||January 12th, 2024|
|Camera-ready paper for Springer Publication:||February 2nd, 2024|
High software and systems quality are critical success factors in engineering reliable and sustainable solutions that benefit users and customers. Quality has to be understood in its broadest sense, encompassing product, process and service quality with a wide range of different quality attributes and requirements as well as related quality assurance and management activities throughout all phases of software and systems development.
We welcome contributions about all topics related to software and systems quality, with particular interest - but not limited to - this year’s overall conference theme on "Software Quality as a Foundation for Security".
- Quality management in software and systems engineering
- Methods and tools for constructive and analytical quality assurance
- Testing of software and software-intensive systems
- Process improvement for development and testing
- Automation in quality assurance and testing
- Domain specific quality issues such as embedded, medical, automotive systems
- Requirements engineering and management
- Continuous integration, deployment, and delivery
- Project and risk management
- Metrics and measurement for products, processes, projects
- Applications of AI and machine learning for software and systems quality
- Fuzzing and security testing
- Secure coding, software engineering and system design
- Detection and prevention of vulnerabilities and security threats
- Privacy and data protection
- Trust and certification for AI-based systems
- Protection of software and intellectual properties
The main scientific program of SWQD 2024 conference accepts two types of submissions. In both categories, papers demonstrating practical relevance and evaluations in a practical setting will be preferred.
Technical Research Papers
should describe novel and sound research on topics related to software and systems quality. They should describe an original contribution to the field or a significant improvement of an existing solution. Papers should also be clear about its contributions with respect to related work and to previous work by the authors. It must provide (empirical) validation of the proposed solution, e.g., a proof-of-concept, and sound arguments that the solution will scale to real-world problems. Results must be stated clearly so that others can further validate them in later research.
Industrial Experience Papers
should describe significant observations, insights and experience about real-world applications related to software and systems quality. Papers should carefully identify and discuss important lessons learned so that other researchers and/or practitioners can benefit from this experience. Authors should clearly describe the real-world context (system, project, team/organization, applied tools and technologies, etc.) and provide empirical evidence supporting the experience and derived conclusions.
The language of the scientific program is English. All submissions to the scientific program will be rigorously reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee on their scientific merit, practical relevance, and alignment with conference topics. Papers must contain original unpublished work that must not have been previously published or submitted for review elsewhere.
Best Paper Awards
The SWQD 2024 conference will provide best paper awards in both categories, i.e., technical research papers and industrial experience papers.
Papers must be submitted in PDF format (selecting the category technical research or industrial experience) via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swqd2024
Submissions to the main scientific program must adhere to the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) format, since accepted papers are planned to appear in the conference proceedings published in the research publication series Springer LNBIP https://www.springer.com/series/7911.
Papers may be accepted as regular full or short papers.
- Full Papers: should be 15-20 pages (in Springer LNBIP proceedings format)
- Short Papers: should be 8-12 pages (in Springer LNBIP proceedings format)
For inclusions in the proceedings, accepted papers must be personally presented at the Software Quality Days 2024 conference by one of the authors. Note: The presenting author can participate free of charge at the conference. Additional authors/presenters can participate at a discounted fee.