Seventh International Symposium on Software Quality (SQ 2016)
in conjunction with ICCSA 2016

(The accepted papers of SQ 2016 will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science and extended version of all papers will be invited to publish in several International Journals)



Following the grand success of SQ 2015 (in Banff, Canada), SQ 2014 (in Guimaraes, Portugal), SQ 2013 (in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), SQ 2012 (in Salvador, Brazil), SQ 2011 in conjunction with ICCSA 2011 (in Santander, Spain), and SQ 2009 in ISCIS 2009 (in Middle East Technical University North Cyprus Campus, Cyprus), the Seventh International Workshop on "Software Quality SQ" (SQ 2016) will be held in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2016) on July 4-7, 2016, in  collaboration with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2016

About The Workshop and Topics

This workshop extends discussion of software quality issues in the modern software development processes. It covers all the aspects of process and product quality, quality assurance and standards, quality planning, quality control and software quality challenges. It also covers the frontier issues and trends for achieving the quality objectives. It includes quality management process, role of software metrics, predictor metrics and control metrics, role of measurement in accessing the quality and limitations.

Topics include (related to quality issues) but not limited to:
  1. Software development fundamentals,
  2. Extreme Programming (XP), Agile, Scrum,
  3. Software requirements techniques,
  4. Software testing & QA fundamentals,
  5. Software testing models and approaches,
  6. Software testing tools and frameworks,
  7. Software test design,
  8. Types of software maintenance,
  9. Software maintenance process models,
  10. Software maintenance standards,
  11. Software maintenance tools
  12. Software Reviews (SR)
  13. Software Metrics (SM)
  14. Software Process Assessment (SPA)
  15. Software Process Improvement (SPI)
  16. Software Standardization and Certification

SQ: 2016 invites you to submit your work that describes original and significant contribution in all above mentioned area of software engineering processes. The paper submitted to SQ 2016 must not be submitted elsewhere either in conference or journal. Papers selected after peer review will be included in the conference proceedings and presented orally at the conference.


All contributions will be peer reviewed and will be judged on their quality and relevance. The accepted papers for SQ 2016 will be published in Proceedings of ICCSA by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Please note that one of the author's of the accepted paper must register for the conference and should present the paper in conference. The selected, extended and modified version of accepted paper will also be invited for the publication in a reputed International Journal.

Special Issues and papers of SQ 2016:

In several countries, conference papers are not considered in evaluation of academic performances. In this point of view, we have decided to publish the extended version of all papers in SQ 2016 in special issues of several international journals.

  1. International Journal of Physical Sciences - http://www.academicjournals.org/ijps/Editors.htm
  2. International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IJSSCI)                             http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-software-science-computational/1124
  3. International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) (IGI Global) - http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-open-source-software/1123
  4. International Journal of Human Capital Information - http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-human-capital-information/1152
  5. Covenant Journal of Informatics and Communication Technology (http://journals.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/cjict/#.Un4r8q5hK0w)
  6. Nigerian Journal of technological Research - http://www.njtr.org/
  7. REICIS (www.ati.es/reicis : the unique journal in Spanish(also starting in English) on Software Quality and Engineering  indexed in Latindex, Redalyc, ICYT, DOAJ, e-revistas, Ulrich, etc.)

We plan to publish all the papers of the above workshops in the mentioned journals. The only condition is that the paper should fall under the theme scope and coverage area of the journal. We hope that in the available list of six journals, we will certainly find the place for each paper, since these journals cover most of the areas of software engineering, applications and related areas.


Please submit your paper through ICCSA 2016 conference web-site.

Submission site: http://ess.iccsa.org/cgi-bin/login.py

While submitting to the conference site, please check the track of your submission "Software Quality (SQ 2016)".

Important Dates
Abstract and Full Paper Submission
November 8, 2015 - March 20, 2016
Notification of Acceptance and Early-bird Registration starts
 April 20, 2016
Early-bird Registration ends
May 15, 2016
Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
May 15, 2016
SQ 2016 conference
July 4-7, 2016

Organizing Chair
Prof. Sanjay Misra
Professor of Computer Engineering,
Covenant University
Contact: ssopam@gmail.com

Programme Committee Chair
Dr. Luis Fernandez
Department of Computer Science
University De Alcala, Spain

Programme Committee Members
Y. Wang, University of Calgary, Canada
Mario Fusani,National Research Council of Italy
Daniel Rodríguez, University of Alcalá, Ctra. Barcelona, Spain
Antonio de Amescua Seco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Broderick Crawford, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso, PUCV, Chile
Michel dos Santos Soares, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
V. B. Singh, University of Delhi, India
José Alfonso Aguilar,Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Maxico
Ricardo Soto, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso,Chile
Eduardo Guerra, National Institute of space research, Sao Jose, Brazil
Murat Koyuncu, Atilim University, Turkey
Tolga Pustali, Cankaya University, Turkey
P. Debba, CSIR, South Africa
Cristina Casado Lumbreras, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ibrahim Akman, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey
Marco Crasso, UNICEN University, Argentina
Markus Holopainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Takashi Michikawa, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Japan
Cristian Mateos, UNICEN University, Argentina
Jose Luis Ordiales Coscia, UNICEN University, Argentina
Ajaykumar Sachan, Rajeev Gandhi Technical University, India
Osman Abul, PhD, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey.
Pham Quoc Trung, HCMC University of Technology, HCMC, Vietnam 
Alejandro Zunino, UNICEN University, Argentina
Eudisley Anjos, Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB) - Brazil