QSIC 2012: Twelfth International Conference on Quality Software

Please consider submitting to the International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2012) in Xi’an, China. I am on the program committee. Please submit your papers by April 23, 2012. The conference will be held on August 27-28, 2012.

Designing and developing software systems that fulfil the requirements of different stakeholders is no simple matter. Quality assurance is required at each phase of the entire development process, starting from requirements elicitation, software architecture design, program design, and the eventual implementation of a system, since they are closely linked with each other. The quality of the artefacts from each development phase impacts on the rest of the system. The theme of QSIC 2012 is Engineering of Quality Systems. Under this theme, there are at least three major dimensions where research and investigations are ongoing. Firstly, quality assurance of artefacts such as software programs and software architecture design. Secondly, quality relationships between software development phases, for instance the quality of requirements and their impact on the quality of software architecture. Thirdly, codification and communication of knowledge and how they impact on software quality.