IEEE International Workshop on Software Defect Prediction and Analysis (SDPA 2024)


This workshop will provide the scientific and industrial communities with a dedicated forum to present new research, developments, and applications in the field of Software Defect Prediction and Analysis. Dramatic progress has been made to increase software availability, robustness, and security. However, such improvements are often limited by the large number and heterogeneous types of defects, as well as the difficulty of defect detection. More efficient frameworks, models, algorithms, and tools are needed to improve the effectiveness of defect prediction, localization, analysis, and evaluation.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Software defect prediction and metric selection
  • Defect analysis and measurement
  • Machine learning and deep learning-based defect prediction modeling
  • Performance of defect prediction and localization
  • Static and dynamic analysis of security vulnerability
  • Security vulnerability management
  • Vulnerability detection system
  • Requirements traceability and software quality
  • Software verification and validation
  • Cross-project defect management
  • Defect evaluation and prevention
  • Software fault localization
  • Automatic defect repair
  • Defect analysis in machine learning and big data system
  • System business process mining, improvement, and verification
  • Big data analysis and management
  • Social network and recommendation system
  • Network security and management


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at QRS submission.

Each submission can have a maximum of ten pages. It should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 300-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to six pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2024. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay the full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site. Arrangements are being made to publish extended version of top-quality papers in selected SCI journals.


Program Chairs

Zhao Li's avatar
Zhao Li

Guangdong Ocean University

Xiaohong Peng's avatar
Xiaohong Peng

Guangdong Ocean University

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Yi Song

Wuhan University

Program Committee

Name Affiliation
Peng Liang Wuhan University
Yutao Ma Wuhan University
Yihao Li Ludong University
Jianxiao Liu Huazhong Agricultural University
Zheng Li Henan University
Yi Zhao Guangdong Ocean University
Yiwang Huang Tongren University
Jinwei Shen Guangdong Ocean University

Previous SDPA

  • SDPA 2022 - Guangzhou (in conjunction with QRS 2022)
  • SDPA 2021 - Hainan Island (in conjunction with QRS 2021)
  • SDPA 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)