[ecoop-info] Fwd: Testing Tools Track, ICST 2013, CALL FOR PAPERS

Jacques Klein jacques.klein at uni.lu
Wed Sep 26 12:06:30 CEST 2012

         CALL FOR PAPERS  - Testing Tools Track

   6th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing,
                  Verification, and Validation
                           (ICST 2013)

                  March 19-21, 2013, Luxembourg


- Submission start
  September 17, 2012
- Submission end
  December 4, 2012
- Notification of acceptance
  On the fly

For the first time ICST will include a Tools Track, which welcomes
articles focused on testing testing and verification tools.   This
track allows researchers and practitioners to present and demonstrate
tools in a special track of ICST and publish a 3-8 page article in
the proceedings of the conference.  Tools Track submissions will be
evaluated by a special program committee composed of leading
researchers and practitioners with experience developing and using

The content of the submission is expected to be previously unpublished
and focused on technical and social aspects of tool development,
deployment and adoption.   The presentations at the conference are
expected to include at least 10 minutes of a live tool demonstration.
As such, submissions are encouraged to include a one-page Appendix
that describes the plan for the live demonstration.  Descriptions of
novel algorithmic advances or empirical evaluations are not in scope.
Claims about the effectiveness of tools should be supported by
citations to peer-reviewed publications.  Submissions describing
commercial tools are welcome.

Submissions will be evaluated based on:
- Whether the tool solves significant research and engineering challenges.
- Innovation (the tool is the result of research or can be compared to
research prototypes in terms of conceptual complexity).
- Usability and demonstrability (through open source, as trial
versions, or as demos).
- Quality of the presentation (summarizing the principles on which the
tool relies and explaining the main challenges in a comprehensive
- Presentation of lessons learned targeted at researches and
practitioners looking to develop or adopt similar tools.

The Testing Tools track will accept tools at several stages of maturity:
promising research prototypes, widely used research tools, commercial
tools issued by research.

All submissions must be performed through:

- Manuel Oriol, ABB Corporate Research, CH and University of York, UK
- John Penix, Google, USA

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