[ecoop-info] ICST 2015: Call for Papers to Special Tracks

Bernhard Aichernig aichernig at ist.tugraz.at
Wed Dec 3 12:00:37 CET 2014


Ph.D. Symposium - Testing in Practice Track - Testing Tools Track

8th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, 
Verification and Validation (ICST 2015)

April 13-17, 2015, Graz, Austria


Important Dates

* Ph.D. Symposium
 Paper submission: January 16th, 2015
 Notification: February 5th, 2015

* Testing Tools Track
 Paper submission: February 16, 2015
 Notification: March 9, 2015

* Testing in Practice Track
 Abstract submission: February 23, 2015
 Notification: March 9, 2015

Ph.D. Symposium

As a separate track of ICST, the PhD symposium has four goals: (1) to
provide constructive feedback and guidance to doctoral students who
are performing their dissertation research in the field of software
testing, verification, and validation; (2) to help students aligning
their research interests with the hottest topics of the scientific
community; (3) to develop a supportive community of researchers and
potential collaborators; (4) to help doctoral students interact with
established researchers and practitioners in the field.

A research summary of at most two pages. Your summary must include:
Student name, university or institution, research advisor, and title
(to clarify: The student is the author of this document, and the
advisor is acknowledged); The scientific and technical objectives and
the problem to be addressed by the PhD, with a justification of its
importance; The expected contributions of the PhD research, and its
positioning in the state-of-the-art; Summary of results to date; An
overview of the experimental/empirical evaluation of the proposed

Accepted research summaries will be included in the conference

Ph.D. Symposium Chairs:
Arnaud Gottlieb, SIMULA Research Laboratory, Norway
Sudipto Ghosh, CSU, USA

For further details regarding the process, scholarships, review process, and
format we refer to the conference website:

Testing Tools Track

The ICST Tools Track seeks to bridge the gap between software testing,
verification, and validation practitioners and researchers with a goal
of improving both the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice.

In their submissions of maximal 8 pages, software tool developers
should explain how they deal with the complexity and challenges of
transferring research ideas into practice. At the same time,
researchers are welcome to submit papers in which they describe how
academic research helps tool developers apply new approaches to
solving complex industry problems. Participants of the Tools Track
will be exposed to different techniques, and they will be connected
with potential collaborators. We actively seek quality non-academic
submissions, so that this track enables leading researchers and
practitioners to discuss and solve important problems.

We invite submission that include but not limited to the following areas:

* Transfer of academic approaches into open source or commercial tools
   and sharing lessons learned from this transfer;
* Creation of an innovative tool;
* Description of a significant adoption effort of a verification
   approach with detailed descriptions of the strategies and challenges
   of this adoption effort;
* Description of a working prototype of your research technique, any
   feedback obtained from practitioners and description of the technical
   challenges in developing it.

Testing Tools Chairs:
Andrea Arcuri, SIMULA Research Laboratory, Norway
Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson, Sweden

For further details regarding the format and evaluation of papers, the award, and
how to submit we refer to the conference website:

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Testing in Practice Track

The objective of the Testing in Practice track (TIP) (formerly known
as Industry Practice program) is to establish a fruitful and
meaningful dialog among software practitioners and with software
engineering researchers on the results (both good and bad), obstacles,
and lessons learned associated with applying software development
practices in various environments. The TIP presentations will provide
accounts of the application of software engineering practices (which
may be principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes, testing
techniques etc.) to a specific domain or to the development of a
significant software system. In particular, we are interested in
software development techniques that prevent bugs or detect bugs early
during development in addition to various downstream bug metrics and
reliability growth curves etc. We would like the TIP presentations to
be of interest to software development professionals as well as
software quality groups.

We seek submissions of two pages abstracts by authors in the software
testing community on industry relevant topics in technology, tools and
practices related to software testing, quality, safety, metrics,
reliability, and modeling. The two pages abstracts using the IEEE
style file from ICST 2015 should contain:
* A problem definition and its importance
* Any potential solution tried to address the problem
* Analysis of the results / lessons learned
* Ideally open research questions to be tackled should be raised

In addition, the submission may contain example slides or as much of
the actual presentation as the author wants to submit.

Each accepted presentation will have 15-30 min to present at the main

Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

Testing in Practice Track Chairs:
Mihai Nica, AVL, Austria
Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer, Germany
Thomas Zimmermann, Microsoft Research, USA

For further details regarding the review process and how to submit we
refer to the conference website:


In addition, the following ICST workshops call for contributions:

* 6th International Workshop on Security Testing (SECTEST 2015)
* 10th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation 2015)
* 4th International Workshop on Combinatorial Testing (IWCT 2015)
* 2nd International Workshop on Software Test Architecture (InSTA 2015)
* 10th Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference - Practice and Research
   Techniques (TAIC PART 2015)
* 11th Workshop on Advances in Model Based Testing (AMOST 2015)
* 13th User Symposium on Software Quality, Test and Innovation (ASQT 2015)

Details: http://icst2015.ist.tugraz.at/?page_id=135

Organization of ICST

- General Chair
Franz Wotawa, TU Graz, Austria

- Program Chairs
Gordon Fraser, University of Sheffield, UK
Darko Marinov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

For further details we refer to the conference website:

Dr. Bernhard K. Aichernig, Associate Professor (ao. Univ.-Prof.), IST, TU Graz

Don't miss ICST 2015 in Graz: http://icst2015.ist.tugraz.at 

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