[ecoop-info] ICST 2017 Calls for Submissions: Research & Industry Papers, Workshops, Tools Papers/Demos, DS, Contest, Posters

Hironori Washizaki washizaki at waseda.jp
Thu Jul 21 12:14:39 CEST 2016

*Call for Submissions*

ICST 2017 - 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing,
Verification and Validation

13-18 March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

Important Dates
Research Track Papers      Sep. 23, 2016
Software Testing Contest   Sep. 30, 2016
Workshop Proposals         Oct.  7, 2016
Testing Tools Paper Track  Dec.  1, 2016
Doctoral Symposium	     Dec.  2, 2016
Industry Track Papers      Dec. 23, 2016
Tool Demonstrations        Jan. 12, 2017
Posters                    Jan. 29, 2017

ICST - the premier conference in software testing, sponsored by
IEEE CS - is 10 years old! General Chairs, Prof. Atif Memon of the
University of Maryland, USA, and Prof. Yasuharu Nishi of the University
of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan, invite you to join us in Tokyo,
Japan in March 2017 to present, discuss and be inspired at the event
where top minds in software testing research, practice and education
discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and experiences.

Japan, with its focus on product excellence and a strong tradition of
supporting Industry-Academia partnerships, provides the perfect venue
for ICST. Tokyo was ranked first in the "Best overall experience"
category of TripAdvisor's World City Survey. The city also ranked first
in the categories: Helpfulness of locals, Nightlife, Shopping, Local
public transportation and Cleanliness of streets. The Michelin Guide
has awarded Tokyo by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the
world. Tokyo has plenty of cultural and exciting places such as
museums, the sumo wrestling arena, the kabuki theater, and Akihabara

We invite you to help shape ICST 2017 through the submission to one or
more of our many tracks for professional engagement. In particular, we
welcome submissions of technical research papers; practice and
experience papers; tool papers; a software testing tool contest;
proposals for topical workshops; doctoral student research summaries;
posters; and formal tool demonstrations.

*Research Track Papers*

Technical Program Committee Chairs, Ina Schieferdecker of Fraunhofer
FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany, and Hironori Washizaki of Waseda University,
Japan, invite the submission of high-quality research track papers
in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation.
Research track papers should present original and significant work that
advances the state of the art. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

- Testing theory and practice
- Design for testability
- Model-based testing
- Model-driven engineering and testing
- Formal verification and testing, such as model checking
- Software reliability, security, safety, and trustworthiness
- Domain specific testing, such as:
	- Mobile app testing
	- Web-service testing
	- Database testing
	- Embedded software testing
	- Testing concurrent software
	- Testing large-scale distributed systems
	- Testing cloud systems
	- Testing real-time systems
	- Testing data-intensive systems
	- Testing in multi-core environments
- Types of testing, such as:
- Performance and QoS testing
- Security testing including fuzzing
- Conformance and interoperability testing
- Static analysis, code reviews and inspections
- Testing of open source and third-party software
- Testing and analysis tools
- Technology transfer in testing
- Testing education
- Testing in globally-distributed organizations
- Agile/iterative/incremental testing processes
- Testing standards and technologies
- Testing and verification metrics
- Quality assurance
- Empirical studies
- Experience reports

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the ICST
Program Committee. Authors of the best papers presented at ICST 2017
will be invited to extend their work for possible inclusion in a
special issue of Journal of Software Testing, Verification and
Reliability (STVR) (TBD).

Format Research papers must conform to the two-column IEEE conference
publication format. Templates for Latex and Word are available at
; use the letter format templates and the "conference" option (i.e.,
not the Computer Society format).

Papers must be submitted in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages
(+2 pages for references). ICST uses single-blind reviewing, so please
include all author names and affiliations.

We invite submission of research and technical papers that describe
original and significant work in the research and practice of software
testing, verification and validation. Case studies and empirical
research papers are also welcome.

Papers must neither have been previously accepted for publication nor
be under submission in another conference or journal. The ICST 2017
research track accepts only full research papers. Short papers are not
accepted to the research track.

How to submit? Submissions will be handled via EasyChair at

More details at:

*Software Testing Contest*

International Software Testing Contest Chairs, Emil Alegroth of the
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Tanja E. J. Vos of the Open
University in The Netherlands, Kinji Akemine of the NTT DATA
Corporation, Japan, and Shinsuke Matsuki of the Veriserve Corporation,
Japan, invite researchers and practitioners to compete with their
approaches and tools for GUI-based testing to see which is "the best" !
Great prizes can be won! Moreover, the results of the competition will
then be synthesized into a research paper where all participants are
invited as authors! The contest will be performed as an experiment
where each participant shall use a GUI-based test technique, of his or
her choice (Treatment), to identify as many software faults as possible
on a provided application under test (Subject). Any tool or technique
may be used, including static analysis, but some preparation, e.g.
definition of manual or automated test cases, must be performed and
submitted prior to the contest and working diaries should be
maintained. If you have your own tool you are more than welcome to
compete with that! Another possibility is to use an existing tool.

More details at:

*Workshop Proposals*

Workshops Chairs, Myra Cohen of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln,
USA, and Wei Le of the Iowa State University, USA, encourage those
interested in organizing a workshop to submit proposals focusing on all
aspects of software testing, verification, and validation. These will
be IEEE workshops, and organizers have the option of publishing the
proceedings in the IEEE digital library.

More details at:

*Testing Tools Paper Track*

Testing Tools Paper Track Chairs, Domenico Amalfitano of the Universita
degli Studi di Napoli Federico II , Italy, and Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya of
Osaka University, Japan, welcome you to submit papers that describe
how academic research helps tool developers to apply new approaches
for solving complex real industry problems. Novel techniques and tools
will be exposed to the Tools Track participants, which will be
connected with potential collaborators. This track enables leading
researchers and practitioners to discuss how important practical
problems can be solved.

More details at:

*Doctoral Symposium*

Doctoral Symposium Chairs, Anna Rita Fasolino of the Universita degli
Studi di Napoli Federico II ,Italy and Jeff Offutt of the George Mason
University,USA, are organizing the symposium with three 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 develop a supportive
community of researchers and potential collaborators; (3) to help
students interact with established researchers and practitioners in the

More details at:

*Industry Track Papers*

Industry Track Papers Chairs Bao N. Nguyen and Xun Yuan of Google, USA,
want to establish an efficient and meaningful dialogue between software
practitioners and software engineering researchers concerning the
challenges, findings (both positive and negative), encountered
obstacles, and lessons learned on applying software development
practices in various environments.

More details at:

*Tool Demonstrations*

Tool Demonstrations Chairs, Zhenyu Chen of the Software Institute,
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, and Ana Paiva of the University of
Porto, Portugal, want to give the opportunity to the testing community
to show and discuss new advances in testing supporting tools. This is
highly interactive track where researchers and practitioners can
experiment and discuss their tools with the attendees. Demonstrations
will describe novel aspects of early prototypes or mature tools.

More details at:


Posters Chair Pekka Aho of VTT, Finland, wants to provide an
opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present, show-case,
and discuss their most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and
challenges in the field of software testing, verification and

More details at:

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