[ecoop-info] CfP: Testing and Debugging of Software Systems - Special Issue of Advances in Software Engineering

Wolfgang Mayer wolfgang.mayer at cs.unisa.edu.au
Tue Mar 13 00:50:19 CET 2012

Testing and Debugging of Software Systems

Special Issue of Advances in Software Engineering
Call for Papers

Testing and debugging incur significant expenditures in the software 
development cycle, which to a large extent is due to the time-intensive 
task of exhaustive testing and the labor-intensive tasks of diagnosing 
and fixing faults (bugs) that cause tests to fail. The efficiency with 
which faults can be diagnosed and repaired directly influences software 
reliability, as in practice only those faults that affect the user most 
can be resolved before the release deadline. Automated testing and 
diagnosis techniques strive to improve this efficiency.

This special issue will focus on automating testing and debugging within 
the software development cycle. We encourage authors to submit 
high-quality, original, and unpublished papers describing new research 
directions or significant articles on all the aspects, both applied and 
theoretical. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Automation of program testing and debugging
Challenges and emerging techniques in program testing and debugging for 
large-scale real-life applications
Static and dynamic analyses for software fault localization and debugging
Impact of program languages and environments on testing and debugging
Impact of program debugging and test case prioritization on regression 
Software risk analysis and fault-proneness prediction
Testing and debugging of concurrent systems 
(parallel/cluster/distributed systems/etc)
Online monitoring and record/replay for program debugging
Tool support for debugging
Empirical studies and benchmarks
Experience reports and industrial best practices
Transitioning from research to practice
Integrating debugging with other software development activities (such 
as testing, verification, and validation)
Approaches to teaching program testing and debugging

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's 
Author Guidelines, which are located at 
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ase/guidelines/. Prospective authors 
should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through 
the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ 
according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due    Friday, 1 June 2012
First Round of Reviews    Friday, 24 August 2012
Publication Date    Friday, 19 October 2012

Guest Editors

Rui Abreu, Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of 
Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Wolfgang Mayer, School of Computer and Information Science, University 
of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Zhenyu Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 
Beijing 100190, China

Wolfgang Mayer

School of Computer and Information Science
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes
SA 5095, Adelaide, Australia
Email: wolfgang.mayer at unisa.edu.au

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