Aims, scope and topics of interest.
Software projects accumulate large sets of test cases, encoding valuable expert knowledge about the software under test to the extent of many person years. Over time the reliability of the tests decreases, and they become difficult to understand and maintain. Extra effort is required for repairing broken tests and for adapting test suites and models to evolving software systems.
The International Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests (VST) is an unique event bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners for exchanging experiences, solutions and new ideas in applying methods, techniques and tools from software analysis, evolution and reengineering to advance the state of the art in test development and maintenance.
The workshop invites high quality submissions related, but are not limited, to:
● Test minimization and simplification
● Fault localization and automated repair
● Change analysis for software tests
● Test visualization and validation
● Documentation analysis
● Bug report analysis
● Test evolution
● Test case generation
● Model-based testing
● Combinations of the topics above
Anywhere on earth.
Abstract submission deadline (extended)
January 15, 2018 AoE
Paper submission deadline (extended)
January 19, 2018 AoE
February 9, 2018
February 22, 2018
Instructions and submission site.
We encourage submissions on the topics mentioned above with a page limit of five pages, IEEE format. Papers will be by reviewed by at least three program committee members following a full double-blind review process. Paper selection is based on scientific originality, novelty, and the potential to generate interesting discussions.
We will also allow fast abstracts and tool demo papers of one or two pages for presentation at the workshop, but not to be published in written form.
Papers must not exceed the page limit of five pages (including all text, references, appendices, and figures)
Papers must conform to the IEEE formatting guidelines for conference proceedings
Papers must be prepared for a full double-blind review process (author names and affiliations must be omitted, references to the authors' own work must be in the third person, and any naming or referencing that would give away the authors' identity has to be avoided)
Papers must be original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication nor which is under review for another publication
Papers must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vst2018
Submit your paper at: VST 2018 EasyChair submission site
Location and schedule.
Chairs and program committee.
Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (co-chair)
Árpád Beszédes, University of Szeged, Hungary
Vahid Garousi, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Mohammad Ghafari, University of Bern, Switzerland
Milos Gligoric, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Michaela Greiler, Microsoft, USA
Falk Howar, Technical University Clausthal, Germany
Takashi Kitamura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Teng Long, Google, USA
Lei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Leonardo Mariani, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria (co-chair)
Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria