ICTSS: International Conference on Testing Software and Systems



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Event When Where Deadline
ICTSS 2021 The 33rd IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Nov 10, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021 London, UK Jun 23, 2021 (Jun 16, 2021)
ICTSS 2018 IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018 Cádiz, Spain May 27, 2018 (May 21, 2018)
ICTSS 2016 International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Oct 17, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016 Graz, Austria Jun 10, 2016
ICTSS 2015 IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Nov 23, 2015 - Nov 25, 2015 Sharjah and Dubai, UAE Jun 22, 2015 (Jun 15, 2015)
ICTSS 2014 International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Sep 23, 2014 - Sep 25, 2014 Madrid, Spain Apr 21, 2014 (Apr 14, 2014)
ICTSS 2013 International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Nov 13, 2013 - Nov 15, 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Jun 10, 2013 (Jun 3, 2013)
ICTSS 2012 The 23rd IFIP Int. Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Nov 19, 2012 - Nov 21, 2012 Aalborg, Denmark Jun 18, 2012 (Jun 11, 2012)
ICTSS 2011 The 23th IFIP Int. Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Nov 7, 2011 - Nov 10, 2011 Paris, France May 15, 2011 (May 8, 2011)
ICTSS 2010 22nd IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems
Nov 8, 2010 - Nov 10, 2010 Natal, Brazil May 10, 2010 (Apr 30, 2010)

Present CFP : 2021

IFIP-ICTSS 2021 - Call for Papers


November 10-12, 2021

University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT



Contact: ictss2021@easychair.org


IFIP-ICTSS is a well established conference where researchers, developers, testers, and users from industry get together to present and discuss the most recent innovations, experiences and open challenges related to testing software and systems and measuring software quality.
The 33rd meeting particularly encourages submission of research into the role of information theory in software testing including, but not limited to, issues such as diversity, efficacy and efficiency of test sets, oracle selection and evaluation, software robustness, coincidental correctness, fault localisation and information leakage.

This year the conference will be virtual.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Aspects of testing: test derivation, test selection, test generation, test coverage, test concretisation, test implementation and execution, test result analysis, test oracle, verdict computation, test management, active testing and passive testing, monitoring and runtime verification.

Diversity on testing: diverse generation, selecting diverse test suites, foundations of testing and diversity, applications of entropy and Kolmogorov complexity on test suite diversity.

Theoretical approaches: formalisms (such as automata, state machines, process algebra, logics, Markov-chains…), testing frameworks, results for compositionality, refinement, soundness and completeness, addressing complex systems, heterogeneous or hybrid systems.

Modelling languages (such as UML, MATLAB, Simulink, Modelica…) and associated tooling for model-based testing: test generation from models, model-based oracles. Scalability, traceability, quantification issues.

Automated support of any parts of the testing activities, testing processes, test-driven development, sound metrics and measurements.

Testing of quality aspects: Functional, interoperability, unit, integration, performance, load, conformance,
non-regression, reliability, robustness.

Security Testing: methodologies and techniques for continuous security assessment, security monitoring, security review, penetration testing, verification of certification compliance; automation of security testing processes.

Cross domains and combination of techniques: using other techniques such as proof, model-checking, symbolic execution, abstract interpretation, static analysis, simulation, model learning, machine learning, expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms… to improve quality and reduce the effort in testing processes.

Dedicated approaches to test protocols, middleware, networks, wireless applications, control systems, software product lines, AI applications etc.

Application aspects and case studies: Communicating systems such as cyberphysical systems, systems of systems, embedded systems, web services systems, smart grids, cloud computing systems, business information systems, real-time systems, distributed and concurrent systems. Case studies and industrial applications involving qualified
empirical evaluations.


Abstracts submitted: 16 June 2021
Paper submission: 23 June 2021
Author notification: 28 July 2021
Camera-ready: 18 August 2021


IFIP-ICTSS is a series of international conferences addressing the conceptual, theoretic, and practical problems of testing software systems, including communication protocols, services, distributed platforms, middleware, embedded and cyber-physical systems, and security infrastructures. IFIP-ICTSS aims to be a forum in which researchers, developers, testers, and users can review and discuss new approaches, concepts, theories, methodologies, tools, and experiences in the field of testing of software and systems.


IFIP-ICTSS 2021 invites:

Full papers (12 to 15 pages plus at most 2 extra pages for references in the one-column Springer LNCS format) describing original research contributions with sufficient evidence for the interest of the proposed approach.

Short papers or work-in-progress papers (up to 6 pages plus at most 1 extra page for references in the one-column Springer LNCS format) describing academic work in progress or tool implementations, as well as testing processes, achievements and feedbacks on testing methods for industrial case studies.

The papers can be submitted via Easychair:



The proceedings of the conference will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


David Clark, University College London
Ana Cavalli, Telecom SudParis
Héctor D. Menéndez, Middlesex University London

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