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STITC Perspectives 2011 : CFC: Book - Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline (STITC)


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Abstract Registration Due Feb 25, 2011
Submission Deadline Apr 22, 2011
Notification Due Mar 11, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 17, 2011
Categories    software testing   cloud computing   software engineering   SOA

Call For Papers


BOOK TITLE: "Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline"


* Chapter proposal (2-3 pages): Feb. 25, 2011 to Scott Tilley (
* Author notification: March 11, 2011
* Full chapters due: April 22, 2011


Software testing is an important part of the software engineering life cycle.
Testing requires resources that are often not readily available, contributing
to an inefficient testing process. Running large suites of test cases can
consume considerable time and resources, often precluding their use in an
interactive setting.

Cloud computing has gained a significant amount of attention in the last few
years. It includes virtualized hardware and software resources that are hosted
remotely and made available on-demand using a services model (e.g., SOA).
Instead of running or storing applications locally, one can host their
application in the cloud and access it from anywhere using a thin client
application such as a Web browser. Cloud computing can reduce costs by cutting
down the need for buying large amount of hardware and software resources.
It also promises efficiency, flexibility, and scalability.

Software testing in the cloud (STITC) lies at the intersection of these key
areas: software testing, cloud computing, and system migration. It is an
emerging discipline with the potential to significantly change the way software
testing is done, and as such deserves the attention of researchers,
practitioners, and managers alike. This book is a way of raising awareness
about this exciting new topic.


The book "Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline"
addresses three distinct facets of STITC:

(1) Migrating testing to the cloud: Moving the testing process, test assets,
and test infrastructure from their current state to testing in the cloud or
testing of the cloud.

(2) Testing in the cloud: Leveraging the resources provided by a cloud
computing infrastructure to facilitate the concurrent execution of test cases
in a virtualized environment.

(3) Testing of the cloud: Testing applications that are hosted and deployed in
a cloud environment, or testing the cloud infrastructure itself.


The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global in 2012.


Send a 2-3 page chapter proposal by February 25, 2011 by email to the lead editor:

Dr. Scott Tilley
Professor & Director of Software Engineering
Department of Computer Sciences
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Voice: +1 (321) 674-7045
Fax: +1 (321) 674-7046


* Antonia Bertolino, Italian National Research Council, Italy
* Alan Brown, IBM Rational, Spain
* Dorothy Graham, Consultant, UK
* Ken Johnston, Microsoft Bing, USA
* Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
* Serge Mankovski, CA Technologies, Canada
* Tim Riley, Acuitus, USA
* Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute, USA
* Ken Wong, University of Alberta, Canada
* Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China


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