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TAROT 2015 : The 11th International Summer School on Training And Research On Testing


When Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015
Where Cádiz (Spain)
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    testing   summer school

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The 11th International Summer School on Training And Research On Testing

University of Cádiz, Spain

June 29 - July 2, 2015


TAROT (Training And Research On Testing) is a meeting point for people
interested in the field of software testing and related areas. It provides a
friendly environment for students to interact with practitioners and leaders in
research both in academia and in industry. The program includes Intro Talks
where students are encouraged to present their work, tools, and testing-related
topics, and receive feedback. TAROT 2015 [] is organized
by the UCASE Software Engineering Research Group [] at the
University of Cádiz [], Spain.


TAROT 2015 will be hosted in the beautiful coastal town of Cádiz
[]. A well-known destination in Southern Spain, in the
Andalusia [] region, Cádiz [] is famous
by its history, picturesque landscapes and villages, beaches, unique culture,
and gastronomy. Following TAROT's tradition, we have aimed to an all-included
registration. The event will be held in Hotel Barceló Cádiz (****)
[], less than three minutes walking distance from Victoria

The hotel is located in the middle of Cádiz main avenue, a vibrant zone with
many things to do, well-connected to the historical downtown and shopping
areas. Registration includes 5 nights in the aforementioned hotel, breakfasts,
meals, coffees, and even the social events, including a lavish dinner at a
gifted location.

This is undoubtedly the best season in Cádiz, with long days full with the
light reflected by the surrounding blue waters and nice nights inviting you to
walk shoeless on the shores while enjoying an ice cream. At the beginning of
our high season, excellent weather and slow-paced enjoyment of the venue
surroundings by all the attendees is expected. Cádiz in July is a must-see for
visitors, who enjoy strolling by the longest urban seaside in Spain and stare
at the beautiful sunsets at Victoria, Santa María and La Caleta beaches.

The nearest international airport is Jerez Airport (XRY), just 45 km from
Cádiz. The airport is connected to Cádiz by taxi, intercity buses, commuter
lines, and medium-distance trains. Sevilla Airport (SVQ), 132 km from Cádiz, is
also connected to Cádiz through intercity buses and medium-distance trains.

More directions at


* Ana Cavalli and Khalifa Toumi (TELECOM SudParis) - Active and Passive
Testing in an Industrial Setting
* David Clark (University College London) - Information Transformation: An
Underpinning Theory for Software Testing
* Alessandra Gorla (IMDEA) - Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Testing
* Rui Maranhão (Xerox PARC) - Crowbar: A Framework for Testing and Debugging
* Franz Wotawa (Technische Universität Graz) - Planning in Testing
* Nina Yevtushenko (Tomsk State University) - Testing in Context: Framework and
FSM based Test Derivation


Registration is achieved via web in two easy steps. Registration types, fees
and details are available at Early
registration is available at a substantial discount by May 1. Attendees may
want to share a double room for even further savings. Registration fees

* Attendance to courses.
* Accommodation: check-in on Sunday June 28, check-out on Friday July 3.
* Breakfasts, lunches and dinners: from Monday June 29 breakfast to Friday July
3 breakfast.
* Coffee breaks.
* Gala Dinner.
* Guided city tour.


Students are strongly encouraged to briefly introduce their work at the Intro
Talks sessions. Prospective speakers at the Intro Talks must show interest as
soon as possible, even if they have not completed the registration process yet,
as the number of talks and time slots available is limited. Please, send an e-
mail to the organizing committee at (subject: Intro Talk)
including your full name and talk title.


There will be a limited numbers of partial grants for students, covering 25% of
the registration fees. Only full-time students coming from a low-income country
or from institutions sending more than one student will be considered. Grant
applications will be assessed in strict first-come first-served order.

If you want to apply for a grant, please, send an e-mail to the organizing
committee at (subject: Grant Application) by April 15, 2015.
Please, indicate your situation (resident in a low-income country or your
institution is sending several students) and provide a brief description of
yourself and your work, including verifiable links. We will answer by May 1
and, if a grant is given, you will be required to complete your registration by
May 15, 2015.

Students receiving a grant are due to offer a short presentation of their
testing-related work at the Intro Talks.


Please, consider that, being high season in Cádiz, the organization cannot
commit to accept any registration past the late registration deadline.
Moreover, the number of places is limited (35 rooms have been reserved in
advance) and will be processed in strict first-come first-served order. A
registration is only regarded as completed when the bank transfer receipt
justifying payment is uploaded by the corresponding deadline. An incomplete
registration does not entitle you to any kind of reservation.


Steering Committee

* Ana Cavalli (TELECOM SudParis, France)
* Robert Hierons (Brunel University, United Kingdom)
* Manuel Núñez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Organizing Committee (University of Cádiz, Spain)

* Juan Boubeta-Puig
* María del Carmen de Castro-Cabrera
* Pedro Delgado-Pérez
* Juan José Domínguez-Jiménez
* Antonia Estero-Botaro
* Antonio García-Domínguez
* Lorena Gutiérrez-Madroñal
* Inmaculada Medina-Bulo
* Francisco Palomo-Lozano (Chair)

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