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TAIC PART 2009 : Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference - Practice and Research Techniques


When Sep 4, 2009 - Sep 6, 2009
Where Windsor, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Mar 13, 2009
Notification Due Apr 10, 2009
Final Version Due May 8, 2009

Call For Papers

Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference -
Practice and Research Techniques
(TAIC PART 2009)

Windsor, United Kingdom
September 4 - 6, 2009

- Theme and Goals

The Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference 2009 (TAIC PART
2009) establishes a forum for the publication of papers related to
software testing and analysis. The theme of TAIC PART is
transferring software testing technology from academia to
industry. TAIC PART aims to forge collaborations between industry
and academia. The goals of TAIC PART 2009 include the articulation
of fundamental research questions in the field of software testing
and analysis. TAIC PART also focuses on the practical challenges
that are often faced by software developers in industry.

- Call for Papers

TAIC PART 2009 solicits experience, tool, original research,
industry challenge, academic challenge, and fast abstract papers
that explore software testing and analysis techniques. Research
topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Test Adequacy Criteria
Test Suite Execution
Test Coverage Monitoring
Automated Test Data Generation
Regression Testing
Automated Debugging and Fault Localization
Performance Evaluation
Static and Dynamic Analysis
Verification and Validation
Software Reliability Engineering
Model-Based Testing
Testing and Formal Methods
Testing and Model Checking
Software Testing Process
Technology Transfer

TAIC PART solicits papers that focus on the testing and analysis of
software applications that include, but are not limited to, the
following types:

Embedded and Real-Time Systems
Operating Systems
Parallel, Distributed, and Cluster Applications
Service-Oriented Software Systems
Web Applications
Event-Based Systems
File and Storage Systems
Virtual Machine-Based Applications
Database Applications
XML Processing Systems
Graphical User Interfaces
Wireless Sensor Networks
Safety Critical Systems
AI and Machine Learning Systems
Business Applications

- Types of Papers

- Experience reports should provide practical and generalizable
insights into how to apply and extend existing approaches to
software testing and analysis.

- Tool papers must focus on the design, implementation, and
evaluation of software testing and analysis tools.

- Original Research papers will explore novel software testing
techniques. These papers should furnish a detailed theoretical
and/or empirical evaluation of the proposed approach.

- Industry Challenge papers must have at least one author whose
affiliation is non-academic. These papers will describe a
real-world software testing problem for which help is sought
from the academic research community.

- Academic Challenge papers must have at least one author whose
affiliation is non-industry. These papers should explain a
software testing research problem for which help is sought from
industry partners.

- Fast Abstract papers are short papers that describes late
breaking results or works in progress. These papers are ideal
for PhD students who are interested in receiving feedback about
dissertation research that is an early stage.

- Paper Evaluation

All papers will undergo a rigorous examination by at least three
members of the program committee. The program co-chairs and the
program committee will provide thoughtful and fair reviews that
furnish detailed insights into ways for improving and extending the
papers. All submitted papers will be evaluated according to (i)
relevance to the conference themes and goals and (ii) clarity and

- Experience reports will be evaluated with respect to the
significance and generality of the described testing experience.

- Research and tool papers will be judged by the technical merit,
novelty, and evaluation of the described technique or tool.

- Industry and academic challenge papers will be assessed
according to their ability to forge partnerships and ultimately
yield successful solutions.

- Fast abstract papers will be evaluated according to their
ability to generate discussion and suggest interesting areas for
future research.

The results described in the submitted paper must be unpublished and
should not be under review at other workshops, conferences, or

- Paper Formatting

Papers should be formatted using the IEEE conference style.
Including all references and figures, a research paper must not
exceed the ten page limit and the experience, tool, and industry and
academic challenge papers should not be longer than five pages.
Finally, fast abstract papers must be two pages in length. Authors
should submit a PDF version of their paper through the TAIC PART
2009 paper submission site.

- Conference Proceedings

The accepted papers will be published with ISBN by the IEEE Computer
Society and they will appear in the IEEE digital library. The
conference chair and program co-chairs aim to arrange for a special
section of a major international journal to contain extended and
revised versions of selected papers from TAIC PART 2009.

- Important Dates

March 13, 2009 - Paper Submission
April 10, 2009 - Author Notification
May 8, 2009 - Camera-Ready Copy

September 4 - 6, 2009 - TAIC PART Conference

- Conference Organization

Conference Chair:
Leonardo Bottaci, University of Hull

Program Co-Chairs:
Neil Walkinshaw, University of Sheffield
Gregory M. Kapfhammer, Allegheny College

Program Committee:

- More Information

Visit the TAIC PART 2009 Web Site at:

Email your Questions or Comments to:

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