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VST 2018 : 2nd International Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests


When Mar 20, 2018 - Mar 20, 2018
Where Campobasso, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Jan 5, 2018
Submission Deadline Jan 12, 2018
Notification Due Feb 9, 2018
Final Version Due Feb 22, 2018
Categories    software testing   test validation   test case generation   test evolution

Call For Papers

*** NEW: Deadlines extended! ***

+ Paper submission deadline: January 19, 2018 AoE


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.

Topics of interest include, 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


We encourage submission of papers up to five pages on the topics mentioned above. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE proceedings. (VST also allows fast abstracts and tool demo papers of one or two pages for presentation at the workshop, but not to be published in written form.)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 be prepared for a full double-blind review process and according to the instructions given on the workshop page. Submission is done via EasyChair (

Program chairs:

Cyille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria

Program committee:

* Arpad Beszedes, University of Szeged, Hungary
* Eun-Hye Choi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
* 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, University of Maryland, USA
* Lei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
* Leonardo Mariani, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
* Martina Seidl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria


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