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TESTBEDS is a Workshop co-located with ASE 2015 - 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2015)

ASE 2015: November 913, 2015, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Workshop Program

Keynote: Alessandra Gorla

Alessandra Gorla is an Assistant Research Professor at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in computer science from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. She completed her Ph.D. in informatics at the Universita' della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland in 2011. In her Ph.D. thesis she defined and developed the notion of Automatic Workarounds, a self-healing technique to recover Web applications from field failures, a work for which she received the Fritz Kutter Award for the best industry related Ph.D. thesis in computer science in Switzerland. Before joining IMDEA Software Institute in December 2014, she has been a postdoctoral researcher in the software engineering group at Saarland University in Germany. During her postdoc, she has also been a visiting researcher at Google in Mountain View.

Workshop Overview & Goals

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from both Academia and Industry with the aim of sharing ideas and presenting research on the state of the art in automated testing techniques for event based software/systems (EBS). Examples of EBS include graphical user interfaces (GUIs), web applications, mobile applications, network protocols, embedded software, web services and device drivers .
One of the key properties of EBS is the simplified, implicit interaction between components that is based on the exchange of events. The interaction is limited to one component publishing an event that can be received by one or more other components, with no inherent coordination, continuation or context preservation. Due to the loose coupling and the implicit interaction between its components, event-based systems may be highly scalable and easy to evolve, but at the same time they can be more difficult to test and debug.
In this Workshop we welcome submissions regarding every aspect of EBS testing, including techniques for test case generation and execution, oracle definition, testing tools and environments, regression testing, security testing, etc.


Important Dates

2nd Call for papers July 25, 2015 , 23:59 (anywhere in world)

Workshop papers notification August 10, 2015

Workshop papers camera-ready August 31, 2015


We solicit papers novel papers related to testing (functional, non-functional, security) for EDS, or on the topic of benchmarking. Papers should be of one of the following types:

Each paper in the first three categories (full, position and demo) will be reviewed by at least three referees. Papers should be submitted as PDF files in standard ACM two-column conference format (Latex, Word). Industrial presentations are submitted in the form of a 2-page overview and 2 sample presentation slides as pdf files. They will be evaluated by at least two members of the Program Committee for relevance and soundness. Papers accepted for the workshop will appear in the ACM digital library, providing a lasting archived record of the workshop proceedings. Papers will be submitted through EasyChair . Submissions are open.
The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for a special issue of the STVR (Software Testing, Verification and Reliability) journal .


Ana C. R. Paiva, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
Anna Rita Fasolino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Program Committee