March 9, 2021 | co-located with SANER 2021, Virtual
Aims, scope and topics of interest.
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 a 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 re-engineering to advance the state of the art in test development and maintenance.
The workshop invites high quality submissions related, but are not limited, to:
● Test minimization and simplification
● Fault localization and automated repair
● Change analysis for software tests
● Test visualization
● Test validation
● Documentation analysis
● Bug report analysis
● Test evolution
● Test case generation
● Model-based testing
● Combinations of the topics above
Download Call for Papers (txt)
Anywhere on earth.
Paper submission deadline (extended)
December 21, 2020 AoE
January 5, 2021
Camera Ready (extended)
January 15, 2021
Instructions and submission site.
We encourage submissions on the topics mentioned above with a page limit of max 8 pages, IEEE format. In addition, we will also allow position papers and tool demo papers of two to four pages.
Papers will be by reviewed by at least three program committee members following a full double-blind review process. Paper selection is based on scientific originality, novelty, and the potential to generate interesting discussions. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library along with the SANER proceedings.
Papers must not exceed the page limit of 8 pages (including all text, references, appendices, and figures), position papers and tool demos 2-4 pages
Papers must conform to the IEEE formatting guidelines for conference proceedings
Submissions should be prepared for a full double-blind review process (author names and affiliations should be omitted and references to own work should be in the third person)
Papers must be original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication nor which is under review for another publication
Papers must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vst2021
Submit your paper at: VST 2021 EasyChair submission site
Location and schedule.
ZOOM - 16:00-20:00 UTC
Vancouver - 08:00-12:00 PST (UTC-8)
Toronto - 11:00-15:00 EST (UTC-5)
London - 16:00-20:00 GMT (UTC+0)
Vienna - 17:00-21:00 CET (UTC+1)
Helsinki - 18:00-22:00 EET (UTC+2)
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Chairs and program committee.
Pekka Aho, Open University, The Netherlands
Emil Alégroth, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Cyrille Artho, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Árpád Beszédes, University of Szeged, Hungary
Georg Buchgeher, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Angelo Gargantini, University of Bergamo, Italy
Mika Mäntylä, University of Oulu, Finland
Vahid Garousi, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Dietmar Pfahl, University of Tartu, Estonia
Fiorella Zampetti, University of Sannio, Italy