Introduction

Software testing is the perfect candidate among software engineering activities for the union of academic and industrial minds. The Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference - Practice and Research Techniques (TAIC PART) is a unique event that strives to combine the aspects of a software testing conference, workshop, and social gathering. TAIC PART brings together industrialists and academics in an environment that promotes meaningful collaboration on the challenges of software testing. TAIC PART is sponsored by representatives from both industry and academia. The workshop brings together software developers, end users, and academic researchers who work on both the theory and practice of software testing. TAIC PART 2015 is the tenth edition in a series of highly successful events. Take a look at previous events and discover what happened at TAIC PART in the past eight years by following the links on the right. This year, TAIC PART will be co-located with ICST 2015 in Graz, Austria. Please consider submitting a paper and/or registering to attend the 2015 edition of TAIC PART so that you can be part of a premier software testing conference. Individuals with questions about TAIC PART are encouraged to contact one of the workshop organisers.

Co-located with:
ICST 2015

Important Dates

Conference date & location:
April 2015, Graz, Austria

Call for Papers

Theme and Goals

TAIC PART is a workshop that aims to forge collaboration between industry and academia on the challenging and exciting problem of real-world software testing. It is promoted by representatives of both industry and academia, bringing together industrial software engineers and testers with researchers working on theory and practice of software testing. TAIC PART expects submissions relevant to practice and research like evaluation of testing approaches by means of industrial surveys, case studies or experiments, experience reports on the application of scientific approaches in industry, or ideas on how to facilitate the knowledge transfer between industry and academia. The goals of TAIC PART range from the articulation of research questions in the field of software testing and analysis to practical challenges faced in industry. One aim is also to discuss methods for better collaboration between academia and industry in these areas.

Topics of Interest

TAIC PART 2015 invites papers on software testing, verification and validation of the following types:
  • Industry experience reports - practical and generalizable insights into how to apply and extend existing approaches to software testing and analysis
  • Research methods for collaborative research - ways that industry and academia can collaborate to further knowledge on testing, verification and validation
  • Industrial challenges with real-world testing - describe a real-world software testing problem for which industry seeks help from academia or vice versa
  • Knowledge exchange between industry and academia - how can new results and knowledge be exchanged between the two partners.

Submission and Proceedings

We invite submissions of the following types:
  • Regular Papers (6 pages): Experience reports, research methods, longer challenge papers
  • Fast Abstracts (2 pages): Work in progress, challenges
Full papers will be evaluated with respect to the real-world significance of the described testing experience as well as their ability to forge partnerships and ultimately yield successful solutions. Fast Abstract papers are short papers that describe late breaking results, works in progress or real-world challenges and will be evaluated according to their ability to generate discussion and suggest interesting areas for future research. In addition, we offer informal feedback of academics or industrialists under the slogans "Ask an Academic and Inquire with An Industrialist" supporting authors to improve their submission. Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper through the TAIC PART 2015 paper submission site. Papers must be written in English and conform to the IEEE Format and Submission Guidelines. Please refer to the submission page for more details on formatting guidelines. All papers will undergo a rigorous review by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers will be part of the proceedings. Proceedings will be published in the IEEE Digital Library.

Submission

Paper Submission

Papers should be submitted by uploading a PDF to EasyChair. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in as an author, you will be asked to provide:
  • The list of authors with their personal data
  • The title of the paper
  • The abstract of the paper (plain text)
  • A list of up to 5 keywords
  • The paper itself in pdf format.
Please provide a meaningful abstract and carefully choose keywords since they are important in assigning reviewers to your work. By submitting a paper to TAIC PART, authors warrant that the work is original and that the paper or a similar contribution is neither published nor considered for publication elsewhere.

Formatting Guidelines

We invite submissions of the following types:
  • Regular Papers (6 pages): Experience reports, research methods, longer challenge papers
  • Fast Abstracts (2 pages): Work in progress, challenges
Please refer to the Call for Papers for detailed information on submission types. Papers must conform to the two-column IEEE conference publication format, and must be submitted in PDF format. We recommend that you use this format for preparing your submission. The maximum number of pages is based on this format.

Program

Date and Time: April 2015

Location: Graz University of Technology

Agenda

will be fixed after paper acceptance

Organization

General Chair

Nadia Alshahwan

University College London, UK

Program Co-Chair

Rudolf Ramler

Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria

Program Co-Chair

Michael Felderer

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Program Committee

  • Pekka Aho, VTT, Finland
  • Cyrille Artho, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Matthias Buechler, TU Munich, Germany
  • Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson AB & Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Emelie Engstroem, Lund University, Sweden
  • Vladimir Entin, Omicron, Austria
  • Robert Feldt, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Elizabeta Fourneret, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Vahid Garousi, Atilim University, Turkey
  • Mark Harman, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Guilherme Horta Travassos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Gregory M. Kapfhammer, Allegheny College, USA

  • Mika Maentylae, University of Aalto, Finland
  • Phil McMinn, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Stefan Mohacsi, Atos, Austria
  • Yasuharu Nishi, University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan
  • Reinhold Ploesch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Stuart Reid, TSG, United Kingdom
  • Sebastian Siegl, Audi Electronics Venture, Germany
  • Saurabh Sinha, IBM Research, India
  • Harry Sneed, Anecon, Austria
  • Matt Staats, Google, Switzerland
  • Carsten Weise, imbus AG, Germany
  • Justyna Zander, SimulatedWay, Germany
  • Peter Zimmerer, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

Past Events

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Contact Form

If you have any questions or require more information on TAIC PART 2015, you can contact us by using the form below.

Other

Email
nadia.alshahwan@ucl.ac.uk

Web
www.taicpart.org
wwwtaicpart2015.org