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VST 2021 : 4th Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests


When Mar 9, 2021 - Mar 9, 2021
Where Virtual Event
Submission Deadline Dec 21, 2020
Notification Due Jan 5, 2021
Final Version Due Jan 12, 2021
Categories    software testing   test validation   test case generation   test evolution

Call For Papers

*** UPDATE: Deadline extended to Dec 21, 2020 AoE ***

Software projects accumulate large sets of test cases, encoding valuable expert knowledge about the system 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 and
co-evolving test suites with changing 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.

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 on the topics mentioned above: Full papers (8 pages maximum), position papers
and tool demonstration papers (2 to 4 pages maximum). Papers must conform to the IEEE proceedings paper format
guidelines. If the paper is accepted, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper.
Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library along with the SANER proceedings.

Submission is done via EasyChair (

Program chairs:

Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH, Austria
Christian Macho, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Martin Pinzger, University of Klagenfurt, Austria


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