11th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing, May 28-29 2018

Call for papers

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit:

  • Full papers(maximum of 8 pages, references included) to the workshop on original research, either empirical or theoretical, in SBST, practical experience of using SBST techniques and/or SBST tools.
  • Short papers (maximum of 4 pages, references included) that describe novel techniques, ideas and positions that have yet to be fully developed; or are a discussion of the importance of a recently published SBST result by another author in setting a direction for the SBST community, and/or the potential applicability (or not) of the result in an industrial context.
  • Position papers (maximum of 2 pages, references included) that analyze trends in SBST and raise issues of importance. Position papers are intended to seed discussion and debate at the workshop, and thus will be reviewed with respect to relevance and their ability to spark discussions.
  • Tool Competition entries (maximum of 4 pages, references included). We invite researchers, students, and tool developers to design innovative new approaches to software test generation. More information on the Junit tool contest can be found here.

In all cases, papers should address a problem in the software testing/verification/validation domain or combine elements of those domains with other concerns in the software engineering lifecycle. Examples of problems in the software testing/verification/validation domain include (but are not limited to) generating testing data, prioritizing test cases, constructing test oracles, minimizing test suites, verifying software models, testing service-oriented architectures, constructing test suites for interaction testing, and validating real-time properties.

The solution should apply a metaheuristic search strategy such as (but not limited to) random search, local search (e.g. hill climbing, simulated annealing, and tabu search), evolutionary algorithms (e.g. genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, and genetic programming), ant colony optimization, and particle swarm optimisation.

Submission format

All submissions must conform at time of submission to the ACM formatting instructions at https://www.icse2018.org/track/icse-2018-Double-blind-review#Formatting

All submissions must be anonymised, in PDF format and should be performed electronically through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbst2018