The workshop focuses on bridging the gap between the
theory and practice of software test automation. The topics of interest
include, but are not limited to, the following:
Methodology: Software test automation in the context of various
software development methodologies.
Technology: Automation of various test techniques and methods for
testing related activities, as well as for testing various types of
3) Tools and environments: Issues
in the development, operation, maintenance and evolution of software
testing tools and environments, and their integration and inter-operation
with other types of software development and maintenance tools and runtime
support environments and platforms.
Experiments, empirical studies
and experience reports: Experiments, empirical studies of software
test automation, as well as reports on real experiences in using automated
testing techniques, methods and tools in industry.
Identification of problems and
visions of the future: The identification of problems that hamper
wider adoption of automated test techniques, methods and tools and the
analysis and specification of the requirements on automated software
The AST 2013 workshop focuses on a special topic on the Testing Software as a
Service. It covers both automatic testing of software systems that
are delivered as a service, and also automated testing itself delivered as
a service. Submissions on this topic are
especially encouraged, but papers on other topics are also welcome.
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