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Eighth International Workshop on

Automation of Software Test (AST’13)

(Special Theme: Testing Software as a Service)  

May. 18 ~ 19, 2013

In Conjunction with the 

35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE’13)

San Francisco, CA, USA, May 2013

In software development practice, testing accounts for as much as 50% of the total development effort. It is therefore imperative to reduce the cost and improve the effectiveness of software testing by automating the testing process. In the past decades, a great amount of research effort has been spent on automatic test case generation, automatic test oracles, etc. Test automation is also becoming an important part of software testing practice.

The workshop is the 8th edition of the successful AST workshops held at ICSE 2006-2012. It will provide researchers and practitioners with a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, understanding of the problems, visions for the future, and promising solutions to the problems. The workshop will also provide a platform for researchers and developers of testing tools to work together to identify the problems in the theory and practice of software test automation and to set an agenda and lay the foundation for future development.

<Click here to download printable version of Call-For-Papers>

Past Editions of AST Workshops:

AST 2013 marks the eighth consecutive year of the AST workshop at ICSE. With as many at 65 delegates in attendance during past years, the workshop stands out as valuable forum for the presentation of research and practice in the field of automated software testing. Previous AST workshops are included below.


29 Nov. 2012: The AST'13 workshop is formally accepted by ICSE 2013 workshop organizers. 

7 Jan. 2013: The list of PC members is given in the Organisers section. 

28 Feb. 2013: The review process is completed. Thanks to all PC members' excellent work. Notifications of acceptance/ rejection of papers are sent to all the authors. The list of accepted papers is posted on this website in the Program section. 

28 Feb. 2013: Prof. Jerry Gao and Prof. Wei-Tek Tsai accepted AST 2013's invitation to give a keynote speech on Testing-as-a-Service on Cloud. 

11 Mar. 2013: Registration is now open. Please click here to register online:

11 Mar. 2013: Hotel information is available at the following URL:

22 April 2013: Provisional Program of the workshop is now available. Please see the program session for details. 

8 May, 2013:  Provisional Program of the workshop is revised. The second version is now available on this website. Please note the changes of presentation time. 

14 May, 2013: Details of the keynote speech is now available. Please see the Keynote section. 

14 May, 2013: Final Program of the workshop is now available on the website. Please see the Program section. Or click here for a printable version

16 May, 2013: Workshop Dinner will be at the Perry's Restaurant. For more information about the venue and menu, click here


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