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AST 2015


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   Tenth IEEE/ACM International Workshop on  

Automation of Software Test (AST 2015)

(Special Theme: Test Oracle)  

May 23 & 24, 2015 

In Conjunction with the 

37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE’15

Firenze, Italy, May. 16 -24, 2015

(Click here for a printable copy of the Call-For-Papers)

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 10th edition of the successful AST workshops held at ICSE 2006-2014. 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.

Past Editions of AST Workshops:

AST 2015 marks the tenth consecutive year of the AST workshops at ICSE. With as many as 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 listed  below.


6th Oct. 2014: 

  • The team of PC Co-Chairs is formed
  • This website begins its construction. 

8th Oct. 2014:

  • Workshop proposal submitted to ICSE 2015

20th Nov. 2014:

  • AST 2015 workshop is formally approved by ICSE 2015 

27th Nov. 2014:

  • AST workshop dates are assigned, which are 23 & 24 May 2015

23 Jan. 2015:

  • The deadline of submission is extended to 30 Jan. 2015

16 Feb. 2015:

  • Prof. Tsong Yueh Chen at the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, has kindly accepted our invitation to give a keynote speech. Click here for details

19 Feb. 2015: 

  • The review of the submissions is now completed. A list of accepted papers can be found in the Program section, or click here

20 Feb. 2015:

  • Prof. Mauro Pezze at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, has kindly accepted our invitation to give a keynote speech at the workshop. 

24 Feb. 2015:

  • Prof. Mauro Pezze's keynote speech will be on "Toward Cost Effective  Oracles" . Please see the Keynote section for abstract etc. 

24 Feb. 2015: 

  • The provisional program of the workshop is now available; please see the Program Section for details. 

24 Feb. 2015:

10 May 2015:

This site was last updated 05/10/15