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   The 12th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on  

Automation of Software Test (AST 2017)

(Special Theme: Test Automation in Agile Development)  

Workshop dates:  May 20 - 21, 2017

In Conjunction with the 

39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE’17

Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 20 - 28, 2017

(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 12th edition of the successful AST workshops held at ICSE conferences since its first edition in 2006. 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 2017 marks the 12th 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.


21 Mar. 2017:

  • Dr. Gordon Fraser of the University of Sheffield, UK, will give a keynote at AST 2017 workshop. Please see the section Keynote for details. 

12th Mar. 2017:

7th Mar. 2017: 

  • Prof. Tao Xie of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, will give a keynote at the AST 2017 workshop. Please see the section Keynote for details. 

19th Jan. 2017:

  • The deadline of paper submission is extended to January 27, 2017.

1st Oct. 2016: 

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

7th Oct. 2016:

  • Workshop proposal submitted to ICSE 2017

21st Nov. 2016:

  • The workshop proposal is accepted by ICSE 2017


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