Call for Research Papers

We invite the submission of high-quality papers in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. Research papers should present original and significant work that advances the state of the art. Industrial experience reports present real world experience from which others can benefit. Tool demonstrations are also welcome, especially those openly available for others to use. Finally, we are seeking tutorials that are relevant to both practitioners and researchers. See the specific calls for more details.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Testing theory and practice
  • Testing in globally-distributed organizations
  • Model-based testing
  • Model-driven development and testing
  • Domain specific testing, such as:
  • Security testing
  • Web-service testing
  • Database testing
  • Embedded software testing
  • Testing concurrent software
  • Testing large-scale distribute systems
  • Testing in multi-core environments
  • Validation testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Model checking
  • Metrics and Empirical studies
  • Fuzzing
  • Inspections
  • Testing and analysis tools
  • Design for testability
  • Testing education
  • Technology transfer in testing
  • Agile/iterative/incremental testing processes
  • Testing of open source and third-party software
  • Software reliability
  • Performance and QoS testing
  • Standards
  • Formal verification
  • Experience reports

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the ICST Program Committee. Authors of the best papers presented at ICST 2015 will be invited to extend their work for possible inclusion in a special issue of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability, a Wiley journal.


Research papers must conform to the two-column IEEE conference publication format ( Templates for Latex and Word are available at; use the letter format templates and the “conference” option (i.e., not the Computer Society format). Papers must be submitted in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages (incl. references and appendix). ICST uses single-blind reviewing, so please include the names and affiliations.

We invite submission of research and technical papers that describe original and significant work in the research and practice of software testing, verification and validation. Case studies and empirical research are welcome. Papers must neither have been previously accepted for publication nor submitted in another conference or journal. The ICST 2015 research track accepts only full research papers. Short papers are not accepted to the research track.  

How to submit?

Submissions will be handled via EasyChair at