Call for Testing in Practice Papers

The objective of the Testing in Practice track (formerly known as Industry Practice program) is to establish a fruitful and meaningful dialog among software practitioners and with software engineering researchers on the results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned associated with applying software development practices in various environments. The TIP presentations will provide accounts of the application of software engineering practices (which may be principles, techniques, tools, methods, processes, testing techniques etc.) to a specific domain or to the development of a significant software system. In particular, we are interested in software development techniques that prevent bugs or detect bugs early during development in addition to various downstream bug metrics and reliability growth curves etc. We would like the TIP presentations to be of interest to software development professionals as well as software quality groups.


We seek submissions of two pages abstracts by authors in the software testing community on industry relevant topics in technology, tools and practices related to software testing, quality, safety, metrics, reliability, and modeling. The two pages abstracts using the IEEE style file from ICST 2015 should contain:

  • A problem definition and its importance
  • Any potential solution tried to address the problem
  • Analysis of the results / lessons learned
  • Ideally open research questions to be tackled should be raised

In addition, the submission may contain example slides or as much of the actual presentation as the author wants to submit.

The submitted abstracts will be part of the supplement to the proceedings similar to workshop papers.

Each accepted presentation will have 15-30 min to present at the main conference.

Review Process

Since the goal of this track is to establish a dialog between practitioners and testers, this track will be as inclusive as possible.

Submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee and selected based on their interest and relevance to the wider testing community and the availability of speaking slots.

How to submit?

Please submit abstracts using EasyChair by the submission date below.

Important dates

  • Submission of abstracts:     February 23rd, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance:      March 9th, 2015
  • Camera Ready Deadline: March 25th, 2015