Call for Workshop Proposals

The IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST) is one of the premier conferences for research in all areas related to software quality. The conference has a history of hosting many workshops that provide a collaborative forum for participants to exchange preliminary results, conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic, and coordinate efforts between members of a technical community.

We encourage those interested in organizing a workshop to submit proposals focusing on all aspects of software testing, verification, and validation. These will be IEEE workshops, and organizers have the option of publishing the proceedings in the IEEE digital library.

How to submit?

Submit your workshop proposal via e-mail and in PDF format to:

Mercedes G. Merayo, Univ. Complutense de Madrid ( AND
Eric Wong, Univ. of Dallas (

Proposals should provide the following required information or use the provided template:

Title: Workshop Name

List of organizers and contact information.

Workshop Theme, Goals, and Relevance: Briefly describe the workshop theme and its goals. Please provide a clear statement of why the members of the ICST community will be interested in this workshop and what impact your workshop will have on them. Also state your success criteria for the workshop.

Success Indicators of Previous Editions: If this workshop has been run previously, please describe where and when the workshop was held, the number of submissions it received, and the number of attendees.

Organization: Please indicate the names of the workshop chairs and provide a short biography for each of them, highlighting past workshop, conference, or other relevant organization experience (if any). Please also indicate other organizing committee members (if any).

Workshop Format: Please describe how you plan to structure the workshop (e.g., paper presentations, invited talks, working sessions, panels, etc.). Briefly explain how this format will aid in achieving the workshop goals.

Workshop Scheduling: Please specify (half day or 1 day) Please indicate whether you would prefer to have the workshop before or after the conference. Please note that we will do our very best to accommodate your preferences; though we cannot 100% guarantee that.
Plan for advertisement: Please provide a clear plan for advertising, publicizing, and/or otherwise attracting attendees to your workshop.

Workshop Summary: Provide here the workshop title and a brief (max 200 words) abstract of the goals and format of the workshop intended for the ICST web pages.

Paper Selection Procedure: Provide here the paper selection procedure, including the types and length of papers permitted (demos, short, long, position statements,…), names of proposed and confirmed program committee members, and a link to a preliminary workshop web site and call for papers.

Publication: Specify if the workshop intends to publish its proceedings through the IEEE digital library, or if different proceedings are planned.

Participation: Provide here the expected number of participants, submissions, and accepted papers. Please explain your reasoning to support this estimate.

Important Dates

Submission of Proposals October 6th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance October 20th, 2014
Main Conference April 14th – April 16th, 2015
Workshop Days April 13th and April 17th, 2015