Call for Papers

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit:

  • Full papers (maximum of 7 pages) to the workshop on original research — either empirical or theoretical — in SBST, practical experience of using SBST, or SBST tools.
  • Short papers (maximum of 4 pages) that describe novel techniques, ideas and positions that have yet to be fully developed; or are a discussion of the importance of a recently published SBST result by another author in setting a direction for the SBST community, and/or the potential applicability (or not) of the result in an industrial context.
  • Position papers (maximum of 2 pages) that put analyze trends in SBST and raise issues of importance. Position papers are intended to seed discussion and debate at the workshop, and will be reviewed with respect to relevance and their ability to spark discussions.
  • Tool Competition entries (maximum of 4 pages). We invite researchers, students, and tool developers to design innovative new approaches to software test generation. More information will be available soon on the SBST website.

In all cases, papers should address a problem in the software testing/verification/ validation domain or combine elements of those domains with other concerns in the software engineering lifecycle. Examples of problems in the software testing/verification/ validation domain include (but are not limited to) generating testing data, prioritizing test cases, constructing test oracles, minimizing test suites, verifying software models, testing service-orientated architectures, constructing test suites for interaction testing, and validating real-time properties.

The solution should apply a metaheuristic search strategy such as (but not limited to) random search, local search (e.g. hill climbing, simulated annealing, and tabu search), evolutionary algorithms (e.g. genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, and genetic programming), ant colony optimization, and particle swarm optimization.

Format and Submission

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting

All submissions must be in PDF format. Make sure that you are using the correct IEEE style file: the title should be typeset in 24pt font and the body of the paper should be typeset in 10pt font. All submissions should be performed electronically through EasyChair.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: January 30, 2015 (extended)
Author Notification: February 18, 2015
Camera-Ready: February 27, 2015
Date of Workshop: May 18-19, 2015

Download the call for papers.