The Third International Workshop on Quality Assurance
and Testing Web-Based
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PRIMARY ORGANIZERS AND THEIR AFFILIATION
Prof. Hong Zhu
D epartment of Computing, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX33 1HX,
Prof. David Kung
University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA,
The general theme of the workshop series is on the quality assurance
and testing web-based applications. This year's workshop will focus
on web services applications to explore the quality issues such as their
quality attributes and quality models, the quality assurance techniques
and methodologies suitable to the development of web services application
systems, especially the testing methods, techniques and tools, etc.
The Internet is rapidly expanding into all sectors of our society.
Web-based applications are complex, heterogeneous, distributed, multiplatform,
multilingual, multimedia, autonomous, cooperative, ever evolving and
rapidly updated software systems. Testing and maintaining web-based
applications are a nightmare. Traditional quality models, testing methods
and tools are not adequate for web-based applications because they do
not address problems associated with the new features of web-based applications.
At present, web-based applications testing and maintenance are still
an unexplored area and rely on ad hoc testing processes. Little has
been reported on quality assurance and systematic testing methods and
techniques for webbased applications.
The workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers, practitioners
and tools vendors to exchange ideas, research results, practical experiences
and lessons learned on quality assurance and testing of web-based applications.
The first and the second workshops (QATWBA'04 and QATWBA'05) in this
series were successfully held at COMPSAC'04 in Hong Kong on September
30, 2004 and at COMPSAC'05 in Edinburgh on July 26, 2005, respectively.
A special journal issue of revised and extended versions of the best
selected papers presented at the first second QATWBA workshops are now
in the process of editing and will be published in the journal of Information
and Software Technology in spring 2006. We propose to hold this third
workshop again in conjunction with COMPSAC'06 in Chicago. We have noticed
that this year COMPSAC will be collocated with ICWS 2006 and SCC 2006.
Hence, we have chosen the theme of this workshop to be the quality and
testing of web services applications.
Based on our previous experiences in the organisation of the first
and second workshops on QATBWA at COMPSAC conferences, the likely participants
are the researchers in the areas of software testing, software quality
assurances, web-based software development techniques, web application
researches, etc., the developers of web-based applications, researchers
and developers of software testing tools, as well as research students
in the above areas.