31st Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Beijing, July 23-27, 2OO7

The First IEEE International Workshop on Testing Emerging Software Technology (TEST 2007)

The First IEEE International Workshop on
Testing Emerging Software Technology (TEST'07)

in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2007, Beijing, July 23-27, 2007


Costs entailed by software failures demonstrate that the systematic development of software in a certain quality is still a challenge, even after decades of research. A reason for this can certainly be found within the single projects. Often, known techniques of quality assurance are not employed as required due to deadline and budget restrictions. However, another reason is also the lack of techniques for quality assurance, software testing in particular, for specific types of software, such as software developed according to specific programming and modeling techniques or software using certain technologies.

In recent years, various approaches have been proposed for software development. These approaches range from technologies such as the EJB component model to methodologies such as aspect-oriented programming. Even though these approaches have obviously the potential to improve software development in a certain aspect, they often face the tester with new challenges. The theme of the proposed workshop is efficient and effective testing of emerging software technology. It focuses on such emerging technologies and considers the testing of respective applications.

Emerging technologies considered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Component-based systems
  • Aspect-oriented development
  • Model-driven development
  • Web-based applications
  • Web service applications
  • Mobile application development
  • Wireless systems and applications
  • Service-oriented systems and architectures
  • Agile software development
  • Pair programming


This workshop is intended to provide an effective forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange innovative ideas and state-of-the-art research, share experience and lessons learned from academic research projects as well as real world projects, and discuss issues, challenges, needs, and solutions in the verification, validation and quality assurance in software development using emerging technologies. Topics for submission include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Test models, methods, and coverage criteria for emerging technologies
  • Innovative verification and validation methods and tools for emerging technologies
  • Design for testability for emerging technologies, including built-in test or self-test techniques
  • Regression testing issues, strategies, and techniques
  • Test automation, tools and frameworks for emerging technologies
  • Testability analysis for emerging technologies
  • Reliability models, and quality metrics for emerging technologies
  • Performance evaluation models, measurements, and tools for emerging technologies
  • Quality assurance issues, challenges, processes, models, and methods
  • Industrial and academic case studies and experience reports on testing and quality assurance for emerging technologies


The workshop aims at attracting both researchers from academic and industrial institutions and practitioners from industry. It is a merger and expansion of the International Workshop on Quality Assurance and Testing for Web-Based Applications (QATBWA) and the International Workshop on Testing and Quality Assurance for Component-Based Systems Testing Component-Based Software (TQACBS).


Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn, Germany
Jean-Michel Bruel, The University of Pau, France
T.Y. Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Shing-Chi Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Giuseppe A. Di Lucca, University of Sannio, Italy
Sudipto Ghosh, Colorado State University, USA
Jose Carlos Maldonado, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Atif Memon, University of Maryland, USA
Paul Strooper, Queensland's U, Australia
Wei-Tek Tsai, Arizona State University, USA
T.H. Tse, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Tao Xie, North Carolina State University, USA
Baowen Xu, Southeast University, China
Dianxiang Xu, North Dokato State University, USA
(To be completed)


Mar. 23, 2007 Deadline for paper submission
Apr. 13, 2007 Decision notification (electronic)
Apr. 30, 2007 Camera-ready copy and author registration due


Papers must be submitted electronically via the TEST'07 Submission Page. Please follow the instructions posted on the web site. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings. All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers and acceptance depends on reviewer feedback.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 31st IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007). At least one of the authors of each accepted paper or fast abstract must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper or fast abstract published in the proceedings.

It should be noted that all IEEE COMPSAC conference proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). All CPS Publications are captured in the online IEEE Digital Library, and professionally indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index).


Program Chairs
Sami Beydeda
David Kung
University of Texas at Arlington
Steering Committee
Sami Beydeda
Jerry Gao
San Jose State University
David Kung
University of Texas at Arlington
Hong Zhu
Oxford Brookes University


For TEST07, please contact the Workshop Organizers.
For COMPSAC, please visit