IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering

4th Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests (VST 2021)

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Software projects accumulate large sets of test cases, encoding valuable expert knowledge about the system under test to the extent of many person years. Over time, the reliability of the tests decreases, and they become difficult to understand and maintain. Extra effort is required for repairing broken tests and for adapting and co-evolving test suites with changing software systems.

The International Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests (VST) is a unique event bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners for exchanging experiences, solutions and new ideas in applying methods, techniques and tools from software analysis, evolution and re-engineering to advance the state of the art in test development and maintenance.

The workshop invites high quality submissions related, but are not limited, to:

  • Test minimization and simplification
  • Fault localization and automated repair
  • Change analysis for software tests
  • Test visualization
  • Test validation
  • Documentation analysis
  • Bug report analysis
  • Test evolution
  • Test case generation
  • Model-based testing
  • Combinations of the topics above

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 7, 2020 AoE
  • Paper submission deadline: December 11, 2020 AoE
  • Notifications: January 5, 2021
  • Camera Ready: January 12, 2021

For further information and submission details visit the workshop's official page: