Testing: Academic & Industrial Conference
Practice and Research Techniques



The Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference 2010 (TAIC PART 2010) establishes a forum for the publication of papers related to software testing and analysis. The theme of TAIC PART is transferring software testing technology from academia to industry. TAIC PART aims to forge collaborations between industry and academia. The goals of TAIC PART 2010 include the articulation of fundamental research questions in the field of software testing and analysis. TAIC PART also focuses on the practical challenges that are often faced by software developers in industry.


TAIC PART 2010 solicits papers on, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Test Adequacy Criteria
  • Test Suite Execution
  • Test Coverage Monitoring
  • Automated Test Data Generation
  • Regression Testing
  • Automated Debugging and Fault Localization
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis
  • Verification and Validation
  • Software Reliability Engineering
  • Model-Based Testing
  • Testing and Formal Methods
  • Testing and Model Checking
  • Software Testing Process
  • Technology Transfer


We invite submission of papers of the following types:

  • Full papers (16 pages): Original research
  • Short papers (8 pages): Experience reports, challenge papers
  • Fast Abstracts, PhD papers, tool papers (4 pages)

Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper through the TAIC PART 2010 paper submission site. Papers must be written in English, and prepared according to Springer's LNCS style. All papers will undergo a rigorous review by at least three members of the program committee.

  • Original research papers will explore novel software testing ideas and techniques. These papers should furnish a detailed theoretical or empirical evaluation of the proposed approach.
  • Experience reports should provide practical and generalizable insights into how to apply and extend existing approaches to software testing and analysis and will be evaluated with respect to the significance and generality of the described testing experience.
  • Tool papers must focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of software testing and analysis tools and will be judged by the technical merit, novelty, and evaluation of the tool.
  • Challenge papers describe a real-world software testing problem for which academics seek help from industry or vice versa and will be assessed according to their ability to forge partnerships and ultimately yield successful solutions.
  • PhD papers are for PhD students who are interested in receiving feedback about dissertation research that is an early stage. There will be a dedicated PhD session at the conference.
  • Fast abstract papers are short papers that describes late breaking results or works in progress and will be evaluated according to their ability to generate discussion and suggest interesting areas for future research.


Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) and also available online on SpringerLink.


Authors of the best accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a special issue of Software: Practice and Experience.



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