Software testing is the perfect candidate among software engineering activities for the union of academic and industrial minds. The Testing: Academic and Industrial Conference - Practice and Research Techniques (TAIC PART) is a unique event that strives to combine the aspects of a software testing conference, workshop, and social gathering. TAIC PART brings together industrialists and academics in an environment that promotes meaningful collaboration on the challenges of software testing. TAIC PART is sponsored by representatives from both industry and academia. The workshop brings together practitioners and academic researchers who work on both the theory and practice of software testing. TAIC PART 2015 is the tenth edition in a series of highly successful events. Take a look at previous events and discover what happened at TAIC PART in the past nine years by following the links below. This year, TAIC PART will be co-located with ICST 2015 in Graz, Austria. Please consider submitting a paper and/or registering to attend the 2015 edition of TAIC PART so that you can be part of a premier software testing conference. Individuals with questions about TAIC PART are encouraged to contact one of the workshop organisers.

Co-located with:
ICST 2015

Important Dates

Conference date & location:
17 April 2015, Graz, Austria

Call for Papers

Theme and Goals

TAIC PART is a workshop that aims to forge collaboration between industry and academia on the challenging and exciting problem of real-world software testing. It is promoted by representatives of both industry and academia, bringing together industrial software engineers and testers with researchers working on theory and practice of software testing. TAIC PART expects submissions relevant to practice and research like evaluation of testing approaches by means of industrial surveys, case studies or experiments, experience reports on the application of scientific approaches in industry, or ideas on how to facilitate the knowledge transfer between industry and academia. The goals of TAIC PART range from the articulation of research questions in the field of software testing and analysis to practical challenges faced in industry. The common theme is the discussion and advancement of approaches and methods for sustainable collaboration between academia and industry in software testing.

Topics of Interest

TAIC PART 2015 invites papers on software testing, verification and validation of the following types:
  • Industry experience reports - practical and generalizable insights into how to apply and extend existing approaches to software testing and analysis
  • Research methods for collaborative research - ways that industry and academia can collaborate to further knowledge on testing, verification and validation
  • Industrial challenges with real-world testing - describe a real-world software testing problem for which industry seeks help from academia or vice versa
  • Knowledge exchange between industry and academia - how can new results and knowledge be exchanged between the two partners.

Submission and Proceedings

We invite submissions of the following types:
  • Regular Papers (6 pages): Experience reports, research methods, longer challenge papers (optional up to 10 pages)
  • Fast Abstracts (2 pages): Challenges in practice and research, work in progress, positions statements
Regular papers will be evaluated with respect to the real-world significance of the described testing experience as well as their ability to forge partnerships and ultimately yield successful solutions. Fast Abstract papers are short papers that describe late breaking results, works in progress or real-world challenges and will be evaluated according to their ability to generate discussion and suggest interesting areas for future research. Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper through the TAIC PART 2015 paper submission site: Papers must be written in English and conform to the two-column IEEE template for conference proceedings. Please refer to the submission page for more details on formatting guidelines. All papers will undergo a rigorous review by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers will be part of the ICST joint workshop proceedings published in the IEEE Digital Library.

Call for Papers as PDF


Date and Time: 17 April 2015

Location: Congress Graz

Academic key note will be given by Prof. Per Runeson from Lund University and industrial keynote by Ranorex


08:45 - 09:00 Opening & Welcome
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote 1: Christoph Preschern (Ranorex, Austria)
People behind the Testing Tools and Frameworks  (slides)
09:45 - 10:30 Short Paper Position Statements: Applications and Challenges
C.S. Gebizli, D. Metin, H. Sözer
Combining Model-Based and Risk-Based Testing for Effective Test Case Generation  (slides)
X. Zhang, H. Tanno
Requirements Document Based Test Scenario Generation for Web Application Scenario Testing  (slides)
T. Arts, J. Hughes, U. Norell, H. Svensson
Testing AUTOSAR software with QuickCheck  (slides)
M. Carlsson, O. Grinchtein, J. Pearson
Testing of a telecommunication protocol using constraint programming  (slides)
T. Wetzlmaier, M. Winterer
Test automation for Multi-Touch User Interfaces of Industrial Applications  (slides)
C. Klammer, A. Kern
Writing Unit Tests: It’s Now or Never!  (slides)
E. Engström,  K. Petersen
Mapping software testing practice with software testing research – SERP-test taxonomy  (slides)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Full Paper Presentations: Model-based Test Automation
V. Entin, M. Winder, B. Zhang, A. Claus
A Process to Increase the Model Quality in the Context of Model-Based Testing  (slides)
M. Micallef, C. Colombo
Lessons learnt from using DSLs for Automated Software Testing  (slides)
T. Arts, K. Bogdanov, A. Gerdes, J. Hughes
Graphical editing support for QuickCheck models  (slides)
T. Gustafsson, M. Skoglund, A. Kobetski, D. Sundmark
Automotive System Testing by Independent Guarded Assertions  (slides)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:15 Poster Space
14:15 - 15:00 Keynote 2: Per Runeson (Lund University, Sweden)
The 4+1 View Model of Industry–Academia Collaboration Experiences  (slides)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00 Full Paper Presentations: Analysis and Improvement
B. Peischl
Software Quality Research: from Processes to Model-based Techniques  (slides)
D. Tengeri, A. Beszédes, T. Gergely, L. Vidács, D. Havas, T. Gyimóthy
Beyond Code Coverage – an Approach for Test Suite Assessment and Improvement  (slides)
C. Biray, F. Buzluca
A Learning-Based Method for Detecting Defective Classes in Object-Oriented Systems  (slides)
L. Vidács, F. Horváth, J. Mihalicza, B. Vancsics, A. Beszédes
Supporting Software Product Line Testing by Optimizing Code Configuration Coverage  (slides)
17:00 - 17:15 Closing


General Chair

Nadia Alshahwan

University College London, UK

Program Co-Chair

Rudolf Ramler

Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria

Program Co-Chair

Michael Felderer

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Program Committee

  • Pekka Aho, VTT, Finland
  • Cyrille Artho, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Domenico Bianculli, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Matthias Büchler, TU Munich, Germany
  • Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson AB, Sweden
  • Emelie Engström, Lund University, Sweden
  • Vladimir Entin, OMICRON electronics, Austria
  • Robert Feldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology & Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Elizabeta Fourneret, University of Franche-Comté, France
  • Vahid Garousi, Yusifoglu Atilim University, Turkey
  • Mark Harman, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Gregory M. Kapfhammer, Allegheny College, USA
  • Zheng Li, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  • Mika Mäntylä, University of Oulu, Finland

  • Wassim Masri, American Univesity of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Phil McMinn, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Stefan Mohacsi, Atos, Austria
  • Yasuharu Nishi, University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan
  • Reinhold Plösch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Stuart Reid, TSG, United Kingdom
  • Richard Seidl, GETEMED Medizin- und Informationstechnik, Germany
  • Sebastian Siegl, Audi Electronics Venture, Germany
  • Saurabh Sinha, IBM Research, India
  • Harry Sneed, Anecon, Austria
  • Guilherme Horta Travassos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Carsten Weise, imbus AG, Germany
  • Justyna Zander, HumanoidWay, Germany
  • Peter Zimmerer, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

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