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Software testing is the perfect candidate among software engineering activities for the union of academic and industrial minds. The workshop Testing: Academia-Industry Collaboration, Practice and Research Techniques (TAIC PART) is a unique event that provides a stimulating platform to facilitate collaboration between industry and academia on challenging and exciting problems of real-world software testing. The workshop brings together practitioners and academic researchers in a friendly environment with the goal to transfer knowledge, exchange experiences, and enrich the understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the collaboration between the two sides.

TAIC PART 2019 is the fourteenth edition in a series of highly successful events. Take a look at previous events and discover what happened at TAIC PART in the past years by following the links below. This year, TAIC PART will be co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2019) in Xi'an, China. Please consider submitting a paper and/or registering to attend TAIC PART so that you can be part of a premier software testing conference.

TAIC PART 2019 is kindly supported by

Auqtus AB

Important Dates

Workshop date & location:
April, 2019, Xi'an, China
co-located with ICST 2019 (April 22 - 27, 2019)

Call for Papers

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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 2019 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 (up to 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 2019 paper submission site: Papers must be written in English and conform to the two-column IEEE template for conference proceedings. 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.

Support for Industrial practitioners

Writing an academic research paper can be a daunting task, especially if one has never written a paper before. Therefore we have created a document to guide practitioners that want to contribute to the workshop. The document can be accessed on the below URL:

Guidelines for practitioners

The document presents a set of headings that can be used to structure the paper as well as guidelines what to write in each heading and how to achieve the required IEEE layout of the paper.


Date and Time: April 23, 2019

08:50 - 09:00 Opening
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote session: Domenico Amalfitano, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00 VVIOT Technical track
      Behavioral Models and Scenario Selection for Testing IoT Trickle-based Lossy Multicast Networks  - Ngo Minh Thang Nguyen, Arnault Lapitre, Boutheïna Bannour and Pascale Le Gall
11:00 - 12:30 NEXTA technical track
      Automatic Generation of Capability Leaks’ Exploits for Android Applications  - Mingsong Zhou, Fanping Zeng and Yu Zhang
      Test Agents: The Next Generation of Test Cases  - Eduard Paul Enoiu and Mirgita Frasheri
      Prediction of Undetected Faults in Safety-critical Software  - Johan Sundell, Richard Torkar, Kristina Lundqvist and Håkan Forsberg
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 INTUIT TEST BEDS Technical track
      Augmented Testing: Industry Feedback To Shape a New Testing Technology  - Michel Nass, Emil Alégroth and Robert Feldt
      Towards Automated Generation of Bug Benchmark for Smart Contracts  - Jiaming Ye, Mingliang Ma, Tianyong Peng, Yun Peng and Yinxing Xue
14:30 - 15:30 TAIC PART Technical track
      Developing a QRNG ECU for automotive security: Experience of testing in the real-world  - Hoang Nga Nguyen, Siamak Tavakoli, Siraj Ahmed Shaikh and Oliver Maynard
      Evaluating a test automation decision support tool  - Kesina Baral, Rasika Mohod, Jennifer Flamm, Seth Goldrich and Paul Ammann
15:30 - 15:40 Closing
15:40 - 16:10 Coffee break


General Chair

Takashi Kitamura

Guowei Yang

Texas State University, USA

Program Co-Chair

Emil Alegroth

Emil Alégroth

Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden

Program Co-Chair

Rui Maranhao

Rui Maranhao

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Committee (preliminary)

  • Tao Yue, Simula, Norway
  • Thomas Bach, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Hirohisa Aman, Ehime University, Japan
  • Rudolf Ramler, SCCH, Austria
  • Xiao Qu, ABB Corporate Research, USA
  • Xusheng Xiao, Case Western Reserve Uni., USA
  • Hongyu Zhang, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Shaukat Ali, Simula, Norway
  • Cyrille Artho, KTH, Sweden
  • Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Tatsuhiro Tsuchiya, Osaka University, Japan
  • Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Blekinge institute of Tech., Sweden
  • Haruto Tanno, NTT, Japan
  • Pekka, Aho, VTT, Finland
  • Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Emilie Engström, Lund University, Sweden
  • Vahid Garousi, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Mark Harman, University College London, GB
  • Mika Mäntylä, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Stefan Mohacsi, Atos, Austria
  • Reinhold Plösch, Hohannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Travassos Guilherme Horta, Universidade Federal do Rio, Brazil
  • Peter Zimmerer, Siemens Corporate Tech. Germany
  • Manuel Oriol, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
  • Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Hasan Sözer, Özegin University, Turkey
  • Darko Marinov, University of Illinois, USA
  • Elizabeta Fourneret, University of Franche-Comte, France

Steering Committee

  • Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Mark Harman, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
  • Ina Schieferdecker, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Emelie Engström, Lund University, Sweden

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