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ICST 2022
Mon 4 - Fri 8 April 2022

ICST 2022 invites high-quality submissions in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. The industry track has the same topics and requires the same rigorousness as the research track. However, the industry track papers should prioritize impact and realism over novelty. We expect that industry track publications report useful testing tools, successful stories and experiences when applying software testing theories and methodologies into practice, or promising prototypes that have the potential to impact practice in the next few years. Ideally, they should be evaluated on real-world, industrial data, and discuss non-functional aspects such as scalability and reliability, and also compare to pre-existing industrial best practices. The industry track papers will be published in the ICST 2022 proceedings and listed by IEEE databases.

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Tue 5 Apr

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

09:45 - 10:15
09:45
30m
Day opening
Opening
Research Papers

11:00 - 11:30
11:00
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

11:30 - 12:45
ICST Automated Testing ITesting Tools / Research Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Tanja E. J. Vos Universitat Politècnica de València and Open Universiteit
11:30
15m
Talk
Applying Symbolic Execution to Test Implementations of a Network Protocol Against its Specification
Research Papers
Hooman Asadian Uppsala University, Paul Fiterau-Brostean Uppsala University, Bengt Jonsson Uppsala University, Sweden, Konstantinos (Kostis) Sagonas Uppsala University, Sweden
Pre-print
11:45
15m
Talk
Model-based Testing of Scratch Programs
Testing Tools
Katharina Götz University of Passau, Patric Feldmeier University of Passau, Gordon Fraser University of Passau
12:00
15m
Talk
CITRUS: Automated Unit Testing Tool for Real-world C++ Programs
Testing Tools
Robert Sebastian Herlim KAIST, Yunho Kim Hanyang University, Moonzoo Kim KAIST / VPlusLab Inc.
12:15
15m
Talk
Symbolic Verification of Message Signatures in MPI
Research Papers
Hengbiao Yu National University of Defense Technology, Banghu Yin National University of Defense Technology, Xin Yi National University of Defense Technology
12:30
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

12:45 - 14:00
Lunch / BreakResearch Papers at Networking
12:45
75m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

14:00 - 15:15
ICST Field / Production testingResearch Papers / Industry at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Annibale Panichella Delft University of Technology
14:00
15m
Talk
Testing Software in Production Environments with Data from the Field
Research Papers
Luca Gazzola Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Leonardo Mariani University of Milano-Bicocca, Matteo Orru University of Milano Bicocca, Mauro Pezze USI Lugano; Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, Martin Tappler TU Graz; Silicon Austria Labs
14:15
15m
Talk
Automatic Error Classification and Root Cause Determination while Replaying Recorded Workload Data at SAP HANA
Industry
Neetha Jambigi University of Innsbruck, Thomas Bach SAP, Felix Schabernack SAP, Michael Felderer University of Innsbruck
14:30
15m
Talk
FAUSTA: Scaling Dynamic Analysis with Traffic Generation at WhatsApp
Industry
Ke Mao Meta, Timotej Kapus Facebook, Inc., Lambros Petrou Facebook, Inc., Ákos Hajdu Facebook, Matteo Marescotti Facebook, Inc., Andreas Löscher Facebook, Inc., Mark Harman Facebook, Inc., Dino Distefano Facebook London
14:45
15m
Talk
Smoke Testing of Cloud Systems
Research Papers
Cecilio Cannavacciuolo , Leonardo Mariani University of Milano-Bicocca
15:00
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

15:15 - 15:45
15:15
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

15:45 - 16:45
ICST AI IResearch Papers / Industry at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Raihana Ferdous Fondazione Bruno Kessler
15:45
15m
Talk
IFRIT: Focused Testing through Deep Reinforcement Learning
Research Papers
Andrea Romdhana DIBRIS - University of Genoa, FBK - Security & Trust unit, Mariano Ceccato University of Verona, Alessio Merlo DIBRIS - University of Genoa, Paolo Tonella USI Lugano
16:00
15m
Talk
Robustness assessment and improvement of a neural network for blood oxygen pressure estimation
Industry
Paolo Arcaini National Institute of Informatics , Andrea Bombarda University of Bergamo, Silvia Bonfanti University of Bergamo, Angelo Gargantini University of Bergamo, Daniele Gamba AISent S.r.l., Rita Pedercini AISent S.r.l.
Pre-print
16:15
15m
Talk
Evaluating Features for Machine Learning Detection of Order- and Non-Order-Dependent Flaky Tests
Research Papers
Owain Parry The University of Sheffield, Gregory Kapfhammer Allegheny College, Michael Hilton Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Phil McMinn University of Sheffield
16:30
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

16:45 - 17:00
16:45
15m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

17:00 - 18:00
17:00
60m
Social Event
Pubquiz I
Research Papers

18:00 - 19:30
Dinner / BreakResearch Papers at Networking
18:00
90m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

19:30 - 20:45
ICST GUI Testing and FuzzingResearch Papers / Tool Demos at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Andrea Stocco Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
19:30
15m
Talk
A Framework for Automated API Fuzzing at Enterprise Scale
Research Papers
Riyadh Mahmood The Aerospace Corporation, Jay Pennington The Aerospace Corporation, Danny Tsang The Aerospace Corporation, Tan Tran The Aerospace Corporation, Andrea Bogle The Aerospace Corporation
19:45
15m
Talk
GUI Test Transfer from Web to Android
Research Papers
Jun-Wei Lin University of California, Irvine, Sam Malek University of California at Irvine, USA
20:00
15m
Talk
DTLS-Fuzzer: A DTLS Protocol State Fuzzer
Tool Demos
Paul Fiterau-Brostean Uppsala University, Bengt Jonsson Uppsala University, Sweden, Konstantinos (Kostis) Sagonas Uppsala University, Sweden, Fredrik Tåkvist Uppsala University
Pre-print Media Attached
20:15
15m
Talk
Automated Detection of TalkBack Interactive Accessibility Failures in Android Applications
Research Papers
Ali S. Alotaibi University of Southern California, Paul T. Chiou University of Southern California, William G.J. Halfond University of Southern California
20:30
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

Wed 6 Apr

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

09:45 - 11:00
ICST Regression TestingResearch Papers / Journal-First Papers / Industry at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Rachel Tzoref-Brill IBM Research
09:45
15m
Talk
TESRAC: A Framework for Test Suite Reduction Assessment at Scale
Research Papers
João Becho LaSiGE & FCUL, University of Lisbon, Frederico Cerveira CISUC & DEI, University of Coimbra, João Leitão NOVA LINCS & FCT, NOVA University of Lisbon, Rui André Oliveira NOVA LINCS & FCT, NOVA University of Lisbon
10:00
15m
Talk
Less is More: Simplification of Test Scenarios for Autonomous Driving System Testing
Industry
Paolo Arcaini National Institute of Informatics , Xiaoyi Zhang National Institute of Informatics, Japan, Fuyuki Ishikawa National Institute of Informatics
10:15
15m
Talk
An effective formulation of the multi-criteria test suite minimization problem
Journal-First Papers
Okan Orsan Ozener Özyeğin University, Hasan Sozer Ozyegin University
Link to publication DOI
10:30
15m
Talk
Dynamic test prioritization of product lines: An application on configurable simulation models
Journal-First Papers
Urtzi Markiegi Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Aitor Arrieta Mondragon University, Leire Etxeberria Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Goiuria Sagardui Mondragon University
Link to publication DOI
10:45
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

11:00 - 11:30
11:00
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

11:30 - 12:45
ICST Fuzzing and Random TestingResearch Papers / Journal-First Papers / Industry at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Marcel Böhme MPI-SP, Germany and Monash University, Australia
11:30
15m
Talk
Metamorphic Fuzzing of C++ Libraries
Research Papers
Andrei Lascu Imperial College London, Alastair F. Donaldson Imperial College London, Tobias Grosser University of Edinburgh, Torsten Hoefler ETH Zurich
11:45
15m
Talk
POWER: Program Option-Aware Fuzzer for High Bug Detection Ability
Research Papers
Ahcheong Lee KAIST, Irfan Ariq KAIST, Yunho Kim Hanyang University, Moonzoo Kim KAIST / VPlusLab Inc.
12:00
15m
Talk
Comparing Fuzzers on a Level Playing Field with FuzzBench
Industry
Dario Asprone University College London (UCL), Jonathan Metzman Google, Abhishek Arya Google, Giovani Guizzo University College London, Federica Sarro University College London
12:15
15m
Talk
SWFC-ART: A cost-effective approach for Fixed-Size-Candidate-Set Adaptive Random Testing through small world graphs
Journal-First Papers
Muhammad Ashfaq Jiangsu University, Rubing Huang Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Dave Towey University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Michael Omari Takoradi Technical University, Dmitry Yashunin Harman X, Patrick Kwaku Kudjo University of Professional Studies, Accra-Ghana, Tao Zhang Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Link to publication DOI
12:30
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

12:45 - 14:00
Lunch / BreakResearch Papers at Networking
12:45
75m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

14:45 - 15:15
14:45
30m
Social Event
Ice-Breakers and Get to know each other
Research Papers

15:15 - 16:30
ICST AI IITesting Tools / Research Papers / Industry at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Donghwan Shin University of Luxembourg
15:15
15m
Talk
Learning Realistic Mutations: Bug Creation for Neural Bug Detectors
Research Papers
Cedric Richter Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg / University of Oldenburg, Heike Wehrheim Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg / University of Oldenburg
15:30
15m
Talk
SUPERNOVA: Automating Test Selection and Defect Prevention in AAA Video Games Using Risk Based Testing and Machine Learning
Industry
Alexander Senchenko Electronics Arts, Jordan Patterson Electronics Arts, Hamman Samuel Electronics Arts, Dan Ispir Electronics Arts
Pre-print
15:45
15m
Talk
RiverGame - a game testing tool using artificial intelligence
Testing Tools
Ciprian Paduraru University of Bucharest, Miruna Gabriela Paduraru University of Bucharest , Alin Stefanescu University of Bucharest
16:00
15m
Talk
Machine Learning Based Invariant Generation: A Framework and Reproducibility Study
Research Papers
Jan Haltermann University of Oldenburg, Heike Wehrheim Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg / University of Oldenburg
16:15
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

16:30 - 16:45
16:30
15m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

16:45 - 18:00
ICST Empirical StudyJournal-First Papers / Research Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Mohammad Reza Mousavi King's College London
16:45
15m
Talk
An experimental and practical study on the equivalent mutant connection: An evolutionary approach
Journal-First Papers
Pedro Delgado-Pérez Universidad de Cádiz, Francisco Chicano University of Malaga
Link to publication DOI
17:00
15m
Talk
A Qualitative Study on the Sources, Impacts, and Mitigation Strategies of Flaky Tests
Research Papers
Sarra Habchi University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Guillaume Haben University of Luxembourg, Mike Papadakis University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Maxime Cordy University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Yves Le Traon University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pre-print
17:15
15m
Talk
As Code Testing: Characterizing Test Quality in Open Source Ansible Development
Research Papers
Mohammed Mehedi Hasan Independent University, Akond Rahman Tennessee Tech University
Pre-print File Attached
17:30
15m
Talk
A Survey on How Test Flakiness Affects Developers and What Support They Need To Address It
Research Papers
Martin Gruber BMW Group, University of Passau, Gordon Fraser University of Passau
Pre-print
17:45
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

18:00 - 19:30
Dinner / BreakResearch Papers at Networking
18:00
90m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

19:30 - 20:45
ICST Automated Testing 2Research Papers / Journal-First Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Jose Campos University of Lisbon, Portugal
19:30
15m
Talk
Providing Real-time Assistance for Repairing Runtime Exceptions using Stack Overflow Posts
Research Papers
Sonal Mahajan Uber Technologies Inc., Mukul Prasad Fujitsu Research of America
19:45
15m
Talk
To Seed or Not to Seed? An Empirical Analysis of Usage of Seeds for Testing in Machine Learning Projects
Research Papers
Saikat Dutta University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anshul Arunachalam University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sasa Misailovic University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
20:00
15m
Talk
Integration testing for robotic systems
Journal-First Papers
Maria Brito Federal University of Lavras Lavras, Simone do Rocio Senger de Souza ICMC/USP, Paulo Sergio Lopes de Souza ICMC/USP
Link to publication DOI
20:15
15m
Talk
Patterns of Code-to-Test Co-evolution for Automated Test Suite Maintenance
Research Papers
Samiha Shimmi Northern Illinois University, Mona Rahimi Northern Illinois University
20:30
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

Thu 7 Apr

Displayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

10:00 - 11:00
ICST Machine and Constraints LearningResearch Papers / Journal-First Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Gunel Jahangirova USI Lugano
10:00
15m
Talk
Documentation-based functional constraint generation for library methods
Journal-First Papers
Renhe Jiang Nanjing University, Zhengzhao Chen Nanjing University, Yu Pei Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Minxue Pan Nanjing University, Tian Zhang Nanjing University, Xuandong Li Nanjing University
Link to publication DOI
10:15
15m
Talk
Learning-based mutant reduction using fine-grained mutation operators
Journal-First Papers
Yunho Kim Hanyang University, Shin Hong Handong Global University
Link to publication DOI
10:30
15m
Talk
An Empirical Study of IR-based Bug Localization for Deep Learning-based Software
Research Papers
Misoo Kim Sungkyunkwan University, Youngkyoung Kim Sungkyunkwan University, Eunseok Lee Sungkyunkwan University
10:45
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

11:00 - 11:30
11:00
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

11:30 - 12:45
ICST API Testing and Program RepairIndustry / Research Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Thomas Durieux KTH
11:30
15m
Talk
Harvesting Production GraphQL Queries to Detect Schema Faults
Research Papers
Louise Zetterlund Redeye AB, Deepika Tiwari KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Martin Monperrus KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Benoit Baudry KTH
11:45
15m
Talk
Automated Repair of Responsive Web Page Layouts
Research Papers
Ibrahim Althomali The University of Sheffield, Gregory Kapfhammer Allegheny College, Phil McMinn University of Sheffield
12:00
15m
Talk
Repairing Fragile GUI Test Cases Using Word and Layout Embedding
Industry
Juyeon Yoon Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seungjun Chung KAIST, Kihyuck Shin Samsung Electronics, Jinhan Kim KAIST, Shin Hong Handong Global University, Shin Yoo KAIST
12:15
15m
Talk
Testing a PL/I Compiler using Precomputation-based Program Generation
Industry
Jesse Postema Universiteit Van Amsterdam, Johan Fabry Raincode Labs, Belgium, Yannick Barthol Raincode Labs, Ana Maria Oprescu University of Amsterdam
12:30
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

12:45 - 14:00
Lunch / BreakResearch Papers at Networking
12:45
75m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

14:45 - 15:15
14:45
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

15:15 - 16:15
ICST Test GenerationTesting Tools / Research Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Xavier Devroey University of Namur
15:15
15m
Talk
TACKLETEST: A Tool for Amplifying Test Generation via Type-Based Combinatorial Coverage
Testing Tools
Rachel Tzoref-Brill IBM Research, Saurabh Sinha IBM Research, Antonio Abu Nassar IBM Research, Victoria Goldin IBM Research, Haim Kermany IBM Research
15:30
15m
Talk
JavaScript Instrumentation for Search-Based Software Testing: A Study with RESTful APIs
Research Papers
Man Zhang Kristiania University College, Norway, Asma Belhadi Kristiania University College, Andrea Arcuri Kristiania University College and Oslo Metropolitan University
15:45
15m
Paper
Assessor: a PO-Based WebDriver Test Suites Generator from Selenium IDE Recordings
Testing Tools
Maurizio Leotta DIBRIS, University of Genova, Italy, Antonio Molinari Università di Genova, Filippo Ricca Università di Genova
16:00
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

16:15 - 16:45
16:15
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

16:45 - 18:00
ICST Symbolic executionResearch Papers / Industry / Testing Tools / Journal-First Papers at Margaret Hamilton
Chair(s): Arie van Deursen Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
16:45
15m
Talk
Translating EULYNX SysML models into Symbolic Transition Systems for Model-Based Testing of Railway signaling systems
Industry
Tobias Bachmann Universiteit van Amsterdam, Machiel van der Bijl Axini, Daan van der Meij ProRail, Djurre van der Wal University of Twente, Ana Maria Oprescu University of Amsterdam
17:00
15m
Talk
Model checking C++ programs
Journal-First Papers
Felipe R. Monteiro Amazon, Mikhail R. Gadelha Igalia, Lucas C. Cordeiro University of Manchester, UK
Link to publication DOI
17:15
15m
Talk
SIFT: A Tool for Property Directed Symbolic Execution of Multithreaded Software
Testing Tools
Tuba Yavuz University of Florida
17:30
15m
Talk
Automating Differential Testing with Overapproximate Symbolic Execution
Research Papers
Richard Rutledge Georgia Institute of Technology, Alessandro Orso Georgia Tech
17:45
15m
Live Q&A
Discussion and Q&A
Research Papers

18:00 - 18:30
Dinner / BreakResearch Papers at Networking
18:00
30m
Break
Break/Networking
Research Papers

18:30 - 19:30
18:30
60m
Social Event
Pubquiz II
Research Papers

Call for Papers

NOTE: Date has been extended 1 week for paper submission due to difficulties setting up EasyChair for the conference.

ICST 2022 invites high quality submissions in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. The industry track has the same topics and requires the same rigorousness as the research track. However, the industry track papers should prioritize impact and realism over novelty. We expect that industry track publications report useful testing tools, successful stories and experiences when applying software testing theories and methodologies into practice, or promising prototypes that have the potential to impact practice in the next few years. Ideally they should be evaluated on real-world, industrial data, and discuss non-functional aspects such as scalability and reliability, and also compare to pre-existing industrial best practices. The industry track papers will be published in the ICST 2022 proceedings and listed by IEEE databases.

Topics of interest include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Domain specific testing, such as: Autonomous vehicles, advanced control systems, mobile or web app testing, embedded systems testing, concurrent systems, GUI testing, etc.
  • Formal verification
  • Model based testing
  • Model checking
  • Search based software testing
  • Security testing
  • Software reliability
  • Test automation
  • Testability and design
  • Testing and development processes
  • Testing education
  • Testing / debugging frameworks and tools
  • Applications of software testing theories in practice
  • Empirical studies
  • Experience reports
  • Mobile testing
  • Testing AI products
  • Applying machine learning techniques to testing

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the ICST Program Committee.

Format

Industry papers must conform to the two-column IEEE conference publication format. Templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available from http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html: please use the letter format template and conference option.

Papers should be submitted in the PDF format: they must not exceed ten pages, plus up to two pages of references. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icst2022 . Make sure when submitting to submit to your intended track as all tracks share the same link.

Papers must neither have been previously accepted for publication nor be under submission in another conference or journal.

For your paper to be published in the ICST 2022 conference proceedings, at least one of the authors of the paper must register for the conference and confirm that she/he will present the paper in person.

Important Dates (all dates are AoE)

Submission of Abstract: Mon 27 Sep 2021

Submission of Industry Papers: Mon 04 Oct 2021

Author Notification: Mon 6 Dec 2021

Camera Ready: Sat 29 Jan 2022

Double Blind

Industry track papers do not need to be double-blinded. Since industry papers typically rely heavily on the industrial/practical context in which the work was carried out it would be too much to ask to require this context to be anonymized. Please contact the industry track chairs if you have more questions.

FAQ

Q: Does the industry track accept abstracts or short papers?

A: No. The industry track has the same rigorousness as the research papers, therefore, the industry track papers need to present the motivation, methodology, design of experiments / case studies, results, discussions, and related work in a clear and comprehensive way. Abstracts or short papers don't have enough room to incorporate these required and important contents.

Q: My paper has less than 10 pages, can I submit it to the industry track?

A: Yes, as long as your paper clearly presents the motivation, methodology, design of experiments / case studies, results, discussions, and related work.

Accepted Papers

Title
Automatic Error Classification and Root Cause Determination while Replaying Recorded Workload Data at SAP HANA
Industry
Comparing Fuzzers on a Level Playing Field with FuzzBench
Industry
FAUSTA: Scaling Dynamic Analysis with Traffic Generation at WhatsApp
Industry
Less is More: Simplification of Test Scenarios for Autonomous Driving System Testing
Industry
Repairing Fragile GUI Test Cases Using Word and Layout Embedding
Industry
Robustness assessment and improvement of a neural network for blood oxygen pressure estimation
Industry
Pre-print
SUPERNOVA: Automating Test Selection and Defect Prevention in AAA Video Games Using Risk Based Testing and Machine Learning
Industry
Pre-print
Testing a PL/I Compiler using Precomputation-based Program Generation
Industry
Translating EULYNX SysML models into Symbolic Transition Systems for Model-Based Testing of Railway signaling systems
Industry
Questions? Use the ICST Industry contact form.