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ICST 2022
Mon 4 - Fri 8 April 2022

Call for Workshops

The IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST) is the premier conference for research in all areas related to software quality. The conference has a history of hosting successful workshops that provide collaborative forums for participants to exchange preliminary results, conduct intensive discussions on particular topics, and coordinate work among members of a technical community.

We encourage those interested in organizing a workshop to submit proposals focusing on any aspect of software testing, verification, and validation. These will be IEEE workshops, and organizers have the option of publishing the proceedings in the IEEE digital library.


  • Beatriz Marín, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain -

  • Michele Tufano, Microsoft

  • Silvio Cacace, Founder, CEO TestCompass

  • Sebastiano Panichella, Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland - https://spanichella.github.io/

How to Submit

Submit your workshop proposal by email:

Proposals should provide the following required information. We suggest a length of about 2–3 pages.

  • Title: Workshop name and acronym
  • List of organizers and contact information
  • Workshop summary: Provide the workshop title and a brief abstract of the goals and format of the workshop. If your workshop is accepted, this information will be placed on the ICST website.
  • Workshop theme, goals, and relevance: Briefly describe the workshop theme and its goals. Please provide a clear statement of why members of the ICST community will be interested in this workshop and what impact your workshop will have on them. Also, state your success criteria for the workshop.
  • Academic & Industrial oriented Workshops: We foresee two types of workshops to increase diversity and participation from both academia and industry.
    • Academic-oriented workshops: Academically oriented workshops with a focus on topics that are novel and emerging in the field. This means that organizers of workshops could be, as for previous years, mainly researchers from academic organizations proposing workshops on emerging topics focused on automated testing innovations or practices relevant from an academic point of view.
    • Industry-oriented workshops: Industry-oriented workshops with a focus on topics that are not necessarily novel and emerging from an academic view, but very pressing in industry. This means that organizers of workshops could be mainly researchers from industrial organizations proposing workshops on emerging topics focused on automated testing challenges, innovations, or practices relevant from an industrial point of view.
  • Workshop format, scheduling, required services
    • Describe how you plan to structure the workshop (e.g., paper presentations, invited talks, working sessions, panels, etc.). Briefly explain how this format will help achieve the workshop goals.
    • State how long the workshop will last (half day, 1 day). Please indicate whether you would prefer to have the workshop before or after the conference. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but cannot guarantee them.
    • List any known equipment or material needs for the workshop.
  • Proceedings
    • What types of contributions are accepted? Specify the types and length of papers (demos, short, long, position statements, etc.)
    • Program committee members names: include tentative and committed names
    • Describe the review and evaluation process to decide which submissions to accept
    • Link to preliminary workshop website and call for papers
    • Specify if the workshop intends to publish its proceedings through the IEEE digital library, or if different proceedings are planned
  • Participation: Expected background of attendees. Provide the expected or planned number of participants, submissions, and accepted papers. Please explain your reasoning to support this estimate. Include plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants.
  • Success indicators of previous editions: If this workshop has been run previously, please describe where and when the workshop was held, the number of submissions it received, the number of submissions accepted, and the number of attendees. Include links to previous editions of the workshop, if any.
  • Organizers information: Please indicate the names of the workshop chairs and provide a short biography for each, highlighting any experience organizing workshops, conferences, or other relevant events. Also, indicate other organizing committee members if any.