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The workshop will be co-located with ISSTA/ECOOP 2024

16-20 September 2024 in Vienna

Colocated with ISSTA/ECOOP 2024

 where the workshop will be co-located

About

For the past fourteen years, the Workshop on Automating Testing (A-TEST) has provided a venue for researchers and industry members alike to exchange and discuss trending views, ideas, state of the art, work in progress, and scientific results on automated testing.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the workshop, with the special theme  

Using DSLs for test automation and the automated testing of DSLs

This theme fits exactly at the intersection of ECOOP and ISSTA where the workshop will be co-located. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective DSLs for testing.
  • Integrating DSLs into existing unit testing frameworks like Selenium, JUnit, or PyTest.
  • DSLs for API testing (including the GUI).
  • Languages for specific testing domains like web, mobile, cloud, and embedded systems testing.
  • Tools, IDEs, and environments that support the development and use of DSLs in test automation.
  • DSLs and Model-Based Testing (MBT), exploring the intersections between DSLs and MBT.
  • Real-world applications, success stories, challenges, and lessons learned from using DSLs in industrial settings.
  • Novel ideas, emerging trends, and future directions in the development and application of DSLs for test automation
  • Testing of DSLs

Im­por­tant Dates

 

  • Abstract Submission deadline: 14th of June 2024
  • Submission deadline: 21st of June 2024
  • Author notification: 22nd of July 2024
  • Camera-ready Submission: 31st of July 2024
  • Workshop: 19th of September 2024

All dates are 23:59:59 AoE

Call for Papers

 

Authors are invited to submit papers to the workshop, and present and discuss them at the event on topics related to DSLs and automated software testing. Paper submissions can be of the following types:

  • Full papers (max 8 pages, including references) describing original, complete, and validated research – either empirical or theoretical – in A-TEST related techniques, tools, or industrial case studies.
  • Work-in-progress papers (max. 4 pages) that describe novel, interesting, and high-potential work in progress, but not necessarily reaching full completion (e.g., not completely validated).
  • Tool papers (max. 4 pages) presenting some testing tool in a way that it could be presented to industry as a start of successful technology transfer.
  • Technology transfer papers (max. 4 pages) describing industry-academia co-operation.
  • Position papers (max. 2 pages) that analyse trends and raise issues of importance. Position papers are intended to generate discussion and debate during the workshop.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective DSLs for testing.
  • Integrating DSLs into existing unit testing frameworks like Selenium, JUnit, or PyTest.
  • DSLs for API testing (including the GUI).
  • Languages for specific testing domains like web, mobile, cloud, and embedded systems testing.
  • Tools, IDEs, and environments that support the development and use of DSLs in test automation.
  • DSLs and Model-Based Testing (MBT), exploring the intersections between DSLs and MBT.
  • Real-world applications, success stories, challenges, and lessons learned from using DSLs in industrial settings.
  • Novel ideas, emerging trends, and future directions in the development and application of DSLs for test automation
  • Testing of DSLs

All questions about submissions should be emailed to the workshop organisers at atest2024@easychair.org

Organization Committee

General Chair

Wishnu Prasetya (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

 Program Co-Chairs

Tijs van der Storm (CWI, The Netherlands)

Tanja E.J.Vos(Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain,  Open Universiteit The Netherlands)

Publicity & Web Chair

Beatriz Marín (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)