Workshop on Automated Software Testing (A-TEST), 2016

Co-located at the 11th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC) and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), 2016

Accepted papers

Find the list of accepted papers here.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 15 (EXTENDED), 2016
Notification: August 12, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: September 15, 2016
Workshop: November 18, 2016

Submission details

Papers need to comply with the ACM Format and Submission Guidelines and can be submitted through easychair:
Besides full papers, we expect position papers, work-in-progress papers, tool demos and technology transfer papers. Read more about the types and submission details.

Topics of the workshop

The A-TEST workshop provides a venue for researchers and industry to exchange and discuss trending views, ideas, state of the art work in progress, and scientific results on automated test case design and evaluation.
Read more about the specific topics of the contributions.

The A-test TEAM

Organization and programme committee of the 7th edition can be found here.


A-TEST2016 is co-located with the 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering will be held in Seattle, WA, USA between November 13 and November 18, 2016. For details on the venue and registration click here.

The A-test TEAM

General Chair

Tanja Vos

Open Universiteit, NL

Programme Chair

Sigrid Eldh

Ericsson, SE

Programme Chair

Wishnu Prasetya

Univ. Utrecht, NL


Atif Memon
Ina Schieferdecker
Lionel Briand
Robert Feldt
Ana Paiva
Emil Alégroth
Myra Cohen

Program Committee

M.J. Escalona
Wasif Afzal
Javier Dolado
Raquel Blanco
Valentin Dallmeier
Sheikh Umar Farooq
Peter M. Kruse


Steve Counsell
Serge Demeyer
Sung-Shik Jongmans
Marko Van Eekelen
Pekka Aho
Andreas Zeller

Workshop: November 18, 2016

Session 1 (9:00 - 10:30)

  • Opening
  • Multilevel Coarse-to-Fine-Grained Prioritization For GUI And Web Applications
  • EventFlowSlicer: Goal Based Test Generation for Graphical User Interfaces
  • PredSym: Estimating Software Testing Budget for a Bug-free Release

Break (10:30 - 11:00)

Session 2 (11:00 - 12:30)

  • The Complementary Aspect of Automatically and Manually Generated Test Case Sets
  • Modernizing Hierarchical Delta Debugging
  • Complete IOCO Test Cases: A Case Study

Lunch (12:30 -14:00)

Session 3 (14:00 - 15:30)

  • Model-Based Testing of Stochastic Systems with ioco Theory
  • Development and Maintenance Efforts Testing Graphical User Interfaces: A Comparison
  • MT4A: A No-Programming Test Automation Framework for Android Applications

Break (15:30 - 16:00)

Session 4 (16:00 - 17:00)

  • Mitigating (and Exploiting) Test Reduction Slippage
  • Automated Workflow Regression Testing for Multi-tenant SaaS: Integrated Support in Self-service Configuration Dashboard
  • Towards an MDE-based approach to test entity reconciliation applications

Submission Details