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 2017 is the twelfth 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 2017) in Tokyo, Japan. Please consider submitting a paper and/or registering to attend TAIC PART so that you can be part of a premier software testing conference.
Update: Submission deadline extended to December 8!
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.
TAIC PART 2017 invites papers on software testing, verification and validation of the following types:
We invite submissions of the following types:
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 2017 paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=taicpart2017. 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.
The best paper presented at TAIC PART 2017 wins an iPad kindly sponsored by Inceptive AB, a Swedish consultancy company in the forefront of pushing state-of-art and academic solutions for requirements engineering, testing and agile ways of working into the marketplace. The best paper will be selected from the submitted regular papers based on the reviews by the program committee.
Abstract: An automotive system is a Cyber-Physical System. Software, on the one hand, brings new values and features such as "Connected Car" by its flexibility. On the other hand, embedded software is required to achieve safety and reliability as a part of control systems. The trend suggests that it is necessary to consider analysis and verification activities from the software perspective in addition to the conventional system analysis. This talk will provide topics related to analysis and verification including testing in the automotive embedded software field.Bio: After having worked in the IT industry, Tetsuya Tohdo joined DENSO CORPORATION and has been working on research and advanced development of embedded systems. His focus is the methodologies that provide how to design and verify System and Software. He is also interested in applying the benefits of theoretical research results into practical engineering. He is an expert who participates in ISO/TC22/SC32/WG8.
Abstract: Collaboration between industry and academia is important for solving problems and creating innovations. Both sides of industry and academia are important for each other, but sometimes they are incompatible. The keynote provides an overview of software testing in industry and academia from their respective views in Japan. It explores the influence of economic circumstances on the development of high quality software and it discusses related problems such as cost reductions, production of high quality software, and adapting businesses. The author shares experiences from solving these problems by collaborating with people from both industry and academia, for example, by developing test methodologies, skill standards, and education syllabi.Bio: Satoshi Masuda is a researcher at IBM Research - Tokyo. His research interests are in software engineering, focusing on software testing by using natural language processing, machine learning and other techniques. He also had been working for customer application development such as banking systems, insurance systems and so on. He has industry and research experiences in software testing. He is a member of IEEE Computer Society and a senior member of The Information Processing Society Japan.
Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden
Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH), Austria