Eighth Workshop on Model-Based Testing (MBT 2013)

MBT 2013
Eighth Workshop on Model-Based Testing
March 17, 2013, Rome, Italy
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Satellite workshop of ETAPS 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

The workshop is devoted to model-based testing of both software and
hardware. Model-based testing uses models describing the required behavior
of the system under consideration to guide such efforts as test selection
and test results evaluation. Testing validates the real system behavior
against models and checks that the implementation conforms to them, but is
capable also to find errors in the models themselves.

Model-based testing has gained attention with the popularization of models
in software/hardware design and development. Of particular importance are
formal models with precise semantics, such as state-based formalisms,
algebraic specifications, or other mathematical descriptions of possible
system behavior. Testing with such models allows one to detect subtle bugs
and at the same time to measure the degree of the product’s conformance with
the model. Recently model-based testing get particular importance in such
domains as security testing and testing of hybrid systems due to their
inherent complexity.

Techniques to support model-based testing are drawn from diverse areas, like
deductive verification, model checking, constraint solving, control and data
flow analysis, grammar analysis, Markov processes, etc.

The intent of this workshop is to bring together researchers and users of
model-based testing techniques and tools to discuss the state of the art in
theory, applications, tools, and industrialization of model-based testing
and related domains.

The workshop proceedings will appear in EPTCS.

SUBMISSION TOPICS

Original submissions are solicited from representatives of both industry and
academia. They are invited to present their work, plans, and views related
to model-based testing. The topics of interest include but are not limited
to:

  • Online and offline test sequence generation methods and tools
  • Test data selection methods and tools
  • Model-based test coverage metrics
  • Automatic domain/partition analysis
  • Combination of formal verification and testing
  • Test oracle construction techniques
  • Scenario based test generation
  • Language/technology support for testing
  • Formalisms and formal models suitable for model-based testing
  • Using high-level models (in SysML, AADL, etc.) for testing
  • Runtime verification integrated with testing
  • Application of model checking techniques in testing
  • Use of constraint solving and constraint inference in testing
  • Game-theoretic and probabilistic approaches to test selection
  • Model-based security testing, testing of other non-functional requirements
  • Model-based testing of hybrid and cyber-physical systems
  • Problems and achievements of model-based testing in industry

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submissions: December 6, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 24, 2013
Final versions: February 8, 2013

PAPER SUBMISSION

Research papers should be limited to 15 pages in EPTCS format, describing
significant research results based on sound theory or experimental
assessment.

We also solicit industry experience papers and presentations on the use of
model-based testing in industrial environments and analysis of results
obtained. Industrial papers should be limited to 15 pages. Industrial
presentations may be submitted as annotations only.

Paper submission is now open here

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Alexander K. Petrenko (ISP RAS, Russia), co-chair
Holger Schlingloff (Fraunhofer FOKUS and Humboldt-Universitat, Germany), co-chair
Bernhard Aichernig (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Jonathan Bowen (Museophile Limited, UK)
Mirko Conrad (The MathWorks GmbH, Germany)
John Derrick (University of Sheffield, UK)
Bernd Finkbeiner (Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany)
Lars Frantzen (Radboud University Nijmegen , Netherlands)
Patrice Godefroid (Microsoft Research, USA)
Wolfgang Grieskamp (Google, USA)
Ziyad Hanna (Jasper Design Automation, USA)
Philipp Helle (EADS, Germany)
Antti Huima (Conformiq Software Ltd., Finland)
Mika Katara (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Alexander S. Kossatchev (ISP RAS, Russia)
Andres Kull (Elvior, Estonia)
Bruno Legeard (Smartesting, France)
Bruno Marre (CEA LIST, France)
Laurent Mounier (VERIMAG, France)
Alexandre Petrenko (Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada)
Fabien Peureux (University of Franche-Comte, France)
Julien Schmaltz (Open University of The Netherlands, Netherlands)
Nikolai Tillmann (Microsoft Research, USA)
Nina Yevtushenko (Tomsk State University, Russia)


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