Call for Papers
NEXTA solicits contributions targeting all aspects of test automation, from initial test design
to automated verdict analysis. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Test execution automation
- Test case generation
- Automatic test design generation
- Analytics, learning and big data in relation to test automation
- Automatic aspects management in test, progress, reporting, planning etc.
- Visualization of test
- Evolution of test automation
- Test suite architecture and infrastructure
- Test environment, simulation, and other contextual issues for automated testing
- Test tools, frameworks, and general support for test automation
- Testing in an agile and continuous integration context, and testing within DevOps
- Orchestration of test
- Metrics, benchmarks, and estimation on any type of test automation
- Any type of test technologies relying on automation of test
- Process improvements and assessments related to test automation
- Test automation maturity and experience reports on test automation
- Automatic retrieval of test data and test preparation aspect
- Maintainability, monitoring and refactoring of automated test suites
- Training and education on automated testing
- Automated test for product lines and high-variability systems
- Test automation patterns
- Automated test oracles
NEXTA accepts the following types of original papers:
- Technical Papers (max. 8 pages in IEEE format).
Full papers presenting research results or industrial practices related
to the next generation of test automation.
- Tool Papers (max. 4 pages in IEEE format).
Tool papers introduce tools that implement an approach to support
the transition to the next generation of test automation.
A tool paper submission must include either 1) a URL to a screencast
of the tool in action, or 2) a runnable version of the tool for evaluation by the program committee.
- Position and Experience Papers (max. 4 pages in IEEE format).
Short papers introducing challenges, visions, positions or preliminary
results within the scope of the workshop. Experience reports and papers
on open challenges in industry are especially welcome.
- Abstracts w. Video submission (Not exceeding more than 8 minutes)
These videos will be shown separate - and will not be included in the publications,
but as a parallel source of information. The video submission must be linked
and visible on open source tools, and can include a presentation, demo or
experience on test automation.
Authors should submit a PDF version of their paper through the NEXTA 2018
paper submission site:
All accepted papers will be part of the ICST joint workshop proceedings
published in the IEEE Digital Library.
Call for Papers can be downloaded as text
or as a PDF