[hpc-announce] JAMAICA 2013 CFP - Submission Deadline is approaching: April 15, 2013

Vittorio Manetti vmanetti at sesm.it
Tue Apr 2 05:10:44 CDT 2013

[Apologies for cross-posting, and please notice that the final 
submission deadline is approaching]

                         CALL FOR PAPER
    The first Joining AcadeMiA and Industry Contributions to
		testing Automation Workshop, JAMAICA 2013
              July 15th 2013 – Lugano, Switzerland
                   Co-located with ISSTA 2013

               Submission deadline: 15th of April

In industrial software systems, testing activities account for more than 
50% of total development effort. People strive to find solutions able to 
reduce cost without compromising the final quality. A key role in this 
scenario is played by testing automation. Although its importance is 
well-recognized, there is still poor interaction between academia and 
industry. On one hand, theoretically sound solutions remain unapplied in 
real industrial settings; on the other hand, practitioners from industry 
do not invest on new methodologies and tools if they do not see an 
immediate gain.
In such a vicious cycle, the JAMAICA workshop intends to foster the 
discussion on the current practices for automating testing activities in 
industry, so as to bring the attention of the community on the impact 
that such practices may have on the overall cost/quality trade-off and 
on the development cycle.
Methodological, technical, and practical solutions, as well as concrete 
experiences and case-study in modern software systems will be presented 
and discussed, regarding all the types of test automation activities, 
including code-driven testing, model-based and model-driven testing, 
regression testing automation, oriented toward the minimization of 
manual error-prone activities in test cases generation and execution.

Submission Guidelines

Original papers, up to 6 pages, are solicited for the workshop. All 
contributions will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Software test automation in the context of: model-driven engineering, 
component-based development, agile, service-oriented & agent-oriented 
- Testing Tools and Open source platforms enabling test automation
- Methodologies and techniques for Automatic generation and execution of 
test cases
- Contribution to Testing related standards for automation
- Cloud computing platforms for enabling test execution in distributed 
- Practical experiences and issues in the development, operation and 
maintenance of industrial testing environments

Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission through the 
EasyChair conference system:

Submitted papers should be in PDF format and should comply the ACM 
policies that can be found at: 

All submissions must be in English. Submissions that do not adhere to 
these guidelines or that violate formatting will be declined without review.

Conference Proceedings

The workshop proceedings will be published by ACM and will be 
distributed together with the ISSTA 2013 conference proceedings in a USB 
pen drive. No printed copy of the proceedings will be available at the 

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: April 15th 2013 (Midnight CET)
Notification of Acceptance: May 10th 2013
Camera-Ready Manuscript: May 28th 2013

Program Committee

Marc-Florian Wendland, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Gordon Fraser, Saarland University, Germany
Marc Roper, University of Strathclyde, UK
Vladimir Entin, Omicron Electronics GmbH
Sigrid Eldh, Ericsson AB & Karlstad University
Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck
Andrea Arcuri, Simula Research Laboratory
Alberto Avritzier, Siemens
Robert Feldt, Chalmers University, Sweden
Zhen Ru Dai, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Rino Scervo, Selex-ES, Italy
Peter Zimmerer, Siemens, Germany
Thomas Santen Microsoft Research Adv.Tech. Labs Europe
Thomas Bauer, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Sebastian Wieczorek, SAP, Germany
Sebastian Siegl, Audi Electronics Venture

Contact us

For any questions please contact: jamaica-workshop at sesm.it Website: 

JAMAICA Workshop co-chairs
Gabriella Carrozza, Ph.D., SESM scarl,
Vittorio Manetti, Ph.D., SESM scarl,
Roberto Pietrantuono, Ph.D., University of Naples FEDERICO II

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