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 that facilitates 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, exchanging experiences, and enrich the understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the collaboration between the two sides.
TAIC PART 2016 is the eleventh 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 2016) in Chicago, IL, USA. Please consider submitting a paper and/or registering to attend TAIC PART so that you can be part of a premier software testing conference.
ICST conference date & location:
April 11, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA co-located with ICST 2016 (April 10-15, 2016)
Submission deadline extended to February 5!
Win an iPad! The best paper presented at TAIC PART 2016 wins an iPad Air 2 kindly sponsored by Tricentis - The Continuous Testing Company. The best paper will be selected from the submitted regular papers based on the reviews by the program committee.
Sponsor of the TAIC PART 2016 Best Paper Award
Abstract: The new wave of Digital Disruption forces customers to exploit IT in order to both create new sources of customer value as well as increase their operational agility. As a result, agile methodologies and DevOps need to be adopted to help reduce development cycle times significantly. How is software testing affected? How will the test organization of tomorrow look like? What is the impact on service providers, test approaches and tools? Gerd Weishaar, VP of Product Management at Tricentis, shares his perspective on an IT world where Continuous Testing dictates the future.
Bio: Dr. Gerd Weishaar has over 20 years of experience in product development and product management from various software companies, including Segue Software, Rational Software and IBM. Prior to joining Tricentis, Dr. Weishaar was responsible for the product management of Update Software, a leading vendor in the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. As VP of Product Management at Tricentis, Dr. Weishaar currently manages a team of experts who have a strong focus on market demands and needs. His team is responsible for managing the entire product life-cycle of the Tricentis Tosca Testsuite and product marketing related content and communication.
Abstract: Producing industry impacts such as tool adoption in industry has been an important, yet challenging task for the research community. Although there are a few cases on reporting "what to do" (reflecting good things to keep doing and replicate elsewhere), there are still strong needs of reporting more successful technology-transfer cases and stories behind them for the research community to learn from and replicate. This talk presents experiences and lessons learned in successfully transferring software testing and analytics tools to industry such as Microsoft Research Pex (http://research.microsoft.com/pex) being shipped with Visual Studio 2015 as IntelliTest and various Microsoft Research software analytics tools (http://research.microsoft.com/sa/) either being shipped with Visual Studio or widely adopted by engineers inside Microsoft.
Bio: Tao Xie is an Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has worked as a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests are in software engineering, focusing on software testing, program analysis, software analytics, software security, and educational software engineering. He was an ACM Distinguished Speaker and is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. His homepage is at http://taoxie.cs.illinois.edu/.
Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA