The International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation was started in 2008 and was a big success. Lots of interest from both industry and academia, many new results and interesting discussions.

Now it's time again! April 1-4 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Highlights:
 * Brings practice and research together
 * 48 research and industry presentations
 * 6 workshops on specific areas
 * Keynote speakers:
   * Marcia Knous, Mozilla: Testing of open source software
   * Susan Gerhart: Testing Accessibility and Usability
 * Two free industry tutorials:
   * Ammann: Software Testing - A Newcomer's guide
   * Ball et al: Systematic testing of Multi-threaded Concurrent Programs

Among other things, the conference will cover areas such as model-based, GUI, web and security testing, QA and test management, test case generation and testing non-functional requirements.

You can find all details here:
http://bitterroot.vancouver.wsu.edu/icst2009/
and the early registration deadline is March 1st.

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SWELL is a National Innovation Driver for Software V&V funded by Vinnova and a number of Swedish universities and companies.
http://www.swell.se

 
 

The 2nd SWELL workshop will take place in Lund on March 24 2009.

This time we will focus more on interaction with and between the
industry participants; we have three industry talks and a follow-up
discussion after that. We hope this will make the event even more
useful to everyone:

Sogeti, Fredrik Scheja, "Exploratory Testing in practice"
ABB, Thomas
 Thelin, "Testing for Safety"
Ericsson, Lars‐Ola Damm, "V&V in an Agile Environment"

Of course we will also have talks on recent results from SWELL
research and general discussions on how to drive more V&V innovation
in Sweden.

You can find the detailed announcement here with info about registration etc:
http://swell.weebly.com/2nd-swell-workshop-in-lund.html

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SWELL is a National Innovation Driver for Software V&V funded by Vinnova and a number of Swedish universities and companies.
http://www.swell.se