SWELL people visits the International Conference on Software Testing in Denver this week. More info about interesting new results will be coming shortly on this blog. On the first day Paul Ammann gave a tutorial on "Software Testing - A Newcomer's guide". It is a good overview of the area and defines the basic concepts. You can find the slides here:

http://cs.gmu.edu/~pammann/icst/ICST_Tutorial.pptx

On the last slides he also goes through the sessions and papers in the conference. This gives a good overview of what is happening in the field.

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http://www.swell.se

 
 

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