Over the past decades, we have built software to improve our efficiency, reliability, and safety in production, business, daily life, etc. These goals, however, cannot be accomplished if the software is not properly tested. Some universities provide classes to teach students the fundamental knowledge and techniques of software testing. These classes often ignore industry practices and can hardly offer real-world testing experiences to students. To address this, we partner with industry sponsors and host a software testing contest along with an appropriate tutorial. Through the contest and tutorial, we bring real-world testing and tool experience to the participants and provide excellent opportunities for them to practice their learned testing techniques to overcome industry testing challenges.
The Third IEEE International Contest on Software Testing (ISTC) will be held in conjunction with QRS 2019 (the 19th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security) on July 23 (Tuesday) at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
We cordially invite you to participate in the contest and win a CASH prize!
All applications have to be submitted before the end of July 16 (CDT). All contestants must bring their own laptops. The contest has two parts:
The ranking of all the contestants is based on the quality of test cases they generate, which is measured in terms of a combination of the statement and branch coverage, and the mutation score achieved. If test cases from multiple contestants achieve the same coverage, contestants with fewer test cases have a higher ranking than those with more test cases.
Every contestant must bring his/her own laptop and have the following software installed:
If you have trouble installing the above software, we will help you set up the environment during the tutorial session before the official contest.
The first place receives a cash prize of $400 USD, followed by the 2nd and the 3rd places for $300 USD and $200 USD, respectively. The 4th to the 10th place each receives $100 USD.
The Third International Contest on Software Testing will be held at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.