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CfP: LT 2016 - The Fifth International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing

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Jack ZhenMing Jiang

Oct 12, 2015, 9:53:14 PM10/12/15
The Fifth International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing (LT 2016)
Co-located with ICPE 2016
March 12, 2016
Delft, Netherlands

Many large-scale software systems (e.g., e-commerce websites,
telecommunication infrastructures, enterprise systems, etc.) must service
hundreds, thousands or even millions of concurrent requests. Many field
problems of these systems originate in their inability to scale to field
workloads, rather than feature bugs. In addition to conventional functional
testing, these systems must be tested with large volumes of concurrent
requests (called the load) to ensure the quality of these systems.
Large-scale testing includes all different objectives and strategies of
testing large-scale software systems using load. Examples of large-scale
testing are live upgrade testing, load testing, high availability testing,
operational profile testing, performance testing, reliability testing,
stability testing and stress testing.

Large-scale testing is a difficult task requiring a great understanding
of the system under test. Practitioners face many challenges such as tooling
(choosing and implementing the testing tools), environments (software and
hardware setup) and time (limited time to design, test, and analyze). Yet,
little research is done in the software engineering domain concerning this
topic. Moreover, prior large-scale testing research is largely focused on
telecommunication applications and web-based e-commerce systems. Industry
is focused primarily on creating tools to automatically drive specified
load into the system under test (e.g., LoadRunner or Apache JMeter). In this
workshop, we intend to bring together industrial practitioners and researchers
to establish and grow an academic research community around this important
and practical research topic. Especially as large-scale testing is gaining
more importance, due to an increasing number of systems (on-premise and/or
cloud-based systems) that need to serve thousands or millions of users.

We solicit the following two tracks of submissions: technical papers
(maximum 4 pages) and presentation track for industry or experience talks
(maximum 700 words). Technical papers should follow the standard ACM SIG
proceedings format and need to be submitted electronically via EasyChair
( Extended abstracts
need to be submitted as "abstract only" submissions via EasyChair. Accepted
technical papers will be published in the ICPE 2016 Proceedings. Materials
from the presentation track will not be published in the ICPE 2016 proceedings
but will be made available on the workshop website. Submitted papers can be
research papers, position papers, case studies or experience reports addressing
issues including but not limited to the following:

- Proper and accurate definition of test requirements

- Efficient and cost-effective test execution and test monitoring

- Rapid and scalable analysis of the test results

- Case studies and experience reports on large-scale testing

- Large-scale testing on emerging systems (e.g., adaptive/autonomic systems
or cloud services)

- Taxonomies of testing large-scale software systems

- Large-scale testing in different software development contexts (e.g., agile,
DevOps, and outsourced)

- Using performance models to support large-scale testing

- Efficient test data management for large-scale testing

Important Dates
- Technical Papers: November 23th, 2015
- Presentation Track: February 1st, 2016
- Paper Notifications: December 4th, 2015
- Talk Notifications: February 8th, 2016
- Camera Ready: December 8th, 2015
- Workshop Date: March 12th, 2016

Workshop Organizers
- Christian Vogele, fortiss GmbH, Germany
- Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada

Program Committee
- Bram Adams (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)
- Cor-Paul Bezemer (Queen's University, Canada)
- Andreas Brunnert (RETIT, Germany)
- Thomas Cerqueus (Universite de Lyon, France)
- Christoph Csallner (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
- Shaun Dunning (NetApp Inc., USA)
- Vahid Garousi (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
- Shadi Ghaith (IBM, Ireland)
- Robert Heinrich (Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany)
- Robert Horrox (EMC Isilon, USA)
- Pooyan Jamshidi (Imperial College London, UK)
- Samuel Kounev (University of Wurzburg, Germany)
- Diwakar Krishnamurthy (University of Calgary, Canada)
- Alexander Podelko (Oracle, USA)
- Weiyi Shang (Concordia University, Canada)
- Gerson Sunye (University of Nantes, France)
- Andre van Hoorn (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

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