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CfP: LTB 2017 - The International Workshop on Load Testing and Benchmarking of Software Systems

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Jack ZhenMing Jiang

Nov 21, 2016, 10:22:00 PM11/21/16
The Sixth International Workshop on
Load Testing and Benchmarking of Software Systems (LTB 2017)
Co-located with ICPE 2017
April 23, 2017
L'Aquila, Italy

Software systems (e.g., smartphone apps, desktop applications, e-commerce
systems, IoT infrastructures, big data systems, and enterprise systems, etc.)
have strict requirements on software performance. Failure to meet these
requirements will cause customer dissatisfaction and negative news coverage. In
addition to conventional functional testing, the performance of these systems
must be verified through load testing or benchmarking to ensure quality
service. Load testing examines the behavior of a system by simulating hundreds
or thousands of users performing tasks at the same time. Benchmarking evaluates
a system's performance and allows to optimize system configurations or compare
the system with similar systems in the domain.

Load testing and benchmarking software systems are difficult tasks, which
requires a great understanding of the system under test and customer behavior.
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). This oneday workshop brings
together software testing researchers, practitioners and tool developers to
discuss the challenges and opportunities of conducting research on load testing
and benchmarking software systems.

We solicit the following two tracks of submissions: technical papers (maximum 4
pages) and presentation track for industry or experience talks (maximum 700
words extended abstract). Technical papers should follow the standard ACM SIG
proceedings format and need to be submitted electronically via EasyChair1.
Extended abstracts need to be submitted as "abstract only" submissions via
EasyChair. Accepted technical papers will be published in the ICPE 2017
Proceedings. Materials from the presentation track will not be published in the
ICPE 2017 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

- Efficient and cost-effective test executions

- Rapid and scalable analysis of the measurement results

- Case studies and experience reports on load testing and benchmarking

- Load testing and benchmarking on emerging systems (e.g., adaptive/autonomic
systems, big data batch and stream processing systems, and cloud services)

- Load testing and benchmarking in the context of agile software development

- Using performance models to support load testing and benchmarking

- Building and maintaining load testing and benchmarking as a service

- Efficient test data management for load testing and benchmarking

Important Dates
- Technical Papers: January 10, 2017
- Presentation Track: March 20, 2017
- Paper Notification: February 1, 2017
- Presentation Notification: March 24, 2017
- Camera Ready: February 19, 2017
- Workshop Date: April 23, 2017

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