Regression 2012: Second International Workshop on Regression Testing @ICST

Please consider submitting to the 2nd International Workshop on Regression Testing (Regression 2012), co-located with ICST 2012 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. I am on the program committee. Please submit your papers by February 6, 2012 (extended). The workshop will be held on April 17, 2012.

Regression testing has received a significant amount of attention from both academics and practitioners during the last 20 years. Even though the use of regression testing techniques often leads to software applications with high observed quality, the repeated execution of test cases can be so costly that it accounts for half the cost of maintaining a software system.

The regression testing research community also faces the additional challenges of transitioning established techniques into practice, improving the status-quo of the empirical evaluation of techniques, and proposing advanced methods for applying regression testing to modern software that is often complex, rapidly evolving, concurrent, and cloud-based.

Viewing these tensions and challenges as an opportunity and not a threat, and looking to tap the potential of well-established researchers and up-and-coming members of the community, the theme of this year’s workshop is minimizing problems, maximizing potential, mapping prospects.