April 17, 2012, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (Co-located with ICST 2012)

Introduction and Motivation

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.  The organizing committee of Regression 2012 invites you to participate in this event by submitting a paper and registering to attend this workshop co-located with ICST 2012.

Important Highlights

Regression 2012 features an international program committee that will fairly evaluate all of the submitted papers and write three or more high quality and detailed reviews. Authors from the regression testing community whose work is accepted for publication at Regression 2012 will profit from having their papers featured in an emerging, yet credible, forum that will prepare their work for further publication in a conference or journal. Accepted papers will be published with ISBN in a volume of the ICST 2012 proceedings and distributed on-site to workshop attendees.

Attendees of the Regression 2012 workshop will acquire knowledge of the field’s cutting-edge research, while also learning practical steps that they can take to apply regression testing methods in their own development environments, being exposed to open problems suitable for future research efforts, and exploring the best approaches to empirical evaluation.  Along with the paper presentations, Regression 2012 will have keynote addresses, networking opportunities, and meaningful social events. The event will be a valuable one for industrialists and academics alike.

Relevant Details

Regression 2012 is the 2nd International Workshop on Regression Testing and will be co-located with the 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2012) in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Regression 2012 is the second in a series of workshops that started with the 1st International Workshop on Regression Testing.