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Regression 2012 Solicits Papers in the Following Topic Areas
  • Regression testing techniques
    • Test adequacy criteria
    • Test coverage monitoring
    • Test suite execution
    • Test suite reduction
    • Test suite selection
    • Test suite prioritization
    • Test case improvement
  • Affiliated regression testing methods
    • Delta debugging
    • Combinatorial testing
    • Program understanding
    • Automatic fault localization
    • Static and dynamic analysis
    • Automated test data generation
    • Automated defect prediction
  • Regression testing considerations
    • Theory of regression testing methods
    • Metrics for assessing regression testing
    • Regression testing tools and methodology
    • Approaches to experimental evaluation
    • Reports on insightful industrial experiences
    • Methods for effective technology transfer
    • Novel development and deployment environments
Regression 2012 Invites Papers in These Categories
  • Full Papers: Ten page papers with the detailed description and thorough evaluation of one or more of the previously mentioned topics, well-suited for describing completed, original research.
  • Short Papers: Five page papers with the brief description and preliminary evaluation of the previously mentioned topic(s), ideally accommodating reports on experiences, tools, and middle-stage research that demonstrates early promise.
  • Fast Abstracts: One page papers with a succinct description of a late-breaking result or early research achievement, perfect for notes about undergraduate and graduate research and thought-provoking ideas that are in need of revision, extension, and feedback.
Paper Submission Details
All papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and must not have been submitted anywhere else for publication.  The paper submissions must be in English and conform to the IEEE two-column conference format described by the IEEE Conference Publishing ServicesAll papers must be in PDF format and properly submitted through the workshop's EasyChair page.

Paper Review Criteria
All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the workshop program committee.  Full and short papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and overall scientific and/or technical contribution.  Fast abstracts will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and potential for generating discussion among the workshop attendees.  A paper should clearly demonstrate a connection to the aforementioned topics. All papers are expected to exhibit high quality writing and formatting. Authors are strongly encouraged to ensure that their papers adhere to the writing guidelines described in books like Bugs in Writing and Writing for Computer Science.

Publication of Papers
The accepted papers will be published as a volume with the ICST 2012 proceedings. Workshop attendees will receive a copy of the proceedings when they arrive at the main conference.  The slides associated with each paper presentation will be made available on the workshop Web site after the completion of the event.  Authors of accepted papers are required to register for and present their papers at the workshop in order for their material to be published in the proceedings.