ICST is intended to provide a common forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of software testing, verification and validation. Starting from 2018, ICST features double-blind review process and the top 10% accepted papers receive the IEEE TCSE Distinguished Paper Award.

ICST 2019, the 12th in the conference series, will be held in Xian, China. One of the oldest cities in China, Xian was the capital of thirteen dynasties in China’s history. It is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. While in Xian, you will be amazed by its deep historical and cultural atmosphere, gorgeous local food and the warmth of the local people. More detailed Xian travel guide can be found here.

ICST 2019 features keynote addresses by eminent scientists from both academia and industry. All research papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance. Accepted research papers will be published in the conference proceedings with an IEEE catalog number and ISBN number. The proceedings will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore. By including poster sessions, workshops, PhD symposium, software testing contest, tool demonstrations, social events and an excursion to the Terracotta museum, ICST 2019 promises to help ensure an environment that stimulates learning and collaboration.

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Topics of submission

Research Track
ICST 2019 invites high quality submissions in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. Papers for the research track should present novel and original work that pushes the state-of-the-art. Case studies and empirical research papers are also welcome.

Topics of interest include, but is not limited to, the following:

● Domain specific testing, such as: mobile or web app testing, embedded systems testing, concurrent systems, GUI testing, etc.

● Formal verification

● Model based testing

● Model checking

● Manual testing practices and techniques

● Search based software testing

● Security testing

● Software reliability

● Test automation

● Testability and design

● Testing and development processes

● Testing education

● Testing in specific domains, such as mobile, web, embedded, concurrent, distributed, cloud, and real-time systems

● Testing/debugging tools

● Theory of software testing

● Empirical studies

● Experience reports



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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    22 Apr.



    27 Apr.


  • 05 Oct.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 12 Oct.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 18 Dec.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

Contact information

  • 郑庆华