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Call for Papers

ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) is the leading research symposium on software testing and analysis, bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experience on how to analyze and test software systems.

ISSTA 2017 will be held in Santa Barbara, California, USA, on July 10–14, 2017.

ISSTA will be co-located with the 24th International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2017).

Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original contributions in testing or analysis of computer software. Papers describing original theoretical or empirical research, new techniques, in-depth case studies, infrastructures of testing and analysis methods or tools are welcome.

Experience Papers

Authors are invited to submit experience papers describing a significant experience in applying software testing and analysis methods or tools and should carefully identify and discuss important lessons learned so that other researchers and/or practitioners can benefit from the experience. Of special interest are experience papers that report on industrial applications of software testing and analysis methods or tools.

Artifact Evaluation

The Artifact Evaluation track invites authors of ISSTA paper submissions to submit their artifacts that will help the PC make better acceptance decisions and/or future researchers build on and compare with their work. The submission deadline is Feb 17, 2017. For more information, see the Artifact Evaluation track page.


The Demonstrations track solicits 4-page papers on advances in software testing and analysis tools that aid either practice, research, or both. The submission deadline is May 2, 2017. For more information, see the Demonstrations track page.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this symposium. Authors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism and the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions.

Both Research and Experience Papers should be at most 10 pages in length, with at most 2 additional pages for references. All papers must be prepared in ACM Conference Format.

ISSTA 2017 will conduct double-blind reviewing. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. Authors should leave out author names and affiliations from the body of their submission. They should also ensure that any citations to related work by themselves are written in third person, that is, “the prior work of XYZ” as opposed to “our prior work”. Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the Program Chair by email.

Submit your papers via the EasyChair ISSTA 2017 submission website.

Important Dates

  • Research and Experience paper submissions: February 3, 2017 (23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth)
  • Author Response Period: March 21-22, 2017
  • Research/experience paper Author notification: April 29, 2017
  • Camera ready deadline: May 20, 2017

Important Dates AoE (UTC-12h)
Sat 20 May 2017
Camera-Ready Version
Sat 29 Apr 2017
Wed 22 - Fri 24 Mar 2017
Author Response Period
Fri 3 Feb 2017