ICST 2023
Sun 16 - Thu 20 April 2023 Dublin, Ireland

Call for Workshops

The IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST) is the premier conference for research in all areas related to software testing. The conference has a history of hosting successful workshops that provide collaborative forums for participants to exchange preliminary results, conduct intensive discussions on focused topics, and coordinate work among members of the testing community.

We encourage those interested in organizing a workshop to submit proposals focusing on any aspect of software testing, verification, and validation. As well as traditional “academic” workshops, we strongly welcome workshop proposals that address topics that are of particular relevance to industry.

All accepted proposals will be IEEE workshops, and organizers have the option of publishing the proceedings in the IEEE digital library.


  • Kevin Moran, George Mason University, US
  • Mel Ó Cinnéide, University College Dublin, Ireland


Submission deadline: September 30th Notification: October 10th

How to Submit

Submit your workshop proposal by email to both kpmoran@gmu.edu and mel.ocinneide@ucd.ie.

Proposal Format

Suggested length: 2–3 pages in pdf format.

Title: Workshop title and acronym.

List of organizers and their contact information.

Workshop summary: Provide a brief abstract of the goals and format of the workshop. If your workshop is accepted, this information will appear on the ICST website.

Workshop theme, goals, and relevance: Briefly describe the workshop theme and its goals. Please provide a clear statement of why members of the ICST community will be interested in this workshop and what impact your workshop will have on them. Also, state your success criteria for the workshop.

Workshop format, scheduling, required services: - Describe how you plan to structure the workshop (e.g., paper presentations, invited talks, working sessions, panels, etc.). Briefly explain how this format will help achieve the workshop goals. - State workshop duration (half day, 1 day). Please indicate whether you would prefer to have the workshop before or after the main conference. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but cannot guarantee them. - List any known equipment or materials needed for the workshop.

Proceedings: - What types of contributions will be accepted? Specify the types and length of papers (demos, short, long, position statements, etc.) - Program committee members names: include tentative and confirmed names - Describe the review and evaluation process to decide which submissions to accept - Link to preliminary workshop website and call for papers, if it exists - Specify if the workshop intends to publish its proceedings through the IEEE digital library, or if different proceedings are planned

Participation: Expected background of attendees. Provide the expected or planned number of participants, submissions, and accepted papers. Please explain your reasoning behind this estimate. Include plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants.

Success indicators of previous editions: If this workshop has been run previously, please describe where and when the workshop was held, the number of submissions it received, the number of submissions accepted, and the number of attendees. Include links to previous editions of the workshop, if any.

Organizers information: Please indicate the names of the workshop organizers and provide a short biography for each, highlighting any experience organizing workshops, conferences, or other relevant events.