ICST 2024
Mon 27 - Fri 31 May 2024 Canada

The Journal-First Track will give authors of selected papers an opportunity to present and discuss their work with the ICST 2024 audience. The details are presented in the Call for Journal-First Presentations.

Accepted Papers

Adversarial Example-based Test Case Generation for black-box Speech Recognition Systems
Journal-First Papers
A Fuzzing-Based Test-Creation Approach for Evaluating Digital TV Receivers via Transport Streams
Journal-First Papers
Automatically Generating Test Cases for Safety-Critical Software via Symbolic Execution
Journal-First Papers
Can gamification help in software testing education? Findings from an empirical study
Journal-First Papers
Design, implementation, and validation of a benchmark generator for combinatorial interaction testing tools
Journal-First Papers
Flakiness goes live: Insights from an In Vivo testing simulation study
Journal-First Papers
Lessons learned from replicating a study on information-retrieval-based test case prioritization
Journal-First Papers
Mutation Testing Optimisations using the Clang Front-end
Journal-First Papers
Semantic-Aware Two-Phase Test Case Prioritization for Continuous Integration
Journal-First Papers
Summary of Automated Code-based Test Case Reuse for Software Product Line Testing
Journal-First Papers
Test Code Flakiness in Mobile Apps: The Developer's Perspective
Journal-First Papers

Call for Journal-First Presentations

ICST 2024 invites submissions for presentations of journal-first papers published recently in prestigious software engineering journals in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. This will both enrich the ICST program as well as offer the authors an opportunity to present their work to the community.


Applications for journal papers published in:

  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  • Software Quality Journal (SQJ)
  • Information and Software Technology (IST)
  • Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR)

Other journals may be considered on a case-by-case basis. A journal-first presentation submitted to ICST 2024 must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The paper was accepted for publication (i.e., the date of the acceptance notification) no earlier than 1 January 2022.
  • The paper is in the scope of the conference, as defined in the call for ICST 2023 research papers.
  • The paper reports completely new research results or presents novel contributions that were not previously reported in prior published work.
  • The paper has not been presented and is not under consideration for journal-first programs of other conferences.

Topics of Interest

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

  • Automated test generation, e.g., fuzz testing, search-based test generation, (dynamic) symbolic execution
  • Manual testing practices and techniques
  • Security testing
  • Model-based testing
  • Test automation
  • Static analysis and symbolic execution
  • Formal verification and model checking
  • Software reliability
  • Social aspects of the software testing process
  • Testability and design
  • Testing and development processes
  • Testing education
  • Testing in specific domains, such as mobile, web, embedded/cyber-physical systems, concurrent, - distributed, cloud, GUI, and real-time systems
  • Testing for learning-enabled software, including deep learning and Large Language Models (LLMs)
  • Testing video games, augmented reality
  • Testing/debugging tools
  • Theory of software testing
  • Empirical studies
  • Experience reports

Submission of Proposals

If you have a journal publication that meets the aforementioned criteria, you can submit a one-page proposal via EasyChair.

The submission should consist of:

  • the paper title;
  • names of all authors;
  • an extended abstract using the two-column IEEE conference publication format (same as the research track submission);
  • a short statement on how the work satisfies the journal-first criteria;
  • a pointer to the original journal paper.

Please list all authors of the original journal paper as authors of your submission in EasyChair.

Important Dates

  • Journal First Submissions Deadline: January 1st 2024
  • Journal First Acceptance Notification: January 5th 2024
  • Submissions close at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)


The JF manuscripts have already been, or will be, published through the journals and therefore will NOT be part of the ICST proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program and the proceeding will only contain the abstract and a pointer to the journal publication.


If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper in person.