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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).

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
Dates
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Mon 10 Jul
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10:30 - 12:10: Improving TestingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Cristian CadarImperial College London
10:30 - 10:55
Talk
One Test to Rule Them All
Technical Papers
Alex GroceNorthern Arizona University, Josie HolmesPennsylvania State University, USA, Kevin Kellar
DOI
10:55 - 11:20
Talk
Reinforcement Learning for Automatic Test Case Prioritization and Selection in Continuous Integration
Technical Papers
Helge SpiekerSimula Research Laboratory, Norway, Arnaud GotliebSimula Research Laboratory, Norway, Dusica MarijanSimula, Morten MossigeUniversity of Stavanger, Norway / ABB Robotics, Norway
DOI
11:20 - 11:45
Talk
PerfRanker: Prioritization of Performance Regression Tests for Collection-Intensive Software
Technical Papers
Shaikh MostafaUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Xiaoyin WangUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Tao XieUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
DOI
11:45 - 12:10
Talk
Compiler-Assisted Test Acceleration on GPUs for Embedded Software
Technical Papers
Vanya YanevaUniversity of Edinburgh, UK, Ajitha RajanUniversity of Edinburgh, UK, Christophe DubachUniversity of Edinburgh
DOI
13:45 - 14:35: TestingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Alex GroceNorthern Arizona University
13:45 - 14:10
Talk
Targeted Property-Based Testing
Technical Papers
DOI
14:10 - 14:35
Talk
Generating Unit Tests with Descriptive Names Or: Would You Name Your Children Thing1 and Thing2?
Technical Papers
Ermira DakaUniversity of Sheffield, UK, José Miguel RojasUniversity of Sheffield, Gordon FraserUniversity of Sheffield
DOI
16:00 - 17:15: Symbolic ExecutionTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Gordon FraserUniversity of Sheffield
16:00 - 16:25
Talk
Accelerating Array Constraints in Symbolic Execution
Technical Papers
David Mitchel PerryPurdue University, Andrea MattavelliImperial College London, Xiangyu ZhangPurdue University, Cristian CadarImperial College London
DOI
16:25 - 16:50
Talk
Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Symbolic Testing Techniques for Transport Protocol Implementations under Packet Dynamics
Technical Papers
Wei SunUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Lisong XuUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Sebastian ElbaumUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
DOI
16:50 - 17:15
Talk
Combining Symbolic Execution and Search-Based Testing for Programs with Complex Heap Inputs
Technical Papers
Pietro BraioneUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Giovanni DenaroUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Andrea MattavelliImperial College London, Mauro PezzèUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
DOI

Tue 11 Jul
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10:30 - 11:45: ConcurrencyTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Chao Wang
10:30 - 10:55
Talk
Efficient Computation of Happens-Before Relation for Event-Driven Programs
Technical Papers
Pallavi MaiyaIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Aditya KanadeIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
DOI
10:55 - 11:20
Talk
Automatic Detection and Validation of Race Conditions in Interrupt-Driven Embedded Software
Technical Papers
Yu WangNanjing University, China, Linzhang Wang, Tingting YuUniversity of Kentucky, Jianhua ZhaoNanjing University, China, Xuandong LiNanjing University
DOI
11:20 - 11:45
Talk
Monitoring Decentralized Specifications
Technical Papers
Antoine El-HokayemGrenoble Alpes University, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France, Yliès FalconeUniv. Grenoble Alpes, Inria
DOI
13:20 - 15:00: Dynamic AnalysisTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Tao XieUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
13:20 - 13:45
Talk
Effective Online Software Anomaly Detection
Technical Papers
Yizhen ChenSUNY Albany, USA, Ming YingSUNY Albany, USA, Daren LiuSUNY Albany, USA, Adil AlimSUNY Albany, USA, Feng ChenSUNY Albany, USA, Mei-Hwa ChenSUNY Albany, USA
DOI
13:45 - 14:10
Talk
Semi-Automated Discovery of Server-Based Information Oversharing Vulnerabilities in Android Applications
Technical Papers
William KochBoston University, USA, Abdelberi ChaabaneNortheastern University, USA, Manuel EgeleBoston University, USA, William RobertsonNortheastern University, USA, Engin KirdaNortheastern University, USA
DOI
14:10 - 14:35
Talk
CPR: Cross Platform Binary Code Reuse via Platform Independent Trace Program
Technical Papers
Yonghwi KwonPurdue University, Weihang WangPurdue University, Yunhui ZhengIBM Research, Xiangyu ZhangPurdue University, Dongyan XuPurdue University, USA
DOI
14:35 - 15:00
Talk
An Actionable Performance Profiler for Optimizing the Order of Evaluations
Technical Papers
Marija SelakovicTU Darmstadt, Germany, Thomas GlaserTU Darmstadt, Germany, Michael PradelTU Darmstadt
DOI
16:00 - 17:15: The WebTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Frank TipNortheastern University
16:00 - 16:25
Talk
Testing and Analysis of Web Applications using Page Models
Technical Papers
Snigdha Athaiya, Raghavan KomondoorIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
DOI
16:25 - 16:50
Talk
Automated Layout Failure Detection for Responsive Web Pages without an Explicit Oracle
Technical Papers
Thomas WalshUniversity of Sheffield, UK, Gregory KapfhammerAllegheny College, USA, Phil McMinnUniversity of Sheffield
DOI
16:50 - 17:15
Talk
Test Execution Checkpointing for Web Applications
Technical Papers
Marco GuarnieriETH Zurich, Switzerland, Petar TsankovETH Zurich, Tristan BuchsEPFL, Switzerland, Mohammad Torabi DashtiETH Zurich, Switzerland, David BasinETH Zurich, Switzerland
DOI

Wed 12 Jul
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09:30 - 09:55: Experience ReportTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Andreas ZellerSaarland University
09:30 - 09:55
Talk
Experience Paper: A Study on Behavioral Backward Incompatibilities of Java Software Libraries
Technical Papers
Shaikh MostafaUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Rodney RodriguezUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Xiaoyin WangUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA
DOI
10:30 - 11:45: Program Repair and PatchingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Michael PradelTU Darmstadt
10:30 - 10:55
Talk
Identifying Test-Suite-Overfitted Patches through Test Case Generation
Technical Papers
Qi XinBrown University, USA, Steven P. ReissBrown University, USA
DOI
10:55 - 11:20
Talk
Impact of Tool Support in Patch Construction
Technical Papers
Anil KoyuncuUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Tegawendé F. BissyandéUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Dongsun KimUniversity of Luxembourg, Jacques KleinUniversity of Luxembourg, Martin Monperrus, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg
DOI
11:20 - 11:45
Talk
Automated Repair of Layout Cross Browser Issues using Search-Based Techniques
Technical Papers
Sonal MahajanUniversity of Southern California, USA, Abdulmajeed AlameerUniversity of Southern California, USA, Phil McMinnUniversity of Sheffield, William G.J. HalfondUniversity of Southern California
DOI
13:20 - 15:00: Fault Localization and Mutation TestingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Alex OrsoGeorgia Institute of Technology
13:20 - 13:45
Talk
Boosting Spectrum-Based Fault Localization using PageRank
Technical Papers
Mengshi ZhangUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA, Xia LiUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA, Lingming Zhang, Sarfraz KhurshidUniversity of Texas at Austin
DOI
13:45 - 14:10
Talk
FLUCCS: Using Code and Change Metrics to Improve Fault Localization
Technical Papers
Jeongju SohnKAIST, South Korea, Shin YooKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
DOI
14:10 - 14:35
Talk
Inferring Mutant Utility from Program Context
Technical Papers
René JustUniversity of Massachusetts, USA, Bob KurtzGeorge Mason University, USA, Paul AmmannGeorge Mason University, USA
DOI Pre-print
14:35 - 15:00
Talk
Faster Mutation Analysis via Equivalence Modulo States
Technical Papers
Bo WangPeking University, China, Yingfei XiongPeking University, Yangqingwei ShiPeking University, Lu ZhangPeking University, Dan HaoPeking University
DOI Pre-print
15:30 - 17:10: Static AnalysisTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): William G.J. HalfondUniversity of Southern California
15:30 - 15:55
Talk
Just-in-Time Static Analysis
Technical Papers
Lisa Nguyen Quang DoFraunhofer IEM, Karim AliUniversity of Alberta, Benjamin LivshitsImperial College London, UK, Eric BoddenHeinz Nixdorf Institut, Paderborn University and Fraunhofer IEM, Justin SmithNorth Carolina State University, Emerson Murphy-HillNorth Carolina State University
DOI
15:55 - 16:20
Talk
Refining Interprocedural Change-Impact Analysis using Equivalence Relations
Technical Papers
Alex GyoriUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Shuvendu LahiriMicrosoft Research, Nimrod PartushTechnion
DOI
16:20 - 16:45
Talk
Boosting the Precision of Virtual Call Integrity Protection with Partial Pointer Analysis for C++
Technical Papers
Xiaokang Fan, Yulei Sui, Xiangke LiaoNational University of Defense Technology, China, Jingling XueUNSW Australia
DOI
16:45 - 17:10
Talk
Lightweight Detection of Physical Unit Inconsistencies without Program Annotations
Technical Papers
John-Paul OreUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Sebastian ElbaumUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Carrick DetweilerUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
DOI

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.

Demonstrations

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

Accepted Papers

Title
Accelerating Array Constraints in Symbolic Execution
Technical Papers
DOI
An Actionable Performance Profiler for Optimizing the Order of Evaluations
Technical Papers
DOI
Automated Layout Failure Detection for Responsive Web Pages without an Explicit Oracle
Technical Papers
DOI
Automated Repair of Layout Cross Browser Issues using Search-Based Techniques
Technical Papers
DOI
Automatic Detection and Validation of Race Conditions in Interrupt-Driven Embedded Software
Technical Papers
DOI
Boosting Spectrum-Based Fault Localization using PageRank
Technical Papers
DOI
Boosting the Precision of Virtual Call Integrity Protection with Partial Pointer Analysis for C++
Technical Papers
DOI
CPR: Cross Platform Binary Code Reuse via Platform Independent Trace Program
Technical Papers
DOI
Combining Symbolic Execution and Search-Based Testing for Programs with Complex Heap Inputs
Technical Papers
DOI
Compiler-Assisted Test Acceleration on GPUs for Embedded Software
Technical Papers
DOI
Effective Online Software Anomaly Detection
Technical Papers
DOI
Efficient Computation of Happens-Before Relation for Event-Driven Programs
Technical Papers
DOI
Experience Paper: A Study on Behavioral Backward Incompatibilities of Java Software Libraries
Technical Papers
DOI
FLUCCS: Using Code and Change Metrics to Improve Fault Localization
Technical Papers
DOI
Faster Mutation Analysis via Equivalence Modulo States
Technical Papers
DOI Pre-print
Generating Unit Tests with Descriptive Names Or: Would You Name Your Children Thing1 and Thing2?
Technical Papers
DOI
Identifying Test-Suite-Overfitted Patches through Test Case Generation
Technical Papers
DOI
Impact of Tool Support in Patch Construction
Technical Papers
DOI
Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Symbolic Testing Techniques for Transport Protocol Implementations under Packet Dynamics
Technical Papers
DOI
Inferring Mutant Utility from Program Context
Technical Papers
DOI Pre-print
Just-in-Time Static Analysis
Technical Papers
DOI
Lightweight Detection of Physical Unit Inconsistencies without Program Annotations
Technical Papers
DOI
Monitoring Decentralized Specifications
Technical Papers
DOI
One Test to Rule Them All
Technical Papers
DOI
PerfRanker: Prioritization of Performance Regression Tests for Collection-Intensive Software
Technical Papers
DOI
Refining Interprocedural Change-Impact Analysis using Equivalence Relations
Technical Papers
DOI
Reinforcement Learning for Automatic Test Case Prioritization and Selection in Continuous Integration
Technical Papers
DOI
Semi-Automated Discovery of Server-Based Information Oversharing Vulnerabilities in Android Applications
Technical Papers
DOI
Targeted Property-Based Testing
Technical Papers
DOI
Test Execution Checkpointing for Web Applications
Technical Papers
DOI
Testing and Analysis of Web Applications using Page Models
Technical Papers
DOI