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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 Cadar Imperial College London
10:30
25m
Talk
One Test to Rule Them All
Technical Papers
Alex Groce Northern Arizona University, Josie Holmes Pennsylvania State University, USA, Kevin Kellar
DOI
10:55
25m
Talk
Reinforcement Learning for Automatic Test Case Prioritization and Selection in Continuous Integration
Technical Papers
Helge Spieker Simula Research Laboratory, Norway, Arnaud Gotlieb Simula Research Laboratory, Norway, Dusica Marijan Simula, Morten Mossige University of Stavanger, Norway / ABB Robotics, Norway
DOI
11:20
25m
Talk
PerfRanker: Prioritization of Performance Regression Tests for Collection-Intensive Software
Technical Papers
Shaikh Mostafa University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Xiaoyin Wang University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Tao Xie University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
DOI
11:45
25m
Talk
Compiler-Assisted Test Acceleration on GPUs for Embedded Software
Technical Papers
Vanya Yaneva University of Edinburgh, UK, Ajitha Rajan University of Edinburgh, UK, Christophe Dubach University of Edinburgh
DOI
13:45 - 14:35
TestingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Alex Groce Northern Arizona University
13:45
25m
Talk
Targeted Property-Based Testing
Technical Papers
DOI
14:10
25m
Talk
Generating Unit Tests with Descriptive Names Or: Would You Name Your Children Thing1 and Thing2?
Technical Papers
Ermira Daka University of Sheffield, UK, José Miguel Rojas University of Sheffield, Gordon Fraser University of Sheffield
DOI
16:00 - 17:15
Symbolic ExecutionTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Gordon Fraser University of Sheffield
16:00
25m
Talk
Accelerating Array Constraints in Symbolic Execution
Technical Papers
David Mitchel Perry Purdue University, Andrea Mattavelli Imperial College London, Xiangyu Zhang Purdue University, Cristian Cadar Imperial College London
DOI
16:25
25m
Talk
Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Symbolic Testing Techniques for Transport Protocol Implementations under Packet Dynamics
Technical Papers
Wei Sun University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Lisong Xu University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Sebastian Elbaum University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
DOI
16:50
25m
Talk
Combining Symbolic Execution and Search-Based Testing for Programs with Complex Heap Inputs
Technical Papers
Pietro Braione University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Giovanni Denaro University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Andrea Mattavelli Imperial College London, Mauro Pezzè University 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
25m
Talk
Efficient Computation of Happens-Before Relation for Event-Driven Programs
Technical Papers
Pallavi Maiya Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Aditya Kanade Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
DOI
10:55
25m
Talk
Automatic Detection and Validation of Race Conditions in Interrupt-Driven Embedded Software
Technical Papers
Yu Wang Nanjing University, China, Linzhang Wang , Tingting Yu University of Kentucky, Jianhua Zhao Nanjing University, China, Xuandong Li Nanjing University
DOI
11:20
25m
Talk
Monitoring Decentralized Specifications
Technical Papers
Antoine El-Hokayem Grenoble Alpes University, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France, Yliès Falcone Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Inria
DOI
13:20 - 15:00
Dynamic AnalysisTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Tao Xie University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
13:20
25m
Talk
Effective Online Software Anomaly Detection
Technical Papers
Yizhen Chen SUNY Albany, USA, Ming Ying SUNY Albany, USA, Daren Liu SUNY Albany, USA, Adil Alim SUNY Albany, USA, Feng Chen SUNY Albany, USA, Mei-Hwa Chen SUNY Albany, USA
DOI
13:45
25m
Talk
Semi-Automated Discovery of Server-Based Information Oversharing Vulnerabilities in Android Applications
Technical Papers
William Koch Boston University, USA, Abdelberi Chaabane Northeastern University, USA, Manuel Egele Boston University, USA, William Robertson Northeastern University, USA, Engin Kirda Northeastern University, USA
DOI
14:10
25m
Talk
CPR: Cross Platform Binary Code Reuse via Platform Independent Trace Program
Technical Papers
Yonghwi Kwon Purdue University, Weihang Wang Purdue University, Yunhui Zheng IBM Research, Xiangyu Zhang Purdue University, Dongyan Xu Purdue University, USA
DOI
14:35
25m
Talk
An Actionable Performance Profiler for Optimizing the Order of Evaluations
Technical Papers
Marija Selakovic TU Darmstadt, Germany, Thomas Glaser TU Darmstadt, Germany, Michael Pradel TU Darmstadt
DOI
16:00 - 17:15
The WebTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Frank Tip Northeastern University
16:00
25m
Talk
Testing and Analysis of Web Applications using Page Models
Technical Papers
Snigdha Athaiya , Raghavan Komondoor Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
DOI
16:25
25m
Talk
Automated Layout Failure Detection for Responsive Web Pages without an Explicit Oracle
Technical Papers
Thomas Walsh University of Sheffield, UK, Gregory Kapfhammer Allegheny College, USA, Phil McMinn University of Sheffield
DOI
16:50
25m
Talk
Test Execution Checkpointing for Web Applications
Technical Papers
Marco Guarnieri ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Petar Tsankov ETH Zurich, Tristan Buchs EPFL, Switzerland, Mohammad Torabi Dashti ETH Zurich, Switzerland, David Basin ETH Zurich, Switzerland
DOI

Wed 12 Jul

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09:30 - 09:55
Experience ReportTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Andreas Zeller Saarland University
09:30
25m
Talk
Experience Paper: A Study on Behavioral Backward Incompatibilities of Java Software Libraries
Technical Papers
Shaikh Mostafa University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Rodney Rodriguez University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Xiaoyin Wang University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
DOI
10:30 - 11:45
Program Repair and PatchingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Michael Pradel TU Darmstadt
10:30
25m
Talk
Identifying Test-Suite-Overfitted Patches through Test Case Generation
Technical Papers
Qi Xin Brown University, USA, Steven P. Reiss Brown University, USA
DOI
10:55
25m
Talk
Impact of Tool Support in Patch Construction
Technical Papers
Anil Koyuncu University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Dongsun Kim University of Luxembourg, Jacques Klein University of Luxembourg, Martin Monperrus , Yves Le Traon University of Luxembourg
DOI
11:20
25m
Talk
Automated Repair of Layout Cross Browser Issues using Search-Based Techniques
Technical Papers
Sonal Mahajan University of Southern California, USA, Abdulmajeed Alameer University of Southern California, USA, Phil McMinn University of Sheffield, William G.J. Halfond University of Southern California
DOI
13:20 - 15:00
Fault Localization and Mutation TestingTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): Alex Orso Georgia Institute of Technology
13:20
25m
Talk
Boosting Spectrum-Based Fault Localization using PageRank
Technical Papers
Mengshi Zhang University of Texas at Austin, USA, Xia Li University of Texas at Dallas, USA, Lingming Zhang , Sarfraz Khurshid University of Texas at Austin
DOI
13:45
25m
Talk
FLUCCS: Using Code and Change Metrics to Improve Fault Localization
Technical Papers
Jeongju Sohn KAIST, South Korea, Shin Yoo Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
DOI
14:10
25m
Talk
Inferring Mutant Utility from Program Context
Technical Papers
René Just University of Massachusetts, USA, Bob Kurtz George Mason University, USA, Paul Ammann George Mason University, USA
DOI Pre-print
14:35
25m
Talk
Faster Mutation Analysis via Equivalence Modulo States
Technical Papers
Bo Wang Peking University, China, Yingfei Xiong Peking University, Yangqingwei Shi Peking University, Lu Zhang Peking University, Dan Hao Peking University
DOI Pre-print
15:30 - 17:10
Static AnalysisTechnical Papers at Bren 1414
Chair(s): William G.J. Halfond University of Southern California
15:30
25m
Talk
Just-in-Time Static Analysis
Technical Papers
Lisa Nguyen Quang Do Fraunhofer IEM, Karim Ali University of Alberta, Benjamin Livshits Imperial College London, UK, Eric Bodden Heinz Nixdorf Institut, Paderborn University and Fraunhofer IEM, Justin Smith North Carolina State University, Emerson Murphy-Hill North Carolina State University
DOI
15:55
25m
Talk
Refining Interprocedural Change-Impact Analysis using Equivalence Relations
Technical Papers
Alex Gyori University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Shuvendu Lahiri Microsoft Research, Nimrod Partush Technion
DOI
16:20
25m
Talk
Boosting the Precision of Virtual Call Integrity Protection with Partial Pointer Analysis for C++
Technical Papers
Xiaokang Fan , Yulei Sui , Xiangke Liao National University of Defense Technology, China, Jingling Xue UNSW Australia
DOI
16:45
25m
Talk
Lightweight Detection of Physical Unit Inconsistencies without Program Annotations
Technical Papers
John-Paul Ore University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Sebastian Elbaum University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Carrick Detweiler University 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