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ISSTA 2021
Sun 11 - Sat 17 July 2021 Online
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA 2021

Call for Submissions

The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2021 Tool Demonstration Track serves as a venue for publishing and presenting advances in software testing and analysis tools that aid either practice, research, or both. Submissions may describe early prototypes of tools, mature tools, and everything in between. To help disseminate tools to the community, we encourage submissions describing previously unpublished tools whose underlying techniques may have already been published.

Highlighting scientific contributions through concrete artifacts is a critical supplement to the traditional research papers published at software engineering venues, including ISSTA. A demonstration provides the opportunity to communicate how the scientific approach has been implemented or how a specific hypothesis has been assessed, including implementation and usage details, data models and representations, and APIs for tool and data access. Authors of regular research papers at ISSTA or other conferences are thus also encouraged to submit an accompanying demonstration paper. The demonstration papers must be original, however, substantial improvements or extensions to existing tools are also encouraged. Tool papers must not be concurrently under review at ISSTA or at another venue.

Authors of accepted demos will have the opportunity to present their work during three one-hour demo sessions, enabling all authors and conference participants to find a suitable time slot for their respective time zones.

The submission must communicate clearly the following information:

  • The tool’s envisioned users
  • The software testing and analysis challenge(s) the tool addresses
  • How to use the tool
  • Either results of conducted validation studies or the design of planned studies

To provide insight in the actual demonstration and availability, the authors are requested to include one of the following:

  • A walkthrough of the actual demonstration provided as an appendix to the paper (this appendix will not be included in the page count and will not be published).
  • A link to a screencast or some other accompanying multimedia presentation of the demonstration.


Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the demonstrations program committee. The evaluation criteria include:

  • The relevance of the proposed demonstration to the ISSTA audience
  • The technical soundness of the demonstrated tool
  • The originality of the underlying ideas
  • The quality of its presentation
  • The comparison to related work

How to submit:

Submissions must conform to the ACM Conference Format. A tool demonstration submission may not exceed four pages, including all text, figures, and references. The paper submission must be in PDF. The Tool Demonstration track will be using the single-blind reviewing model, so the submitted PDFs should identify the authors.

Submit your papers via the ISSTA Tool Demonstration 2021 submission website by May 2, 2021, 23:59:59 AoE.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the paper at ISSTA 2021 in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. An author registration is a requirement.

For further information, please email the chairs at:

Mike Papadakis mike.papadakis@gmail.com, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Michael Pradel michael@binaervarianz.de, University of Stuttgart, Germany


This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Conference Day
Thu 15 Jul

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03:20 - 04:00
Posters (time band 2)ECOOP and ISSTA Posters at Posters
11:20 - 12:00
Posters (time band 3)ECOOP and ISSTA Posters at Posters
18:00 - 18:40
ISSTA Tool Demos 1Tool Demonstrations at ISSTA Demos

Conference Day
Fri 16 Jul

Displayed time zone: Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris change

01:00 - 01:40
ISSTA Tool Demos 2Tool Demonstrations at ISSTA Demos
09:00 - 09:40
ISSTA Tool Demos 3Tool Demonstrations at ISSTA Demos