The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2022 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. Demos may describe early prototypes of tools, mature tools, and everything in between.
During the conference, tool demonstrations will be presented in a brief 1-minute video followed by a live session with the authors.
Call for Contributions
The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2022 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 To help disseminate tools to the community, we encourage submissions describing previously unpublished tools whose underlying techniques may have already been published.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 two 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
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.