SANER 2024
Tue 12 - Fri 15 March 2024 Rovaniemi , Finland

Workshop Proposal

We solicit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. Workshops can be full or half day and should highlight a specific topic of interest related to software analysis, evolution, and reengineering. We encourage workshop organizers to include activities that provide their participants with a true workshop experience.

Should you be interested in joining SANER, please keep the following deadlines in mind:

Submission instructions

  • July 10, 2023 - the call for papers should be submitted to the workshops chairs ( and ). The call should include description of the workshop topic and scope, indication whether the workshop will take ½ day or a full day, and a link to the workshop website. The website should be live and include (at least) the following information: topic of the workshop, its scope, list of topics of interests, names of the organizing committee members and their affiliations, types of submissions and the deadlines (see below).

Evaluation Criteria The proposals will be evaluated by the workshops chairs based on the novelty of the workshop topic, its importance to the field, as well as the composition of the organising team.

Notification is to be expected on July 24.

-Not later than mid-September 2023. The workshop PC has been finalized and the paper submission system is live. Workshop organisers are free to select EasyChair, HorCRP or any other commonly used paper submission system but unfortunately we will not be able to cover any expenses related to the paper submission system.


  • July 10, 2023 - Workshop call for papers submission

  • July 24, 2023 - Notification

The following deadlines are suggestions based on the timeline of the main track. The only strict deadline is the camera-ready (see below).

  • December 8, 2023 - abstract submission.

  • December 13, 2023 - paper submission.

  • January 8, 2024 - notification

  • January 12, 2024 (strict) - camera-ready deadline.

All dates are AoE.

The workshop proceedings will be included as a separate section of the proceedings of the main conference.

7th Workshop on Validation, Analysis and Evolution of Software Tests (VST 2024)

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Software projects accumulate large suites of test cases, encoding critical requirements and valuable expert knowledge about the system under test. However, over time, the reliability of the tests decreases, and they become difficult to understand and maintain. Extra effort is required for repairing broken tests and for adapting test suites and models to evolving software systems.

The goal of the VST workshop in combination with SANER - the premier event on the theory and practice of recovering information from existing software and systems - is to leverage methods, techniques and tools from software analysis, evolution and re-engineering to advance the state of the art in test development and maintenance.

The workshop is a unique event bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners for exchanging experiences, solutions, and new ideas related, but not limited, to:

  • Test code analysis and validation
  • Test execution monitoring and visualization
  • Test results analysis and bug reporting
  • Fault detection and localization
  • Change impact analysis for software tests
  • Co-evolution of tests and code
  • Automated repair for test code
  • Clone detection for tests
  • Metamorphic relations for testing
  • Test generation and amplification
  • Regression test selection and prioritization
  • Test minimization and simplification
  • Model-based testing
  • Combinations of the topics above

Submission information:

We encourage submission of papers on the topics mentioned above: Full papers, position papers and tool demonstration papers. Papers must conform to the IEEE proceedings format guidelines and need to be prepared for a full double-blind review process. For submission instructions see:

Submission site:

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 08, 2023 AoE
  • Paper submission deadline: December 13, 2023 AoE
  • Notification of acceptance: January 08, 2024
  • Camera-ready version due: January 12, 2024

Program chairs:

  • Christian Macho, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Martin Pinzger, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria