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Track 4: Test Automation

Xabier Arbulu will start the track with an explanation about the benefits of system architecture testing. As the complexity of different embedded systems is increasing rapidly the last years, software development processes and the respective testing and quality assurance tasks must follow the same direction in order to release a good product. To achieve this purpose the product requirements and traceability should follow a good system and planning. This paper will explain the advantages of starting System and Software architectural design testing and the requirements the engineering groups need to fulfil in order to face this challenge properly.

The Serbian Miloje Zečević & Dragan Obradović will be in charge of the second presentation, about test system for vehicle diagnostic scanner. Vehicle communication is constantly growing ever since first electronic control units (ECUs) where introduced in the automotive industry. Automotive communication protocols are changing rapidly so their implementation testing in diagnostic equipment must provide reliable results with very demanding time-to-market requirements.

Also from Serbia, we will have Milica Drobac, who will start her presentation with an important statement: Test Automation is not "just" writing a scripts. To be able to create approach and successfully introduce test automation on projects, we must perceive it from different aspects. There is no general approach for all projects, it depends of more factors. However, when we are starting to learn test automation, we are learning how to use some specific tool and to how to write scripts. Test automation is much more than this. After we collect all inputs that will run our testing activities on project, we can create approach and plan activities.

And last, the Russian Mikhail Treskin will talk about the computer vision and deep learning workloads from scratch. This presentation is on the problem of measuring performance of implementations of CV and DL algorithms. He will share his vision of and his experience with automatic performance testing of CV and DL workloads, especially with respect to handling test data. 

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Accessibility Testing Methodology in early stages of software development life cycle

Nowadays in the world, we are facing the era of digital inclusion and the accessibility of software has become a global concern, since this environment plays a key role in the daily lives of people with disabilities. The technology facilitates the lives of these people, enabling them to create new forms of relationships and fulfilling activities before unavailable. For those reasons, this work aims to develop a methodology for accessibility testing to inspect all the phases of the project, from its conception, when the test plan is done, until delivery, after analyzing the tests results, anticipating the errors, generating less rework, reducing project costs, giving more importance to accessibility and increasing the inclusion of people with disabilities..

Virgina Chalegre will deal with this trouble during her Special Lecture. Don't miss it! Register today with a 15% early bird discount.

Discover the tutorials

The first tutorial will provide an approach about autonomous teal-time software & systems testing. Thomas Fehlman will explain how for the Internet of Things (IoT), for safety in Automotive, or for data protection, to be legally compliant requires testing the impact of any actions before allowing them to occur. Here, system boundaries change at runtime. When adding a new, previously unknown device to the IoT orchestra, or when an autonomous car meets another, or with truck platooning, the original base system expands and needs being tested before it can do decisions with the potential of affecting harm to humans.

Sebastian Goetzinger will be in charge of the second tutorial-workshop, Code Coverage on μ-Controller.  Measuring Code Coverage on embedded targets, more specifically targets with missing file systems (like certain microcontrollers), often leads to a real challenge for software developers, especially when it comes down to coverage data extraction. In the Workshop «Code Coverage on μ-Controller» it is shown on the example of Code Coverage Analyser Testwell CTC++, Arduino Uno and a common laptop, how to extract data in order to convert it to the corresponding reports.   

Three fantastic keynotes

Each day 1.2 Million passengers travel on the Dutch railways. Railway tracks are controlled by train traffic controllers using complex real-time systems. Any failure in one of the systems may cause thousands of passengers to be stranded in the stations and instantaneously the Railway Bob Harnisch works for ProRail and his keynote is a real life story about the origin of the Test Department.

Jan Tretmans, from TNO Embedded Systems Innovation, will be in charge of the second keynote, about the next step in Test Automation for embedded systems related to Model-Based Testing. MBT is a promising technology that enables the next step in test automation by combining automatic test generation and test result analysis with test execution, and providing more, longer, and more diversified test cases with less effort.

And last but not least, Nancy Van Schooenderwoertwill give the third keynote, under the title "Hardware-Software Collaboration in Agile Organizations" Nancy will show examples of varying degrees of collaboration between software and other disciplines (electronics, mechanical, operations, mathematicians…) from industry, and from her own experience as an electronics designer and software engineer. Her recommendations are based on both Agile and Lean concepts, and on 15 years' experience as an independent Agile coach.


QA&TEST Call for Papers comes to an end

The deadline for submissions for QA&TEST 2017 has ended. The participation  of this edition has been very high, so the Technical Committee is very optimistic: the Program of the 16th edition of the Conference will be very interesting with high quality content.
The Technical Committee has begun the evaluation of the presentations. In short, we will announce the first names. Stay tuned!