The 57th CREST Open Workshop - Information Theory and Software Testing

ate: 29th and 30th January 2018

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Overview:

This workshop aims to draw researchers with expertise in either information theory or software testing together with those already working in the intersection of these research areas. Information theory has huge potential to improve software engineering. It can achieve this through the formulation and application of well-founded, principled measures of diversity and similarity. Examples of existing applications include measuring code similarity for clone detection, malware detection, n-version programming diversity, code release evolution, and code refactoring, In the context of software testing it can be used to measure the loss of information during execution, the diversity of inputs and outputs, the stability of oracle observations and the information learned by test oracles, the leakage of secrets, and the execution priority for test inputs. These and other measures can be used in fitness functions in search based software engineering. In this workshop we discuss the state of the art in its use in software testing. Problems under discussion may include diversity measures for test suites, test oracle quality, testability measures, and optimal oracle placement, among others.

Speakers:

Lionel Briand, Computer Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Tom Chothia, Cyber Security, University of Birmingham

David Clark, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

Robert Feldt, Software Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Robert Hierons, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University London, UK

Gunel Jahangirova, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy and CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

Derek Jones, Knowledge Software, UK

Boris Köpf, IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

Wassim Masri, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Hector D Menendez, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

Manuel Nuñez, Department of Information Systems and Computing, The Complutense University of Madrid

Mike Papadakis, SnT, Luxembourg University, Luxembourg

Paolo Tonella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

Registration:

Participants can register for a COW by sending an email to registration-cow@cs.ucl.ac.uk. Please enclose the following information in your email:

  1. Name:
  2. Affiliation:
  3. Personal or organisational web page URL:
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  5. Do you agree on the terms of FRPNA:
  6. Any dietary requirements or allergies:

Spaces for COWs are limited. When registering for a COW we recommend holding off on travel and accommodation bookings until you receive the confirmation of registration from the workshop organiser, to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is supported by the following sponsors:

Registered attendees:

1. David Clark, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

2. Hector D Menendez, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

3. Robert Hierons, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University London, UK

4. Wassim Masri, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

5. Robert Feldt, Software Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

6. Manuel Nuñez, Department of Information Systems and Computing, The Complutense University of Madrid

7. Paolo Tonella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

8. Gunel Jahangirova, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy and CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

9. Derek Jones, Knowledge Software, UK

10. Lionel Briand, Computer Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

11. Mike Papadakis, SnT, Luxembourg University, Luxembourg

12. Federica SarroCREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

13. Dan BruceCREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

14. Nicolas Gold, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

15. Earl Barr, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK 

16. Matheus Paixao, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

17. David Kelly, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

18. Robert Trott, ip.access Ltd

19. Leandro Oliveira de Souza, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

20. Profir -Petru Partachi, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

21. Chaiyong Ragkhitwetsagul, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

22. Tracy Hall, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University, London, UK

23. Kwaku Yeboah-Antwi, Sauce Labs

24. Alessandra Gorla, IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

25. Stephen Cullum, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK

26. Isabel Evans, Consultant and University of Malta, Malta

27. Mark Micallef, Department of Computer Science, University of Malta, Malta

28. Nassim Seghir, CREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

29. Hana Chockler, Computer Science, Kings College London, UK

30. Tom Chothia, Cyber Security, University of Birmingham

31. Robert WhiteCREST Centre, SSE Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL, UK

32. Kelly Androutsopoulos, Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University, UK

33. Krishna Patel, Brunel University London, UK

34. Boris Köpf, IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

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