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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.

Register before 31st July and you enjoy these keynotes with a special 20% discount. 


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!

Neil Thompson, opening keynote of QA&TEST

Neil Thompson will give the opening keynote of QA&TEST. Neil Thompson has been an information systems consultant since 1987, first with a "big 6/5/4 firm" then independently; most assignments involve test management / process improvement. Previous roles included programming, systems analysis and live systems maintenance, and he still tests hands-on when possible. Has spoken internationally at conferences over many years, including EuroSTAR, STAREast, STARWest, ICSTest, CAST and Let's Test.

Keynote: Your world is my world - Is it? | Els de Bakker & Wim van Veen

Els de Bakker & Wim van Veen will give the keynote of the second day of QA&TEST. They will explain how they worked together with developers and testers. Many insights about the essential conditions that contribute to a successful environment were discovered. But the one most imported finding was that a clear and mutual understanding of each other's in- and output is a crucial element in the process when avoiding massive delay and ensuring excellent quality. Though testing is certainly not the only, or even not the best way of ensuring product quality, its importance cannot be emphasized enough. Because the people in it, who have to work together have such different worlds and perspectives from which they describe their version of reality. Different words are being used for the same results, same words are being used for different results. A lot of energy and time is wasted.

They will also explain what causes this ambiguity, why it matters so much to the people involved and which approach can help to overcome this. Creating awareness and understanding is the first step. Next, to start using successful elements for an efficient and effective dialogue.