Industry Track Papers

ICST 2018 invites high quality submissions in all areas of software testing, verification, and validation. Papers for the industry track should have a strong industrial/practical component and focus more on impact than (technical) novelty.

The ICST Industry track focuses on the same topics and values the same rigor as the research track, yet papers featured in the industry track are distinct. What sets the industry track apart is that it values impact and realism over novelty. We expect that findings from industry track publications have the potential to impact practice in the 0-2 year range. Ideally they should have been evaluated on real-world, industrial data and discuss issues like scalability, costs and strategies for introduction in practice, and advancement compared to existing industrial best practice. The industry track papers have the same length limitations as research track papers and will be published in the ICST 2018 proceedings and listed by IEEE databases.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the ICST Program Committee.

Special Issue of STVR

We will invite authors of the best papers presented at ICST 2018 to extend and submit their work to a special issue of Journal of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (STVR). Both research and industry track papers are eligible and the final selection is made by the PC.


Full Research Papers as well as Industry papers must conform to the two-column IEEE conference publication format. Templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available from please use the letter format template and conference option.

Papers should be submitted in the PDF format: they must not exceed ten pages, plus up to two pages of references. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair

Papers must neither have been previously accepted for publication nor be under submission in another conference or journal. The ICST 2018 research track accepts only full research papers. Short papers are not accepted to the research track.

For your paper to be published in the ICST 2018 conference proceedings, at least one of the authors of the paper must register for the conference and confirm that she/he will present the paper in person.

How to submit? Submissions will be handled via EasyChair at

Important Dates

  • October 5th 2017: Submission of Abstract
  • October 12th 2017: Submission of Full Research as well as Industry Papers
  • December 18th 2017: Author Notification

Double Blind

Industry track papers need not be double-blinded. Please contact the Program Co-chairs if you have any further question about the DBR process.

Program Co-Chairs

  • Robert Feldt, Chalmers University and Blekinge Inst. of Technology, Sweden
  • Shin Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

PC members