Cristina Pascual | 1 Jun 03:10 2011

Last Mile, June 5th | CfP: VALID 2011 || October 23-28, 2011 - Barcelona, Spain


Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to
submit and publish original scientific results.
The submission deadline is June 5, 2011
In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the
IARIA Journals:

============== VALID 2011 | Call for Papers ===============


VALID 2011: The Third International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle

October 23-28, 2011 - Barcelona, Spain

General page:

Call for Papers:

- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- posters

Submission page:

Submission deadline: June 5th, 2011

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research,
standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies.
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other
conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work
in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the Editorial rules:

VALID 2011 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Robust design methodologies
Designing methodologies for robust systems; Secure software techniques; Industrial real-time
software; Defect avoidance; Cost models for robust systems; Design for testability; Design for
reliability and variability; Design for adaptation and resilience; Design for fault-tolerance and
fast recovery; Design for manufacturability, yield and reliability; Design for testability in the
context of model-driven engineering

Vulnerability discovery and resolution
Vulnerability assessment; On-line error detection; Vulnerabilities in hardware security;
Self-calibration; Alternative inspections; Non-intrusive vulnerability discovery methods;
Embedded malware detection

Defects and Debugging
Debugging techniques; Component debug; System debug; Software debug; Hardware debug; System debug;
Power-ground defects; Full-open defects in interconnecting lines; Physical defects in memories and
microprocessors; Zero-defect principles

Diagnosis techniques; Advances in silicon debug and diagnosis; Error diagnosis; History-based
diagnosis; Multiple-defect diagnosis; Optical diagnostics; Testability and diagnosability;
Diagnosis and testing in mo bile environments

System and feature testing
Test strategy for systems-in-package; Testing embedded systems; Testing high-speed systems; Testing
delay and performance; Testing communication traffic and QoS/SLA metrics; Testing robustness;
Software testing; Hardware testing; Supply-chain testing; Memory testing; Microprocessor testing;
Mixed-signal production test; Testing multi-voltage domains; Interconnection and compatibility testing

Testing techniques and mechanisms
Fundamentals for digital and analog testing; Emerging testing methodologies; Engineering test
coverage; Designing testing suites; Statistical testing; Functional testing; Parametric testing;
Defect- and data-driven testing; Automated testing; Embedded testing; Autonomous self-testing; Low
cost testing; Optimized testing; Testing systems and devices; Test standards

Testing of wireless communications systems
Testing of mobile wireless communication systems; Testing of wireless sensor networks; Testing of
radio-frequency identification systems; Testing of ad-hoc networks; Testing methods for emerging
standards; Hardware-based prototyping of wireless communication systems; Physical layer
performance verification; On-chip testing of wireless communication systems; Modeling and
simulation of wireless channels; Noise characterization and validation; Case studies and industrial
applications of test instruments;

Software verification and validation
High-speed interface verification and fault-analysis; Software testing theory and practice;
Model-based testing; Verification metrics; Service/application specific testing; Model checking;
OO software testing; Testing embedded software; Quality assurance; Empirical studies for
verification and validation; Software inspection techniques; Software testing tools; New approaches
for software reliability verification and validation

Testing and validation of run-time evolving systems
Automated testing for run-time evolving systems; Testing and validation of evolving systems; Testing
and validation of self-controlled systems; Testing compile-time versus run-time dependency for
evolving systems; On-line validation and testing of evolving at run-time systems; Modeling for
testability of evolving at run-time systems; Near real-time and real-time monitoring of run-time
evolving systems; Verification and validation of reflective models for testing; Verification and
validation of fault tolerance in run-time evolving systems

Feature-oriented testing
Testing user interfaces and user-driven features; Privacy testing; Ontology accuracy testing; Testing
semantic matching; Testing certification processes; Testing authentication mechanisms; Testing
biometrics methodologies and mechanisms; Testing cross-nation systems; Testing system
interoperability; Testing system safety; Testing system robustness; Testing temporal constraints;
Testing transaction-based properties; Directed energy test capabilities /microwave, laser, etc./;
Testing delay and latency metrics

Domain-oriented testing
Testing autonomic and autonomous systems; Testing intrusion prevention systems; Firewall testing;
Information assurance testing; Testing social network systems; Testing recommender systems; Testing
biometric systems; Testing diagnostic systems; Testing on-line systems; Testing financial systems;
Testing life threatening systems; Testing emergency systems; Testing sensor-based systems; Testing
testing systems


VALID Advisory Chairs

Andrea Baruzzo, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Mehdi Tahoori, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente - Enschede, The Netherlands

VALID 2011 Research Institute Liaison Chairs

Juho Perälä, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Alexander Klaus, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany
Kazumi Hatayama, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Alin Stefanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania
Vladimir Rubanov, Institute for System Programming / Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPRAS), Russia
Tanja Vos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

VALID 2011 Industry Chairs

Abel Marrero, Daimler Center for Automotive IT Innovations - Berlin, Germany
Sebastian Wieczorek, SAP AG - Darmstadt, Germany
Eric Verhulst, Altreonic, Belgium
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