May, 2011

In conjunction with XP 2011, Madrid, Spain 



Jorgen Boegh. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China) jorgen_boegh --at-- yahoo.dk
Juan Garbajosa. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - Tehnical University of Madrid (UPM) jgs --at-- eui.upm.es
Axel Rennoch. Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany.) axel.rennoch --at-- fokus.fraunhofer.de


Workshop Description

Agile testing and critical systems

It is a widely shared impression that the agile community and the critical system community live in completely different worlds. Actually, the critical system people normally develops according to standards like IEC 61508, MIL 882 or ED 109, they emphasizes well defined development processes, they often have contractually specified requirements, and detailed documentation of all activities is very important. This approach is radically different from the usual agile development approach.

However, we think there are mutual benefits of bringing the two communities together. For example, agile testing approaches can most likely bring many advantages to critical system testing. These possibilities are currently not well understood and exploited.


The objective of the workshop is to bring these two communities together and to discuss topics of common interest.

The expected outcome will be a better mutual understanding of the two different approaches to quality testing. We expect presentation of current approaches in quality management and testing and ideas for applying agile testing approaches in safety and security critical system testing.

Workshop structure

The workshop will be organized in the context of the STV (System Testing and Validation) workshops. The STV Workshop is a series of events initiated in the year 2002 and seeks to provide answers to the many open issues related to testing and validation. Former editions took place in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The STV workshops have followed the same structure with invited presentations, a call for papers with selection of the best papers for presentation, and time for discussion. The STV events have always been organized as workshops attached to other conferences.


The high level topics of the workshop will be the following:

  • Shared values and principles in testing
  • Quality Managements goals
  • Testing strategies

Call for papers

We invite papers and position statements contributing to achieving the objectives of the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission deadline March 26, 2011
Acceptance notification April 11, 2011
Camera-ready April 15, 2011


Contact the organizers

Workshop e-mail address: stv11 at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Workshop homepage: https://syst.eui.upm.es/conferences/stv11/

Submission details/ Proceedings

Submissions should be in PDF using Easychair(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stv11): Papers should have 6-10 pages.

Position statements should have 2 - 4 pages.

Format: for Author Guidelines see IEEE Computer Society instructions..

The following templates for LaTex and Word may also be useful: Microsoft Word Templates, LaTex Template.

Programme Committee

Jorgen Boegh (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
Juan Garbajosa (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
Sebastian Mueller (ETSI, France)
Axel Rennoch (Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany)
Dragos Truscan (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Theo Vassiliou (Testing Technologies, Germany)
Justyna Zander (Harvard University, USA)

CV of organizers:

Jørgen Bøegh

Jørgen Bøegh is Professor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He is an expert in software quality and safety, including quality modeling, quality requirements and quality evaluation. He is editor of the international standards ISO/IEC 25030 Software quality requirements, ISO/IEC 25040 Software quality evaluation, ISO/IEC 14598-3 Process for developers, and ISO/IEC 14598-6 Documentation of evaluation modules. He has participated in major European research projects in the software quality area, including REQUEST (Reliability and Quality Estimation), SCOPE (Software Certification Programme in Europe), and SQUID (Software Quality in the Development Process). He has published several research papers and contributed to many international conferences, as well as served as reviewer for international journals. He is member of the editorial board for the Open Software Engineering Journal. He is also reviewer for the European Commission.  He has worked as Project Manager at Delta Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics and as Safety and Quality Manager at Terma A/S.

Juan Garbajosa

Juan Garbajosa is a Professor at the Informatics School of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain. He is the leader of the Systems and software technology research group (SYST) at UPM. He is currently working on the introduction of innovation into the software process, and on process models and software tools for evolving towards more agile though rigorous processes for critical software intensive systems development. He is also active in standardization activities in IEEE and ISO. He has been co-editor of several standards related to software tools and currently he is the convener of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG20 Software and Systems Bodies of Knowledge and Professionalization. He is also one of co-editors of the IEEE SWEBOK Version 3. He has co-authored multiple articles in journals and conferences, and has been involved in many conferences as program committee member or chair. Before joining the University he spent more than fifteen years serving in aerospace industry, national and local government, with different responsibilities related to software systems development and administration. His research interests include tools for testing, validation, monitoring and operation of complex systems; software product and process models; and quality, standards and innovation.

Axel Rennoch

Axel Rennoch is computer scientists and project manager at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems in Berlin. As a member of the Competence Center Modeling and Testing for System and Service Solutions (MOTION) he is involved / responsible for validation and testing projects on next generation networks and software technologies. He has project experiences with the development and validation of industrial test solutions in the telecom and automotive area. During this work he contributed to several national and international standardization groups (e.g. DIN, ISO, ATM-Forum, OMG, ETSI, OMA) and published research papers continuously. He is also involved in the application of evaluation methodologies and certification according to the Common Criteria standard ISO/IEC 15408.

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