WTST 7 2008

Workshop 7 — January 18-20, 2008

Pre-WTST dinner is 7:00-8:30 pm on January 17th at the Ariake Restaurant, 4916 Babcock NE, Palm Bay. Guests are welcome, but please let us know in advance.

Papers / Presentations for WTST 7

  • Jose Betancur, Teaching BBST in Colombia, Slides
  • Ajay Bhagwat, Experience Report on In-house Teaching of the AST Foundations (BBST) Course in India, Slides
  • Steve Condly, Transfer of Knowledge, Slides
  • Stephen Edwards, Lessons Learned Using Automated Grading Tools to Teach Software Testing, zipped file containing presentation on Web-CAT experiences and a separate case study of designing an on-line software engineering course
  • Morven Gentleman, Discussion of Privacy Issues Related to Student Assignments and Peer Reviews
  • Daniel Hoffman, Test Generation with Context Free Grammars and Covering Arrays: A Teaching Tool, Slides
  • Allen Johnson, Presentation [pdf], supplements one, two, and three
  • Cem Kaner, Hybrid and Online Versions of the BBST Course, Slides, Supplement 1 (originally presented at CSEET), Supplement 2 (originally presented at Sloan), Slides (presented to NSF Project Advisory Board)
  • Christelle Scharff, Teaching Software Quality Assurance by Encouraging Student Contributions to an Open Source Web-based System for the Assessment of Programming Assignments, Abstract, Slides
  • Javier Tuya, A laboratory exercise in testing database applications, Paper and Slides

WTST 7 is co-hosted by Cem Kaner, Scott Barber, and Rebecca Fiedler. Paul Holland is the facilitator of WTST 7.


    • If we achieve our goal, the resulting work will be very interesting to the general testing and academic communities. Each of us will probably have our own take on what was learned. Participants (all people in the room) agree to the following:
    • Any of us can publish the results as we see them. None of us is the official reporter of the meeting unless we decide at the meeting that we want a reporter.
    • Any materials initially presented at the meeting or developed at the meeting may be posted to any of our web sites or quoted in any other of our publications, without further permission. That is, if I write a paper, you can put it on your web site. If you write a problem, I can put it on my web site. If we make flipchart notes, those can go up on the web sites too. None of us has exclusive control over this material. Restrictions of rights must be identified on the paper itself.
      • NOTE: Some papers are circulated that are already published or are headed to another publisher. If you want to limit republication of a paper or slide set, please note the rights you are reserving on your document. The shared license to republish is our default rule, which applies in the absence of an asserted restriction.
    • The usual rules of attribution apply. If you write a paper or develop an idea or method, anyone who quotes or summarizes you work should attribute it to you. However, many ideas will develop in discussion and will be hard (and not necessary) to attribute to one person.
    • Any publication of the material from this meeting lists all attendees as contributors to the ideas published as well as the hosting organization.
    • Articles will be circulated to WTST6 attendees before being published when possible. Circulation will be via posting to the wtst6 moodle site. At a minimum, notification of publication will be circulated.
    • Any attendee may request that his or her name be removed from the list of attendees identified on a specific paper.
    • If you have information which you consider proprietary or otherwise shouldn’t be disclosed in light of these publication rules, please do not reveal that information to the group.

Funding for WTST 1-5 has come primarily from the National Science Foundation , under grant EIA-0113539 ITR/SY+PE “Improving the Education of Software Testers.” Partical funding for WTST 6 also comes from the the National Science Foundation , under grant CCLI-0717613 “Adaptation & Implementation of an Activity-Based Online or Hybrid Course in Software Testing”. Opinions expressed at WTST or published in connection with WTST do not recessarily reflect the views of NSF. WTST 3-5 have been hosted by Florida Institute of Technology. WTST is often co-sponsored by the Association for Software Testing (AST) .

WTST is a peer conference in the tradition of the Los Altos Workshops of Software Testing (TM). We thank the AST for their encouragement and financial assistance in running WTST 7.