This is the 3rd edition of INTUITESTBEDS (International Workshop on User Interface Test Automation and Testing Techniques for Event Based Software). INTUITESTBEDS is a merge of two workshops with very similar goals and topics, INTUITEST – International Workshop on User Interface Test Automation (organized 3 times before the merge), and TESTBEDS – International Workshop on TESting Techniques for event BasED Software (organized 7 times before the merge).

The workshop aims to bring together the researchers, practitioners and tool developers working on topics related to:

  1. automated testing of applications through the user interfaces, including but not limited to graphical user interfaces, user interfaces of mobile devices and applications, and user interfaces of web applications, and
  2. testing of other types of event-driven software, such as network protocols, embedded software, IoT applications and devices, web services and device drivers.

Call for papers


We solicit novel papers related to the following topics (not strictly limited) in the context of testing User Interface and other Event Based Systems: modeling and model inference, test case generation and execution, test oracles, coverage, metrics and evaluation, analysis and reporting, abstraction and re-usability, interoperability and cross-platform testing,  prioritization and optimization, tooling and industrial experiences.

There are a lot of academic tools out there with valuable techniques for companies, but these are not taken up by industry because many times they are not presented in a way that appeals to industry. To create more awareness for this issue, we will organize this year’s “Most Sexy Academic Tool Presentation”-contest. The winner will be the one that gives the best tool presentation from an industrial point of view.

Papers can be of one of the following types:

  • Research paper (4-10 pages)
  • Extended abstracts  for the “Most Sexy Academic Tool Presentation”-contest (2 – 4 pages) 
  • Industry presentations (2 pages overview and 4 example slides)

Each paper in the first three categories (full, position and demo) will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers should be submitted as PDF files in 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 of the Workshop will be published as part of ICST workshops proceedings, through the IEEE digital library.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair.

Important dates

  • Submission: EXTENDED: January 19
  • Notifications: January 27
  • Camera-ready: February 4.
  • Workshop: March 27


INTUITESTBEDS will be organized as a workshop of ICST 2020 (IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation). The conference venue is Alfândega Porto Congress Centre in Porto, Portugal.

Organization Committee

Pekka Aho

Open University, The Netherlands,

Tanja E. J. Vos

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain,

Open University, The Netherlands,

Steering Committee

Ana Paiva

University of Porto, Portugal,

Anna Rita Fasolino

University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy,

Program Committee

  • (being updated as invitations have just been sent)
  • Maurizio Leotta (Università di Genova, Italy)
  • Rudolf Ramler (Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria)
  • Yvan Labiche (Carleton University, Canada)
  • Emil Alégroth (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Leonardo Mariani (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
  • Filippo Ricca (Università di Genova, Italy)
  • Wishnu Prasetya (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Kevin Moran (College of William & Mary, USA)
  • Sam Malek (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Bruno Legeard (Smartesting, France)
  • Mariano Ceccato (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
  • Martin Deiman (Testwerk, The Netherlands)
  • Rafael Oliveira (USP, Brazil)
  • João Faria (FEUP, INESC TEC, Portugal)
  • Mauro Pezzé (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
  • Valentin Dallmeier (Saarland University, Germany)
  • José Creissac Campos (University of Minho & HASLab/INESC TEC, Portugal)
  • Riccardo Coppola (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Domenico Amalfitano (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Jury for the Most Sexy Academic Tool Presentation

  • (being updated as invitations have just been sent)
  • Gjalt Loots (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Machiel van der Bijl (Axini, The Netherlands)


The keynote will be given by Dr. Sandeep Kaur Kuttal: “Testing software: Challenges and hardships of non-traditional testers”
Otherwise to be defined later