This is the 2nd 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 – 4th International Workshop on User Interface Test Automation, and TESTBEDS – 8th International Workshop on TESting Techniques for event BasED Software.

Automated testing of software systems through the user interface (UI) has been a popular research topic especially during the last decade. Some of the challenges related to this automation have remained, but new approaches, such as model extraction and agile development processes, have introduced new challenges.

The workshop will have a joint program committee peer-reviewing all the submissions. There will be separate tracks for longer research papers focusing on novelty and shorter industry track papers focusing on practical impact. As automated testing is very tool dependent, the aim is to have a separate tools track with live or video demonstrations.

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

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 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.

Papers can be of one of the following types:

  • Research paper (8 pages)
  • Position paper (4 pages)
  • Tool demo paper (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 referees. 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 through the IEEE digital library.

Industrial presentations are submitted in the form of a 2-page overview and 4 sample presentation slides as pdf files. They will be evaluated by at least two members of the Program Committee for relevance and soundness.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: EXTENDED: January 21, 2019 January 15, 2019 
  • Author notification:  January 31, 2019
  • Camera-ready submission:  February 15, 2019

Organization Committee

Ana Paiva

University of Porto, Portugal,

Anna Rita Fasolino

University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy,

Pekka Aho

Open University, The Netherlands,

Tanja E. J. Vos

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain,

Open University, The Netherlands,

Program Committee

  • Ana Paiva (Chair), University of Porto, Portugal
  • Anna Rita Fasolino (Chair), University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Tanja Vos (Chair), Open Universiteit, The Netherlands / Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Pekka Aho (Chair), Open Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • Kevin Moran, College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA
  • Rafael Oliveira, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil
  • Domenico Amalfitano, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • Yvan Labiche, Carleton University, Canada
  • Wishnu Prasetya, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Vahid Garousi, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Emil Alégroth, Blekinge Institute of Technology, in Karlskrona, Sweden
  • José Creissac Campos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Nuno Flores, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Bruno Legeard, Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • Bao Nguyen, Software Engineer at Google, USA
  • Martin Deiman, Software Engineer at Testwerk, Netherlands
  • Leonardo Mariani, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Sam Malek, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Ting Su, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Sai Zhang, Google Research, Seattle, USA
  • Mauro Pezzè, University of Lugano and at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Lydie Du Bousquet, l’université Joseph Fourier, France
  • Filippo Ricca,  l’Università di Genova, Italy
  • Xingya Wang, China University of Mining Technology, Xuzhou, China
  • Mariano Ceccato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler) in Trento, Italy
  • Marcio Eduardo Delamaro, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
  • Yinxing Xue, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Machiel Van der Bijl, Axini, Netherlands
  • Riccardo Coppola, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
  • Zebao Gao, University of Maryland, USA


8h50: Opening session
9h00-10h00: Keynote: Domenico Amalfitano, “Online software testing: to test your software on-the-fly. Current approaches, issues and future trends”
Coffee break
10h30-11h00: VVIOT
11h00-12h30: NEXTA
Lunch break
13h30-14h30: INTUITESTBEDS
14h30-15h30: TAICPART
15h30-15h40: Clossing session
Coffee break