Virtually co-located with ICST, 28 October 2020.

Program 28 Oct 2020

The following program is in Portugal time (Western European Time, GMT, please note that summer time ends on 25 Oct 2020):

  • 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome by chairs by Pekka Aho and Tanja Vos
  • 9:10 – 9:40 Translation from Visual to Layout-based Android Test Cases: a Proof of Concept by Riccardo Coppola, Luca Ardito, Marco Torchiano and Emil Alégroth
  • 9:40 – 10:10 An Automated Testing Framework For Smart TV apps Based on Model Separation by Bestoun Ahmed, Angelo Gargantini and Miroslav Bures
  • 10:10 – 10:40 Supporting efficient test automation using lightweight MBT by Elodie Bernard, Fabrice Ambert and Bruno Legeard
  • 10:40 – 11:10 Model-Based Testing of GUI Applications Featuring Dynamic Instanciation of Widgets by Alexandre Canny and Philippe Palanque
  • 11:10 – 12:00 Lunch break
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Keynote by Dr. Sandeep K. Kuttal from the Tandy School of Computer Science in the University of Tulsa, and the title of her presentation is “Testing software: Challenges and hardships of non-traditional testers”
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Demo: Augmented Testing using Scout by Michel Nass, Emil Alégroth and Robert Feldt

  • 13:30 – 14:00 Demo: Sequence Mining for Automatic Generation of Software Tests from GUI event traces by Alberto Oliveira, Alípio Jorge, Ricardo Freitas, Nuno Moniz, Ana C. R. Paiva, Vítor Amorim and Paulo J. Azevedo
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Demo: A Tool for Testing Event-Driven Programs in Processing by Hiroshi Hosobe


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: October 28 (postponed and virtual due to Corona virus)


INTUITESTBEDS will be organized as a workshop of ICST 2020 (IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation). The whole conference and all the workshop are going to be organized remotely.

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

  • Mariano Ceccato, University of Verona

  • Emil Alégroth, Blekinge Institute of Technology

  • Riccardo Coppola, Politecnico di Torino

  • Valentin Dallmeier, Saarland University

  • João Faria, FEUP, INESC TEC

  • Wishnu Prasetya, Utrecht University

  • Mauro Pezze’, University of Lugano

  • Kevin Moran, College of William & Mary              

  • Filippo Ricca, DIBRIS, Università di Genova

  • José Creissac Campos, University of Minho

  • Machiel Van der Bijl, Axini

  • Bruno Legeard, Smartesting

  • Rudolf Ramler, Software Competence Center Hagenberg

  • Maurizio Leotta, Università di Genova

  • Domenico Amalfitano, University of Naples Federico II

  • Martin Deiman, Testwerk

  • Yvan Labiche, Carleton University

  • Sam Malek, University of California, Irvine

  • Leonardo Mariani, University of Milano Bicocca

  • Rafael Oliveira, USP

Jury for the Most Sexy Academic Tool Presentation

  • (being updated…)
  • Gjalt Loots (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Machiel van der Bijl (Axini, The Netherlands)