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[Nov 20, 2020]: Currently, the ICPE 2021 conferecne and therefor the LTB Workshop model is on-site with remote participation facilities - meaning the aim is to have a live event but along with required infrastructure for online presence.

Call for papers

Software systems (e.g., smartphone apps, desktop applications, telecommunication infrastructures, cloud and enterprise systems, etc.) have strict requirements on software performance. Failure to meet these requirements may cause business losses, customer defection, brand damage and other serious consequences. In addition to conventional functional testing, the performance of these systems must be verified through load testing or benchmarking to ensure quality service.

Load testing and benchmarking software systems are difficult tasks, which requires a great understanding of the system under test and customer behavior. Practitioners face many challenges such as tooling (choosing and implementing the testing tools), environments (software and hardware setup) and time (limited time to design, test, and analyze). This one-day workshop brings together software testing researchers, practitioners and tool developers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of conducting research on load testing and benchmarking software systems.

We solicit two tracks of submissions:

  1. Research or industry papers (maximum 4 pages)
  2. Presentation track for industry or research talks (maximum 700 words extended abstract)
Research/Industry papers should follow the standard ACM SIG proceedings format and need to be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Accepted papers will be published in the ICPE 2021 Proceedings. Submissions can be research papers, position papers, case studies or experience reports addressing issues including but not limited to the following:


Important Dates

Paper Track (research and industry papers):

Abstract submission: January 3, 2021;
Paper submission: January 10, 2021;
Author notification: February 1, 2021;
Camera-ready version: February 22, 2021;

Presentation Track:

Extended abstract submission: January 31, 2021;
Author notification: February 15, 2021;


Organization:

Chairs:

Alexander Podelko MongoDB, USA
Tse-Hsun (Peter) Chen Concordia University, Canada
Hamzeh Khazaei York University, Canada

Program Committee:

Almeida, Eduardo Cunha de UFPR, Brazil
Jiang, Zhen Ming (Jack) York University, Canada
Kroß, Johannes Fortiss, Germany
Sunyé, Gerson University of Nantes, France
Li, Heng Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Chen, Jinfu Huawei, Canada
Shang, Weiyi Concordia University, Canada

Steering Committee:

E. Hassan, Ahmed Queen’s University, Canada
Litoiu, Marin York University, Canada
Jiang, Zhen Ming (Jack) York University, Canada


Past LTB Workshops: