International Workshop on System Testing and Validation (STV 2024)


System testing and validation is an area which has been the focus of many research efforts for decades. Yet, due to new challenges resulting from new development processes, such as SCRUM used in agile development and new aspects of large scale system integration, the need for efficient testing has been seeing much resent research. That is why this workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of system testing and validation. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing work in progress, or ideas for future research in response to future trends.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Automation and intelligent management of SOA testing
  • Testing in the cloud
  • Testing as a service
  • Practical experiences from web service testing
  • Risk-based testing
  • Large scale systems
  • Interoperability in smart cities
  • Smart grids testing
  • Related pilot projects
  • IoT and I4.0 testing
  • AI-based testing
  • Model-based testing
  • Edge AI / Edge computing testing


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at QRS submission.

Each submission can have a maximum of ten pages. It should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 300-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to six pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2024. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay the full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site. Arrangements are being made to publish extended version of top-quality papers in selected SCI journals.


Program Chairs

Axel Rennoch's avatar
Axel Rennoch

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Germany

Martin Schneider's avatar
Martin Schneider

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Germany

Juan Garbajosa's avatar
Juan Garbajosa

Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Jørgen Bøegh's avatar
Jørgen Bøegh

Lemvik, Denmark

Program Committee

Name Affiliation Geographic Region
Fevzi Belli Uni Paderborn Germany
Ana Cavalli Institut Mines-Telecom France
Juan Garbajosa Technical University of Madrid Spain
Axel Rennoch Fraunhofer Fokus Germany
Juha Röning University of Oulu Finland
Martin Schneider Fraunhofer Fokus Germany
Theo Vassiliou MATE Development GmbH Germany

Previous STV

  • STV 2022 - Guangzhou (in conjunction with QRS 2022)
  • STV 2021 - Hainan Island (in conjunction with QRS 2021)
  • STV 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)
  • STV 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)
  • STV 2017 - Berlin (in conjunction with INTUITEST 2017)
  • STV 2015 - Sophia Antipolis (in conjunction with INTUITEST 2015)
  • STV 2012 - Paris
  • STV 2011 - Madrid
  • STV 2010 - Oxford
  • STV 2008 - Madrid (in conjunction with ServiceWave 2008)
  • STV 2007 - Paris (in conjunction with ICSSEA 2007)
  • STV 2006 - Potsdam (in conjunction with ECBS 2006)
  • STV 2004 - Paris
  • STV 2003 - Amsterdam
  • STV 2002 - Paris