TestCom, sponsored by IFIP, is a series of international working conferences on testing communicating systems, including communication protocols, services, distributed platforms, and middleware. The conference will be held in the Proshansky Auditorium (C-level) of the landmark building of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, which is located across from the Empire State Building at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309.
TestCom 2006 will provide a forum for researchers, vendors, and users to review, discuss and learn about new approaches, concepts and experiences in the field of testing of communicating systems. The conference will consist of tutorial sessions, technical sessions and invited papers, industrial experience reports, and tool demonstrations. The theme of this year's conference is testing for survivability, which can help ensure that a networked system can deliver essential services and maintain essential properties such as integrity, confidentiality, and performance, despite the presence of intrusions and catastrophic failures in parts of the network. Testing for survivability is increasingly required of large-scale, highly distributed systems that operate in harsh and unpredictable environments such as disaster recovery networks.
The conference covers the following areas: theory and practice of testing, types of testing, industrial testing experience, classes of systems to be tested, and phases of testing. The paper submission deadline is extended until December 17, 2005. Authors will be notified by February 20, 2006. Proposals for tool demonstrations are due by March 15, 2006.
All full papers and industrial experience reports will be published by Springer as a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
If you have any questions please feel free to send an e-mail to either one of the conference chairs: