CAST 2008

CAST 2008, the 3rd Annual

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 14-16, 2008

“Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing”

Keynote Presentations by:

Gerald M. Weinberg, Cem Kaner, Robert Sabourin, and Brian Fisher

The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its third annual conference (CAST 2008), to be held July 14-16. The meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada, a city which features enormous diversity in culture, businesses, educational institutions, and the arts. Toronto is the perfect location for a conference on this year’s theme: “Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing”.

Interdisciplinary approaches draw from diversified branches of learning or practice, such that insights can be drawn upon and synthesized to influence a particular craft. The CAST 2008 Program Committee is now seeking papers that explain how one, two or more disciplines might assist with software testing.

Examples could include ways in which statistics and metrics combined with critical thinking can help software testers interpret performance test results; ways in which logical thinking combined with document design and modeling help testers better understand business requirements and execute functional tests; or ways in which research in human/computer interaction might influence usability testing.

Apropos of this theme, the Association is delighted to announce that the first of our keynote speakers will be Gerald M. Weinberg, presenting a talk entitled Lessons from Past to Carry into the Future. Fifty years ago, in 1958, Jerry established the very first separate software testing group, to aid in producing life-critical software for Project Mercury. Jerry will speak of many steps, done and not yet done, needed to complete the task of creating a true software testing profession.

 

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