First International Workshop on Testing The Cloud

co-located with ISSTA 2013, Lugano, Switzerland


Cloud computing is everywhere, inevitable: originally a layered abstraction of an heterogeneous environment, it has become the paradigm of a large-scale data-oriented system. And while it has some interesting features (easy deployment of applications, resiliency, security, performance, scalability, elasticity, etc.), testing its robustness and its reliability is a major challenge. The Cloud is an intricate collection of interconnected and virtualised computers, connected services, complex service-level agreements. From a testing perspective, the Cloud is then a complex composition of complex systems, and one can wonder whether anything like a global testing is possible? But if the answer is no, what can we conclude from partial tests? The question of testing this large, network-based, dynamic, composition of computers, virtual machines, servers, services, SLAs, seems particularly difficult.


The following is a broad list of topics of interest when referring to distributed testing, or cloud testing:

  • Domain-specific languages for testing
  • Fault injection
  • Formal specification and verification of programming libraries and programs
  • Functional and structural testing
  • New tools for testing
  • Performance testing
  • Programming techniques and methodologies (that decrease the need for testing)
  • Replay techniques for multi-threaded applications


JUNE 18, 2013
Workshop Program Online

The workshop program is now available online. More details to follow.

APRIL 15, 2013
Deadline Extended

The submission deadline has been extended until:

10th May 2013

APRIL 4, 2013
Ivona Brandic to Give a Keynote

We are delighted to announce that Ivona Brandic has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for TTC 2013. Ivona will give an academic keynote about actual views and directions regarding testing from the Cloud community.

APRIL 4, 2013
Andreas Leitner to Give a Keynote

We are delighted to announce that Andreas Leitner has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for TTC 2013. Andreas will discuss the testing of a large scale Cloud application in an industrial context.