Vol. 65, No. 3, October 2019

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Software Testing Contest at QRS 2019

Zhenyu Chen, Song Huang
Nanjing Chapter
Reliability Society
W. Eric Wong
IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Over the past decades, we have built software to improve our efficiency, reliability, and safety in production, business, daily life, etc. These goals, however, cannot be accomplished if the software is not properly tested. Some universities provide classes to teach students the fundamental knowledge and techniques of software testing. These classes often ignore industry practices and can hardly offer real-world testing experiences to students. To address this, IEEE Reliability Society partners with Mooctest, Inc. to host a software testing contest along with an appropriate tutorial. Through the contest and tutorial, we bring real-world testing and tool experience to the participants and provide excellent opportunities for them to practice their learned testing techniques to overcome industry testing challenges.

The Third IEEE International Contest on Software Testing (ISTC) was held in conjunction with QRS 2019 (the 19th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security) on July 23 (Tuesday) at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

The first place received a cash prize of $300 USD, followed by the 2nd for $200 USD, and five 3rd places each for $100 USD. Every contestant also received a certificate of completion from the IEEE Reliability Society and the QRS conference.

Professor W. Eric Wong, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Professor Zhenyu Chen and Professor Song Huang (Nanjing Chapter of Reliability Society) attended the conference to supervise this contest. We would like to give special thanks to student helpers from the University of Texas at Dallas (Linghuan Hu, Shou-Yu Lee, and Siwei Zhou) and those from Nanjing University and Mooctest, Inc. (Shengcheng Yu and Wenlong Li) for all their support.

Professor Zhenyu Chen at Software Testing Contest

Participants of Software Testing Contest

Professor Eric Wong interviewed by the Bulgarian National Public Radio

Mr. Yifan Huang (software testing contestant) interviewed by the Bulgarian National Public Radio