The IEEE International Software Testing Contest at the University of Texas at Dallas (2020 Fall)

Software plays an integral part in our everyday lives because of its near ubiquitous influence in our increasingly technological society. Therefore, taking appropriate steps to apply software testing techniques is of paramount importance. To promote advanced software testing theory, techniques, and tools, the Dallas Chapter of IEEE Reliability Society, in collaboration with the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as other sponsors will host an IEEE Software Testing Contest on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at UT Dallas.

Download 2020 Fall Contest Flyer

Activities & Schedule

  • All contestants must bring their own laptops with Chrome browser installed.
    • Tutorial (10:00am – 12:00pm) The first part is a 2-hour tutorial of the contest and JUnit testing framework. We will help contestants properly configure their laptops and explain how to use JUnit & platform. Each contestant is required to have basic knowledge about Java programming.
    • Lunch (12:00pm – 13:00pm) Pizza lunch will be provided
    • Contest (13:00pm – 16:00pm) The contest is individual based. Each contestant needs to use JUnit to design test cases based on the given source code to test multiple Java programs. The final score of each contestant will be given based on the achieved code coverage and mutation score of their generated test cases.


Registration fee is $2 for college students & high school students (advanced level middle school students are OK too) & $10 for professionals. Supervision not provided for school students – please make sure that responsible adult is with them at all times.

Running Environment

All contestants must bring their own laptops with Chrome browser installed. We will help contestants configure their laptops during the Tutorial session.

Awards & Certificate

Top 3 School Students & College Students will get the technology products as prizes valued around $1000, $500 and $250! Every contestant will receive a participation certificate.

Contest Venue

Computer Science Department, ECSS building, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080, USA.