The IEEE International Contest on Software Testing

The 2022 Spring IEEE International Contest on Software Testing

Software plays an integral part in our everyday lives because of its near ubiquitous influence in our increasingly technological society. It has significant impacts on the improvement of efficiency, reliability, security, and safety of many service-oriented and miss-critical systems.

These goals, however, cannot be well accomplished if the software is not properly tested. Many lessons aim to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and techniques of software testing. But they often ignore industry practices and can hardly offer real-world testing experience to students. To address this problem and to promote advanced software testing theory, techniques, and tools, the Technical Committee on System and Software Assurance of IEEE Reliability Society, 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 such as Mooctest Inc. have organized at least one IEEE International Contest on Software Testing every year. The next contest will be on April 30, 2022 in a virtual mode.

This contest aims to bring real-world testing and tool-using experience to the participants and provide them with excellent opportunities to overcome industry testing challenges with their learned testing techniques.

News & Announcements

2022-04-21       Tutorial video posted and Practice session opened
2022-04-12       Registration site opened
2022-04-10       2022 Spring IEEE International Contest on Software Testing announced

Contest Winners

The following is a list of winners from North and South America. (***)

Each winner will receive a cash prize and a certificate.

Name Country
Austin GengUnited States
B. S. AjeyUnited States
Davi BezerraBrazil
Hunter SullivanUnited States
Jun HuUnited States
Leo BalaUnited States
Rupin JairajUnited States
Ishika AggarwalUnited States
Himaja kesariUnited States
Mohit AnandUnited States
Dongpeng LiuUnited States
Leonardo T. MiyakeBrazil

*** Winners from India and China will be notified separately.

Tutorial & Practice

All the contestants should watch the video and compete a practice test to get familiar with the Mooctest platform before participating in the contest.

☞ Click here to watch the tutorial on Youtube.


All the contestants should visit to complete their registrations no later than April 28. The contest is free of charge.

Certificates and Cash Prizes

Every contestant will receive a certificate for participating in this contest. Winners will also receive cash prizes. More details will be posted.

Contest Guidelines

  • All contestants must use their own computers with required software installed (see Running Environment). The contest has two parts:
    • The first part is a JUnit tutorial and practice test. It will be available from April 21 to 28. Each contestant can complete this part by himself/herself. The objective is to help contestants understand the contest format and the basics of the JUnit testing framework. Each contestant needs to have basic knowledge about Java programming.
    • The second part is the contest (09:00 am- 12:00 pm, April 30, Central Daylight Time, USA). The contest is individual based. Each contestant will design test cases with specific input values based on the given source code to test multiple Java programs. The quality of the generated test cases will be measured by the code coverage and mutation score achieved.

Running Environment

Win 10 or MacOS with Java 8 and Eclipse installed and Maven set up.
Here are the Java and Maven installation guide.
Eclipse with MoocTest Plugin: Windows 64 bit and Mac (Please download the correct version of Eclipse with the MoocTest plugin for your language and operating system).
Please also watch the tutorial video for more details.

For Mac OS, add mvn to /usr/local/bin/mvn or /usr/bin/env
and run the eclipse Alia executable file to open the eclipse.
In addition, you can download the MoocTest Eclipse Plugin and Eclipse seperately and add/install the Plugin youself.

Contest Venue

The contest will be hosted online. Join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: 813 4359 4333, Passcode: STC2022) at 8:30 am, April 30, 2022 (Central Daylight Time, USA).