The application period is closed

We have been thinking for a long time about implementing a hybrid event in 2021, so that we can meet you again. But based on the feedback, we’re not taking a risk, as the safety of our presenters and participants is the most important for us. That’s why we decided to organize an online conference this year as well.

So this year Hungarian Software Testing Forum (HUSTEF) is going to be taking place online from October 18 to 21.

The past 10 years have been an amazing journey for us and hopefully for you as well. We have seen people returning year after year and friendships being born. HUSTEF became one of Europe’s premier software testing and software quality conferences with 730+ attendees from 30+ countries. Obviously, this would have never happened without YOU. Speakers, sponsors, volunteers and attendees contributed a lot to this success.

So, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for being part of the HUSTEF community and invite you to help us to make HUSTEF 2021 the best conference ever!

Important Dates


16 MAY

Submission of title, authors and extended abstract

Notification of acceptance

Submission of final presentations (slides)

Submission of recorded presentation


We are looking for real-life practical testing stories. We honestly believe, hearing how you solved a testing problem is probably the most valuable for the community. Thus, we would like to encourage you to show us what you have learned since last year. To put a twist on it we would like to encourage you not only to share your success stories but also your failures. Other than that, mind-blowing progressive ideas are also welcome. We are pretty much open for any kind of topic that covers any aspect of software testing and software quality for example: improving testing practices, automating testing activities, agile testing, AI/ML in software testing, data analytics in software testing, xDD, test metrics, non-functional testing, test design just to mention a few. As we would like to create a more balanced programme, we are looking for talks and hands-on tutorials designed for more junior as well as more senior testing professionals:

  • Beginner sessions introduce and teach concepts and skills that are needed by people new to their role. 
  • Advanced sessions provide new insights, discuss and explain complex challenges, and add to industry knowledge. 
  • Intermediate talks may address some new challenges but should be suitable for most conference delegates.


HUSTEF is a #NoPayToSpeak event, and as such, will be covering the cost of your online ticket for all speakers who are selected to give a presentation or tutorial at the conference. We invite you to submit a proposal and join us in online this year as part of this prestigious event.

Speaker benefits

Free participation on the HUSTEF 2021 online conference

Your Bio, photo and abstract will be published on the conference website

Social media appearance

All speakers are welcome in the HUSTEF 2021 online conference, which means you have free access to the tutorials and the conference. Additionally, the HUSTEF Organization grant that Your Bio, photo and abstract will be published on the conference website and we also provide the opportunity to appear on our social media channels. For more information, please contact Szilvia Szalai (

Submission Details

We are interested in hearing your experience

  • in industry, case studies, lessons learned;
  • academic studies and research;
  • visions for the future of testing,
  • or special sessions

Length of talks:

  • ~ 30 mins (depend on the number of accepted proposals)
  • You can submit tutorial/workshop proposal as well.
  • For more info please contact Szilvia Szalai (, the Project Manager of HUSTEF!


How to submit

The independent program committee will evaluate all proposals. Please submit your proposals via EasyChair.

Please note that the program, including the slides of accepted presentations, will be made available electronically (video and PDF slides) to participants on the conference website or YouTube channel.

Good to know

  • We would like to ask you to show how you meet one or more aspects of this year’s theme: Real-Life Practical Testing stories. Describe a problem, a solution you propose, and what the audience will take away.
  • As we usually receive close to 100 submissions, reviewers will not have time to get back to you and ask questions. Whatever is included in your submission is going to be the subject of the review. Anything not covered in your submission, cannot be taken into account.
  • We would like to encourage you to use all the available space. Based on our experience speakers tend to include only very few details and no or few specifics. Think about your submission as a sales material, try to detail what you will talk about and also try to sell your idea.
  • Just like in previous years your talk should not focus on marketing, tooling or service details. Tools and test services can be promoted in the vendor sessions organized for partners. If you would like to be a partner in organizing the conference, please contact Orsi Kovács (


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


(for example)

Functional testing including: acceptance, exploratory, and requirements-based testing; Non-functional testing including: performance, scalability, reliability, interoperability, recovery, usability, accessibility, user experience (UX), localization, and security testing; Structural testing including: unit, service and API testing. Test-driven development (TDD) techniques including behavior-driven development (BDD) and acceptance test-driven development.


(for example)

Automated testing including benefits, pitfalls, case studies, and lessons learned; Test execution, data and environment management including continuous integration, delivery, and deployment (CI/CD), big data and testing in the cloud; DevOps and software testing including virtualization, containers, and microservices.


(for example)

Test leadership including people and community management; Career development and growth including testing roles, skills and competencies improvement; Knowledge sharing, skills transfer, working with diverse and distributed teams.


(for example)

Managing the test process including risk-based testing, improving the testing process through test metrics, measurement, and tracking; Demonstrating the business value of testing including quality management, measurement, system assessments, and maturity models; Testing and its place in the overall project and domain; Agile testing and testing in traditional projects; Defect management, prevention, detection, and aging.


(for example)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based test automation including the use of autonomous and intelligent agents for test planning, test generation, test execution and result analysis; Testing AI and ML-based systems; Transition to AI including impact of AI on testing; Self-testing systems; Research advances and technological challenges in software testing; Model-based and model-driven approaches to testing and test engineering; Gamification of software testing and testing computer games;

Submit your proposal

The independent program committee will evaluate all proposals. Please submit your proposals via EasyChair.

Please note that the program, including the slides of accepted presentations, will be made available electronically (video and PDF slides) to participants on the conference website or YouTube channel.