CALL FOR PROPOSALS

This year, we have reached a major milestone in HUSTEF’s history. We are going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hungarian Software Testing Forum (HUSTEF), that is going to be taking place between 3-5 November 2020.

Due to the great amount of uncertainties we have decided to go online this year.

It has 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 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 2020 the best conference ever!

The Theme of HUSTEF 2020

 

Understanding the fundamentals of our profession is essential. However we truly believe hearing how you solved a problem is even more valuable for the community. Thus this year we want to hear real life practical testing stories of yours. 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. So the theme for HUSTEF 2020 is:

Share, Discuss, Make an Impact – Real-Life Testing Experiences

HUSTEF is a #NoPayToSpeak event, and as such as this year we will be covering the cost of your online ticket, which means you have free access to the tutorials and the conference. We invite you to submit a proposal and join us online this year as part of this prestigious event.

 

Speaker benefits

Free participation on the HUSTEF 2020 online conference

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

Social media appearance

All speakers are welcome in the HUSTEF 2020 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 (szilvia.szalai@hstqb.com).

Important Dates

26 JULY

Submission of title, authors and extended abstract

28 AUGUST

Notification of acceptance

27 SEPT

Submission of final presentations (slides)

Objective

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

TEST APPROACHES,  METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

(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.

TEST AUTOMATION, TOOLS & ENVIRONMENTS

(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.

TEST TEAMS, PEOPLE & DIVERSITY

(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.

TEST MANAGEMENT & PROCESS

(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.

TEST INNOVATION, TRANSITION & TRANSFORMATION

(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;

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)
  • If you would like to submit a tutorial/workshop proposal, for more info please contact Szilvia Szalai (szilvia.szalai@hstqb.com), the Project Manager of HUSTEF in advance!

Good to know

  • As we would like to create a more balanced programme, we are looking for talks aimed at both more junior and more senior testing professionals.
    • Beginner sessions introduce and teach concepts and skills that are needed by people new into 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.
  • We would like to ask you to show how you meet one or more aspects of this year’s theme: Share, Discuss, Make an Impact – Real-Life Testing Experiences. 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 (orsi.kovacs@hstqb.com).

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.