WTST 10 2011


FEBRUARY 4-6, 2011


The Workshop on Teaching Software Testing is concerned with the practical aspects of teaching university-caliber software testing courses to academic or commercial students.

This year, we are particularly interested in teaching software testing classes online. We are interested in how individual professors and institutions address the challenges of moving traditional, face-to-face courses online. How do you modify activities for use in online classes? What tools do you use to deliver instruction and how do you use them? What can we use, or what can we develop for use in our courses?

The hosts of the meeting are:

Meeting Location

Harris Center for Assured Information, Room 327
Florida Tech, 150 W University Blvd,
Melbourne, FL


Attendee Affiliation Presentation (if applicable)
Bond, Pat Florida Tech
Capretz, Luis University of Western Ontario Software Testing and Human Factors
paper slides
Fiedler, Rebecca Acclaro Research Solutions
Gallagher, Keith Florida Tech
Gentleman, Morven Dalhousie University What’s Wrong with Online Teaching Tools
Guruprakahs J VIT University, India
Hagar, Jon Lockheed-Martin
Hoffman, Doug Software Quality Methods, LLC Socratic Method for Channeling Discussion in Online Classes
Jenkins, Marcelo Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática Universidad de Costa Rica An Active Learning Approach to Software Testing with Online Support (with Alexandra Martinez)
Kaner, Cem Florida Tech
Marinov, Darko University of Illinois
Martinez, Alexandra Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e Informática Universidad de Costa Rica An Active Learning Approach to Software Testing with Online Support (with Marcelo Jenkins)
McConda, John WTST Facilitator, Moser Consulting
Mendenhall, Mimi Northrup Grumman
Oliver, Carol Stanford University
Ranganath, Prem Marquette University
Sabourin, Rob Amibug, Inc.
Wallace, Charles Michigan Tech


  • If we achieve our goal, the resulting work will be very interesting to the general testing and academic communities. Each of us will probably have our own take on what was learned. Participants (all people in the room) agree to the following:
  • Any of us can publish the results as we see them. None of us is the official reporter of the meeting unless we decide at the meeting that we want a reporter.
  • Any materials initially presented at the meeting or developed at the meeting may be posted to any of our web sites or quoted in any other of our publications, without further permission. That is, if I write a paper, you can put it on your web site. If you write a problem, I can put it on my web site. If we make flipchart notes, those can go up on the web sites too. None of us has exclusive control over this material. Restrictions of rights must be identified on the paper itself.
    • NOTE: Some papers are circulated that are already published or are headed to another publisher. If you want to limit republication of a paper or slide set, please note the rights you are reserving on your document. The shared license to republish is our default rule, which applies in the absence of an asserted restriction.
  • The usual rules of attribution apply. If you write a paper or develop an idea or method, anyone who quotes or summarizes you work should attribute it to you. However, many ideas will develop in discussion and will be hard (and not necessary) to attribute to one person.
  • Any publication of the material from this meeting lists all attendees as contributors to the ideas published as well as the hosting organization.
  • Articles will be circulated to WTST6 attendees before being published when possible. Circulation will be via posting to the wtst6 moodle site. At a minimum, notification of publication will be circulated.
  • Any attendee may request that his or her name be removed from the list of attendees identified on a specific paper.
  • If you have information which you consider proprietary or otherwise shouldn’t be disclosed in light of these publication rules, please do not reveal that information to the group.



Support for this meeting comes from the National Science Foundation, the Association for Software Testing and the Harris Institute for Assured Information at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Funding for WTST 1-5 came primarily from the National Science Foundation , under grant EIA-0113539 ITR/SY+PE “Improving the Education of Software Testers.” Partical funding for the Advisory Board meetings in WTST 6-8 came from the the National Science Foundation , under grant CCLI-0717613 “Adaptation & Implementation of an Activity-Based Online or Hybrid Course in Software Testing”. WTST 3-5 were hosted by Florida Institute of Technology.

Opinions expressed at WTST or published in connection with WTST do not recessarily reflect the views of NSF.

WTST is a peer conference in the tradition of the Los Altos Workshops of Software Testing (TM).