9th International Conference on Tests & Proofs

22–24 July 2015, L'Aquila, Italy

The TAP conference is devoted to the synergy of proofs and tests, to the application of techniques from both sides and their combination for the advancement of software quality.

Testing and proving seem to be contradictory techniques: once you have proved your program to be correct then additional testing seems pointless; on the other hand, when such a proof is not feasible, then testing the program seems to be the only option. This view has dominated the research community since the dawn of computer science, and has resulted in distinct communities pursuing the seemingly orthogonal research areas.

However, the development of both approaches has lead to the discovery of common issues and to the realization of potential synergy. The TAP conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the converging fields of testing and proving.

The conference will include a mix of invited and submitted presentation, and a generous allocation of panels and informal discussions.


TAP 2015 is part of the STAF Conference Series held in L'Aquila, Italy.




The organizers thank CEA LIST and the Chair of Software Engineering of ETH Zürich for financial support of TAP 2015.


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Important Dates

  • Abstract: February 13, 2015 February 23, 2015
  • Paper: February 20, 2015 February 27, 2015
  • Notification: April 13, 2015
  • Camera-Ready Version: May 3, 2015
  • Conference: 22 July 2015 14:00 to 24 July 2015 12:30

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