Introduction

Among computer science and software engineering activities, software testing is a perfect candidate for the union of academic and industrial minds. TAIC PART is a unique event that strives to combine the important aspects of a software testing conference, workshop, and retreat.

TAIC PART brings together industrialists and academics in an environment that promotes meaningful collaboration on the challenges of software testing. TAIC PART is sponsored by representatives from both industry and academia. The conference brings together software developers, end users, and academic researchers who work on both the theory and practice of software testing.

Interested in learning more about the TAIC PART conference series? Please visit the TAIC PART 2009 conference Web site.

Special Features

TAIC PART features an international program committee that will fairly evaluate all of the submitted papers and write three or more high quality, detailed reviews. The accepted papers will be published with ISBN by the IEEE Computer Society and they will appear in the IEEE digital library. A special section of Information and Software Technology will also publish revisions of selected papers. Finally, TAIC PART boasts keynote addresses, networking opportunities, and social events.

Furthermore, TAIC PART 2008 has a Fast Abstract Track that supports the publication of short papers describing late breaking results or works in progress. This TAIC PART track is an ideal venue for PhD students who are interested in feedback about dissertation research that is in its formative stages. These two page papers will be available for download from the conference Web Site and authors will present their papers alongside the other TAIC PART authors.

TAIC PART 2008 is the third conference in a series of highly successful events. Take a look and discover what happened at TAIC PART 2007 and TAIC PART 2006. Please consider registering to attend the 2008 edition of TAIC PART so that you can be part of a premier software testing conference.

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TAIC PART Rated 'Outstanding'

TAIC PART 2006 and 2007 were assessed outstanding and internationally leading in all categories by the EPSRC, who provided significant funding to hold these events. The criteria included research quality, planning and practice, scientific impact, communication of output, and benefits to society. Furthermore, EPSRC also funded TAIC PART 2008, thus enabling the conference to generate public awareness, communicate research findings, and provide practical advice about the challenge of software testing. We invite you to participate in TAIC PART 2008 in order to continue the strong tradition of this conference.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, August 29-31, 2008. Cumberland lodge is a former royal residence given to the nation in 1946 by the late Queen Mother. It is an ideal setting for a productive and enjoyable conference, providing world-class conference facilities in an ideal location that resonates with centuries of historical significance, dating back to the mid 17th century. Set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, yet only 27 miles from London and a short distance from Heathrow, it is perfectly placed for visitors from home and abroad. Food and domestic standards are very high and the atmosphere is that of a friendly country house. As you are planning your trip to Windsor, please consult the following travel advice from Cumberland Lodge.

Conference Chair

Marc Roper University of Strathclyde

Program Co-Chairs

Leonardo Bottaci University of Hull Gregory M. Kapfhammer Allegheny College

Information Systems Chair

Matthew Engel Allegheny College

Sponsors:

EPSRC - Engineering and Physical
		 Sciences Research Council
LDRA Gerrard Consulting