The 3rd Annual Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) 2008

89 Chestnut Residence Hotel and Conference Facility

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 14-16*, 2008

Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing

* Due to overwhelming demand, an extra tutorial session with Jerry Weinberg added on July 17!

The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its third annual conference (CAST 2008), to be held July 14-16. The meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada, a city which features enormous diversity in culture, businesses, educational institutions, and the arts. Toronto is the perfect location for a conference on this year’s theme: “Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing”.

You can view the most recent brochure here, and you can see the conference program here.

Interdisciplinary approaches draw from diversified branches of learning or practice, such that insights can be drawn upon and synthesized to influence a particular craft. The CAST 2008 Program Committee is now seeking papers that explain how one, two or more disciplines might assist with software testing.

Examples could include ways in which statistics and metrics combined with critical thinking can help software testers interpret performance test results; ways in which logical thinking combined with document design and modeling help testers better understand business requirements and execute functional tests; or ways in which research in human/computer interaction might influence usability testing.

You can find out more on why you’ll want to come to CAST 2008, and you can get information on how to register.


You can also help CAST by becoming a sponsor!
You can find information on the conference hotel and logistics here.
An important note for those visiting Canada: Travellers from any country who enter Canada at an airport must possess a valid passport. Some countries (e.g. China and India) also require a visa. If you are a US citizen and not in possession of a valid passport, you can still attend CAST. You may fly into Buffalo, and drive (less than two hours, unless you do some sightseeing in Niagara Falls or wine country!) to downtown Toronto. To enter Canada via a land entry point you only require specific photo ID. Please check with the Venue and Logistics page to confirm the ID required to enter Canada and re-enter the USA.

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