Call for papers

The VTS Program Committee invites original, unpublished paper submissions for VTS 2018. Paper submissions should be complete manuscripts, up to six pages (inclusive of figures, tables, and bibliography) in a standard IEEE two-column format (10pt); papers exceeding the page limit will be returned without review. Authors should clearly explain the significance of the work, highlight novel features, and describe its current status. On the title page, please include: author name(s) and affiliation(s), and the mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address of the contact author. A 50-word abstract and five keywords identifying the topic area are also required.

Proposals for the Innovative Practices and Special Sessions tracks are also invited. The innovative practices track highlights cutting-edge challenges faced by test practitioners, and innovative solutions employed to address them. Special sessions can include panels, embedded tutorials, or hot topic presentations. Innovative practices and special session track proposals should include a title, name and contact information of the session organizer(s), a 150-to-200 word abstract, and a list of prospective participants. Each Innovative Practices or Special session will have a one page coverage in the final conference proceedings, based on the abstracts of the presentations in that session.

All submissions, including Regular papers as well as Innovative Practices and Special session proposals, are to be made electronically through the VTS website.

The deadline to submit title, abstract and authors for all types of submissions is October 20, 2017 October 25, 2017 (extended). The final version of the PDF of the paper must be uploaded by October 28, 2017 (extended).

Detailed instructions for submissions are to be found at the symposium website Authors will be notified of the disposition of their papers by December 19, 2017. A submission will be considered as commitment that, upon acceptance, the author(s) will submit a final camera-ready version of the paper by February 09, 2018. Registration of at least one author by the camera-ready deadline and presentation of the paper at the symposium are also required for inclusion of the paper in the published proceedings. In the case of innovative practices and special sessions, the organizers commit to submitting a session title, abstract and list of participants for inclusion in the symposium proceedings.

VTS 2018 will present a Best Paper Award, a Best Special Session Award, and a Best Innovative Practices Session Award based on the evaluations of reviewers, attendees, and an invited panel of judges. We also plan to organize various Student Activities including the TTTC Best Doctoral Thesis Contest and PhD Poster Forum, details for which will be made available through the VTS website. The Best Paper of VTS 2018 and the Best Innovative Practices presentation will be invited to resubmit to the IEEE Design & Test of Computers where they will undergo a regular, but expedited, review process.

TTTC Test Technology Educational Program (TTEP) tutorials on emerging test technology topics will be offered in conjunction with VTS 2018. Tutorial proposals should be submitted according to TTEP 2018 submission guidelines, which will be posted on