Invited Speaker

Alexandre Petrenko

Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada

How Does Nondeterminism Occur in Test Models and What Do We Do with It?


09:00-09:15   Opening and Welcome
09:15-10:30   Invited Talk
Alexandre Petrenko
How Does Nondeterminism Occur in Test Models and What Do We Do with It?
10:30-11:00   Coffee break
11:00-11:45   Christian Colombo, Mark Micallef and Mark Scerri
Verifying Web Applications: From Business Level Specifications to Automated Model-Based Testing
paper, presentation
11:45-12:30   Arjan van der Meer, Rachid Kherrazi and Marc Hamilton
Using Formal Specifications to Support Model Based Testing ASDSpec: A Tool Combining the Best of Two Techniques
paper, presentation
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:40   Adenilso Simao and Alexandre Petrenko
Generating Complete and Finite Test Suite for IOCO: Is It Possible?
paper, presentation
14:40-15:20   Harsh Beohar and Mohammadreza Mousavi
Spinal Test Suites for Software Product Lines
paper, presentation
15:20-16:00   Kalou Cabrera Castillos, Frederic Dadeau and Jacques Julliand
Coverage Criteria for Model-Based Testing using Property Patterns
paper, presentation
16:00-16:30   Closing. Coffee break

Aims and Scope

The workshop is devoted to model-based testing of both software and hardware. Model-based testing uses models describing the required behavior of the system under consideration to guide such efforts as test selection and test results evaluation. Testing validates the real system behavior against models and checks that the implementation conforms to them, but is capable also to find errors in the models themselves.

Model-based testing has gained attention with the popularization of models in software/hardware design and development. Of particular importance are formal models with precise semantics, such as state-based formalisms, algebraic specifications, or other mathematical descriptions of possible system behavior. Testing with such models allows one to detect subtle bugs and at the same time to measure the degree of the product's conformance with the model. Recently model-based testing get particular importance in such domains as security testing and testing of hybrid systems due to their inherent complexity.

Techniques to support model-based testing are drawn from diverse areas, like deductive verification, model checking, constraint solving, control and data flow analysis, grammar analysis, Markov processes, etc.

The intent of this workshop is to bring together researchers and users of model-based testing techniques and tools to discuss the state of the art in theory, applications, tools, and industrialization of model-based testing and related domains.

Workshop History

MBT 2014 is the ninth event in a series of ETAPS satellite workshops.
MBT 2004, historically the first meeting to focus on model-based testing, was held March 27-28, 2004, in Barcelona, Spain.
MBT 2006
was held March 25-26, 2006, in Vienna, Austria.
MBT 2007
on March 31 - April 1, 2007, in Braga, Portugal.
MBT 2008 on March 30, 2008, in Budapest, Hungary.
MBT 2009 on March 22, 2009, in York, UK.
MBT 2010 on March 21, 2010, in Paphos, Cyprus.
MBT 2012
on March 25, 2012, in Tallinn, Estonia.
MBT 2013
on March 17, 2013, in Rome, Italy.

The proceedings have appeared in ENTCS (volumes 111, 164, 190, 220, 253) and in EPTCS (volumes 80, 111).

Submission Topics

Original submissions are solicited from representatives of both industry and academia. They are invited to present their work, plans, and views related to model-based testing. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Online and offline test sequence generation methods and tools
Test data selection methods and tools
Model-based test coverage metrics
Automatic domain/partition analysis
Combination of formal verification and testing
Test oracle construction techniques
Scenario based test generation
Language/technology support for testing, domain-specific testing languages
Formalisms and theories of model-based testing
Using high-level models (in SysML, AADL, etc.) for testing
Runtime verification and model-based testing
Application of model checking techniques in testing
Use of constraint solving and constraint inference in testing
Game-theoretic and probabilistic approaches to test selection
Model-based security testing, testing of other non-functional requirements
Model-based testing of hybrid and cyber-physical systems
Model-based testing of product lines

Problems and achievements of model-based testing in industry

Important Dates

Paper submissions – December 16 23, 2013
Notification of acceptance – January 24, 2014
Final versions – February 8, 2014
Workshop – April 6, 2014

Paper Submission

RESEARCH PAPERS should be limited to 15 pages in EPTCS format (, describing significant research results based on sound theory or experimental assessment.

We also solicit INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS on the use of model-based testing in industrial environments and analysis of results obtained. Industrial papers should be limited to 15 pages. Industrial presentations may be submitted as annotations only.

Paper submission is now open at

Program Committee Co-chairs

Alexander K. Petrenko (Institute for System Programming Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Holger Schlingloff (Fraunhofer FOKUS and Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)

Program Committee

Bernhard Aichernig (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Jonathan Bowen (Birmingham City University, UK)
Mirko Conrad (samoconsult GmbH, Germany)
John Derrick (University of Sheffield, UK)
Bernd Finkbeiner (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
Lars Frantzen (Radboud University Nijmegen , Netherlands)
Wolfgang Grieskamp (Google, USA)
Ziyad Hanna (Jasper Design Automation, USA)
Philipp Helle (EADS, Germany)
Mika Katara (Intel, Finland)
Alexander S. Kossatchev (ISP RAS, Russia)
Victor Kuliamin (ISP RAS, Russia)
Bruno Legeard (Smartesting, France)
Bruno Marre (CEA LIST, France)
Laurent Mounier (VERIMAG, France)
Nickolay Pakulin (ISP RAS, Russia)
Jan Peleska (University of Bremen, Germany)
Alexandre Petrenko (Computer Research Institute of Montreal, Canada)
Fabien Peureux (University of Franche-Comté, France)
Julien Schmaltz (Open University of The Netherlands, Netherlands)
Nikolai Tillmann (Microsoft Research, USA)
Stephan Weißleder (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany )
Nina Yevtushenko (Tomsk State University, Russia)