Invited Speaker

Invited speaker: Ana Cavalli

Institut National des Telecommunications,
Departement Logiciels-Reseaux,
Evry, France

Invited talk: Evolution of testing techniques: from active testing to monitoring techniques


09:00-09:30   Opening and Welcome
Alexander Petrenko, Holger Schlingloff

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of MBT (presentation, preface)
09:30-10:30   Invited Talk
Ana Cavalli (presentation)
10:30-11:00   Coffee break
11:00-11:45   Marcus Gerhold and Mariëlle Stoelinga
ioco theory for probabilistic automata (presentation, paper)
11:45-12:30   Natalia Kushik and Nina Yevtushenko
Adaptive Homing is in P (presentation, paper)
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:40   Ana Rosario Espada, Maria Del Mar Gallardo, Alberto Salmerón and Pedro Merino
Using Model Checking to Generate Test Cases for Android Applications (presentation, paper)
14:40-15:20   Hartmut Lackner and Martin Schmidt
Potential Errors and Test Assessment in Software Product Line Engineering (presentation, paper)
15:20-16:00   Paul Jorgensen
A Visual Formalism for Interacting Systems (presentation, paper)
16:00-16:30   Coffee break
16:30-18:00   Yuri Gurevich (remotely)
Testing philosophy (presentation)

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 2015 is the tenth 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.

MBT 2014 on April 6, 2014, in Grenoble, France.
The proceedings have appeared in ENTCS (volumes 111, 164, 190, 220, 253) and in EPTCS (volumes 80, 111, 141).

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 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance – January 23, 2015
Final versions – February 6, 2015
Workshop – April 18, 2015

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 (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Stephan Weißleder (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany )
Nina Yevtushenko (Tomsk State University, Russia)