The 20th IFIP Int. Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TESTCOM) and the 8th Int. Workshop on Formal Approaches to Testing of Software (FATES) will be conducted jointly as TESTCOM/FATES CONFERENCE

History of
TESTCOM and FATES

TESTCOM/FATES 2008

The IFIP International Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TestCom) and the Workshop on Formal Approaches to Testing of Software (FATES) will be conducted jointly as TESTCOM/FATES in Tokyo in the Summer of 2008 as was done in Tallinn in 2007. Bringing together the communities of these two established testing events has made it become a major testing event since 2007.

International Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TestCom)

TESTCOM/FATES 2008 is the 20th event in a series of international workshops and conferences. Formerly TestCom was known as the International Workshop for Protocol Test Systems (IWPTS). Nine workshops took place:

  • IWPTS'88: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • IWPTS'89: Berlin, Germany, Oct. 1989
  • IWPTS'90: McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., Oct. 1990
  • IWPTS'91: Leidschendam, Netherlands, Oct. 1991
  • IWPTS'92: Montréal, Canada, Sept. 1992
  • IWPTS'93: Pau, France, Sept. 1993
  • IWPTS'94: Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 1994
  • IWPTS'95: Evry, France, Sept.1995
  • IWPTS'96: Darmstadt, Germany, Sept. 1996

In 1997 it became the International Workshop on Testing of Communicating Systems (IWTCS). There were three workshops:

  • IWTCS'97: Cheju Island, Korea, Sept. 1997
  • IWTCS'98: Tomsk, Russia, Aug.-Sept. 1998
  • IWTCS'99: Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 1999

Since 2000 the conference is called the International Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TestCom). The conference locations have been as follows:

References to proceedings can be found here.

Formal Approaches to Testing of Software (FATES)

TESTCOM/FATES'08 is the 8th event in the series.