Fast Forward to High Quality
How to invent the future while managing the present?
Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC) has been a highly popular offering that brings together practitioners and thought leaders from the software industry, academia and government for sharing and exchange of experiences, ideas and learning. In today’s knowledge age, the ability to transform information into innovative insights in response to market movements is core to value creation & growth.
Often organizations fail to invest wisely in their futures while instead placing dominant emphasis on the present. It is true – the present is vitally important and the current business is the performance engine. It both funds day-to-day operations and generates profits for the future. However, when problems arise, the present crowds out other strategic priorities. What’s missing is a way for practitioners to allocate their—and their organization’s—time and attention and resources on a day-to-day basis across the competing demands of managing today’s requirements and tomorrow’s possibilities. But we all know that the challenge goes beyond being ambidextrous enough to manage today’s business while creating tomorrow’s. There is a third, and even more intractable, problem: letting go of yesterday’s values and beliefs that keep the company stuck in the past.
To get to the future, you must build it day by day. That means being able to selectively set aside certain beliefs, assumptions, and practices created in and by the past that would otherwise become a rock wall between your business of today and its future potential. Built on the theme of Inventing the Future while Managing the Present, this year the conference will be a display of ideas, experiments and experiences to explore challenges and suggest techniques and Best Practices to successfully involved in engineering for the future of Software Testing & Quality.
The 16th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC 2016) will take place on 1-2 December 2016 in Bangalore, India.
Learn from Leaders
14 Plenary Key Notes by Gurus, 25 Best Practice Presentations, 10 Poster Presentations, 04 Knowledge Tracks, 15+ Tools & Automation Demonstrations, Pre-Conference & Post Conference Tutorials, Pre-Conference Webinars. All in 2 days.
Showcase & Demonstrate
Your practice, expertise, tools, technologies, technique, experiences, and opinions to a global audience of senior professionals and practitioners. Create awareness, and get feedback with a community of over 12,000+ professionals.
By contesting for the Best of Best Awards with 750+ best practices from over 300 organizations across 06+ countries. Winners of the Best of the Best – Testing Leadership Award get a featured speaker slot at QUEST 2016 in USA.
Meet, Interact & Network
Meet with over 800+ practitioners, International Experts, 100+ Leaders, Decision Makers, Influencers, and Thought Leaders in the field of Software Testing & Quality.
Explore & Partner
With individuals & organizations, expand your network influencers. Best place to find a new technology, new trend and new associates for your ideas and goals.
By influential speakers, quality practitioners, evangelists, who have experienced quality from other walks of life, and other lines of work from across the world.
Get Tested & Win
A Challenge, a puzzle, a contest and finally an award and recognition. We encourage you to test your knowledge through online assessments, and skills by testing future products and take home a host of prizes and goodies. STC has 15+ different awards to recognize excellence.
Explore the Future
At the technology & innovation show case by the leading technology providers in the field of Software Testing & Quality. Live labs and tool demonstration sessions for you to experience the amazing new developments from various technology companies.
By attending, promoting, supporting, debating, joining the discussions and helping others in gaining insights and right perspectives, and providing feedback to the individuals and organizations through both online and offline interventions.
Work Hard, Play Harder is the motto at STC 2016. The Gala Dinner, Best of the Best Awards Night, lightening sessions, contests, quizzes, competitions and mock paper presentations, are just some of the many avenues created to make the professionals show their lighter side as well.
Submit Author Intent Form
Individual authors submit the author intent forms with details on the title, abstract, and key category where they would like to present the paper.
Initial Screening by Jury Members
During this step, we screen for alignment with theme, relevance of the topic, relevance to the audience.
Present to Jury at Regional Rounds
The shortlisted papers are then required to present to a Jury at 6 different cities in India on a designated date. (September 17, 2016).
Ranking & Finalization of Presenters
All the presenters at regional rounds are then graded based on the normalized national score. The top 25 scorers are then provided an opportunity to present at the final conference for the best of the best awards.
Best of the Best Awards
The top 3 papers, and top poster are then finalized based on their final presentation at the conference.
Testing Leadership Awards
The Testing Leadership Award recognizes leadership and contribution in the field of software testing. It will provide impetus and encourage contribution to the testing processes, skills and principles that make testing an imperative part of the software development life cycle. It will also encourage breakthrough achievements and innovative approaches in the testing process that aim to make successful products and services in the IT Industry.
The Best of the Best Awards have been instituted to recognize practitioners for their excellence in the practice of Software Testing & Quality. Instituted in 1999, the awards have become an industry standard recognition for the practitioners.
In the past year 2015, over 536 submissions were received from over 351+ organizations from 06+ countries to contest for the Testing Leadership Awards, 2015. After screening the submissions for relevance and appropriateness of content, 345 papers were shortlisted for regional rounds in 6 cities across India.
The regional rounds were hosted by Cognizant in Chennai, Deloitte in Mumbai, QA Infotech in Delhi, CGI in Bangalore, CSC in Hyderabad, and Capgemini in Pune. A Jury Board of over 78+ industry leaders evaluated each paper and finally gave opportunity to 36 best of the best papers at STC 2015 in Bangalore.
Winners of this year’s award ceremony conducted at STC 2015.
Selecting GUI Automation Testing Tools for Mobile Domain
Mohit Anand, Adobe
The winning combination of simplicity and clarity make this practice a unique, and very practical to apply. The framework and the implementation approach is unique, original, and well demonstrated. The framework provides a clear, crisp solution to the business challenges faced by organization in the Mobile world. In addition to aligning with the theme of the conference, this also aligns to the current industry need, and converges the elements of automation, business, and technology very well. Well done and really astounding work. Congratulations!
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1st Runner Up
Responsive Web Design & Its Impact on Testing World
Ashwini Phalle & Vijay Dixit, FiServ India Limited
The paper presents a demonstrated use case for testing systems impacted by responsive web elements. The concept presented by Fiserv is completely original and well-articulated. In addition to providing a fresh perspective and a solution to testing responsive web applications, this framework is well detailed, articulated, and presented with substantial production level details to qualify for the winning position.
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2nd Runner Up
Quantifying the Quality of Agile
Sumanth MR & Uday Kiran, First American India Private Limited
The paper really elaborates and discusses the essential elements for quantifying the quality of an agile implementation. The information provided in this paper demonstrates the depth and clarity of understanding, and highlight practical application of the information to specific client contexts. The paper provides an interesting, pioneering perspective on the emerging areas and is of great interest to all in the field of Software Testing. Well done, and really commendable effort.
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Software Tester's Role in Conscious Quality Delivery
What does the theme 'Conscious Quality' mean to the software tester? Can the tester alone deliver value continuously, constantly and consistently?
What changes will the testers have to imbibe in their day to day activities? What are the skills expected of them? Are we ready for the future and what can we learn from other fields? Will we have to step up or take a totally new and different approach to how we test software?
These are some of the questions Ajay Balamurugadas hopes to discuss with you through his talk. As a hands-on tester for the past nine years and still counting, Ajay hopes to trigger few interesting conversations on how software testers can add value to the teams and organization.
Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is always continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He loves being involved with Weekend Testing, Test Maniac, ISST and STeP-IN Forum. His passions include conducting online and in-person workshops on exploratory testing, mobile testing and helping testers discover their potential. Ajay shares his testing activities and learning through his blog http://EnjoyTesting.blogspot.com and tweets under @ajay184f
Staff Software Engineer,
IBM India Pvt. Ltd
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End of the world for GUI Automation - What next?
For last two three decades - automation mostly meant GUI Automation. Automation script or tool driving GUI of web or desktop application has fascinated testers, developers and stakeholders alike. With growing complexity technology architectures and Internet proliferation - real value of GUI automation with respect to effort and cost, have come under sever scrutiny. Increased focus on developer unit testing and other agile development practices have shown, in relative terms, the challenges of GUI automation and its limitation. In this talk, I will elaborate on journey of GUI automation and why time has come to rethink on investment in various flavors of automation. I will present how and where automation world is moving beyond GUI.
Shrini Kulkarni is software test architect working with Barclays Technology Center india. In a career spanning over 17 years, In addition to many corporate awards for software testing excellence, Shrini has won community awards like “software testing thought leadership”, “test republic testing challenge” among others. Shrini is active in global testing community through his blog http://shrinik.blogspot.com, other social media (twitter, LinkedIn) and conference speaking engagements in international conferences and user forums. Shrini holds a post graduate degree in mechanical engineering from Indian institute of technology, Chennai, India.
Sr. Vice President,
Barclays Technology Center India
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If you are a provider of IT quality and/or testing tools and services, this is a great opportunity to reinforce your brand’s presence by being represented and making yourself known at STC 2016 through the sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.
The conference features a two-day Exhibitor EXPO for “one-stop-shopping” of IT quality and testing tools, and services. Conference attendees can browse the exhibitor booths in the exhibition hall to gather information and speak with representatives from the vendor organizations. The Expo, gives sponsors direct access to conference delegates. Companies with software testing and development products and services will certainly benefit from direct sales interaction with this highly targeted and motivated audience.
The conference sponsors and exhibitors will host an EXPO reception on Thursday evening with conference attendees for additional networking opportunities.
Participation as a sponsor or exhibitor at this conference provides high visibility for your company. Your company’s name and logo will appear on the STC conference website. Secondly, your company’s name and logo will appear in all marketing materials for the conference which will be distributed to over 50,000 IT professionals across the India and globally. Lastly, your company will have direct contact with IT professionals attending the conference, which include management at all levels as well as practitioners who take information back to their companies that they gathered during the conference and Exhibitor EXPO. You can view past STC sponsors and exhibitors at STC 2015, STC 2014, STC 2013, and STC 2012.
We are now accepting requests for serving as a conference sponsor and/or participating in the Exhibitor EXPO. For more information please contact Yash Gupta (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a detailed proposal.
Author Intent Form
August 29, 2016:
Submission of Author Intent Form.
September 10, 2016:
Submission of Final Paper/Practice/Tutorial & Copyright Release Form signed by all authors.
September 12, 2016:
Submission of presentations for the Regional Qualifying Rounds through online submission form.
September 17, 2016:
Regional Qualifying Rounds.
September 30, 2016:
Announcement of results for Regional Qualifying Rounds.
October 15, 2016:
Mentorship for the selected submissions.
November 15, 2016:
Submission of Final Presentation for the conference.
December 01-02, 2016:
16th Annual International Software Testing Conference (STC 2016).
Regional Rounds & Jury
Sr. Director – QA
Last Mile Consultants Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd
- Total 14 + years of experience in Software Testing and Automation
- 11+ years of experience in Project delivery in the IT industry
- 5.5 years of experience in Research & Development with Teaching
- 1.5 years of experience in Quality Management, as a Quality Assurance professional in the IT industry
- Experienced program / project / people manager
- Rich experience on the product / consulting and service side of business
- Managed projects and large programs across multiple releases / multi country with functional / integration / automation / performance / security / usability Testing
- Experience in the Global Delivery Model of IT Industry, Offshore Development Centre and the Built Operate Transfer Model.
- Test Techniques and Test Process Improvement are key interest areas
- Prime domains during project delivery worked on are Retail/CPG/Logistics/ECommerce/POS Systems, ERP, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, Oil and Gas
- Worked on ERP Domain with Peoplesoft CRM, SCM, SCP and SAP (MM& SD) as prime packages
- Worked on shared and Agile technologies platforms; mobile devices; cloud environment
- Worked on HP Automation tool QTP, BPT, QC. Trained through HP on these tools
Actively involved in the international testing community and also Indian chapters of testing community with being member of technical review committees of various Indian conference forums. Part of the weekend testers group as a mentor as well as participant.
Specialties: Software Testing (Functional,Automation and other Specialized testing)
Enjoy working with the upcoming new technologies
Test techniques & test process improvement are key interest areas
Senior Project Manager
Manager Development (Quality Management)
Director(Quality Assurance and Testing)
Lakshmy P Usha
Praveen Kumar Prem
Manager – Agile Testing Practice
Ramesh Kumar Natesan
Senior Manager – QA
I have been a great fan of STC since 2011 and has been part of the Jury since then. It has always been enlightening to hear all current and future leaders of testing domain exchange thoughts, opinions and comments on how they thing testing is evolving as a function within the industry.
IMS Health India Pvt Ltd
IMS Delivery India Leader - Alcatel-Lucent India
Head - India IPTC in Alcatel-Lucent
BO Lead for APAC IPTC
6+ years as Test Manager for GVP
Holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Software Metrics
Certified PMP in Good Standing - AGMP certified ITIL V3 - NET ( National Eligibility Test - India)2009.
Expertise in Test Management, Automation, Operations and Program Management.
Successful in creating offshore teams with record of <6% attrition.
Proficient in Resource Management, Analytical Skills, Mentoring Skills, Presentation, Learning Skills, Client Relationship, Budgeting and Interpersonal Skills.
Experience in testing VXML based IVRs, SIP, Media Servers, IN/SS7 ( Testing of Nortel’s Service Builder) , Data Communication (3G PDSN/HA, exposure to MobileIP, PPP, IPSec, load balancing and High availability) ( testing of 3Com’s HA/HACN)
Specialties: Continuous integration, Test Automation, Incubation of Offshore Development Teams, Operation Management, Sales & Pre-SalesSupport"
Director – Cloud Onboarding services
- Core Strengths are:
- Building strong teams, capability management, practice management and delivery management.
- Strong Resource Management, Project Management and Coordination expertise supported by high degree of communication and leadership skills
- Planning, Tracking Tasks, Resource Management, Risk mitigation plans and testing estimations.
- Building Test Automation Tools and Methodology specific to the project / product
- Cost optimization by implementing right tools & techniques and continues process improvements.
Dr Shankar Ramamoorthy
Quality Business Partner
Nomination to Jury
Key Responsibility Areas
Being a Jury, shall put you in touch with the youngest and brightest minds and the knowledge of best practices across the industry and connections with the other jury members at the event, while sharing your perspective. As a Jury & Technical Advisory Board Member, we look forward to your contribution in any or all of the following ways:
- Judging & Evaluating the presenters at the regional rounds in your city on 15th September, 2016.
- Sharing your vision for STC 2016 and Software Testing & Quality fraternity.
- Providing insights through articles, videos and webinars.
- Coaching and Mentoring the selected finalists from the regional rounds.
- Finalizing on the final award winning contributions for the industry at the conference in Bangalore in December, 2016.
Since we would be putting the information of your support on the conference page and acknowledging the same at the event, we request you take a minute or two to upload the correct details in this form.
August 29, 2016:
Last Date To Nominate.
Sep 17, 2016:
Regional Qualifying Rounds.
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