2nd International Workshop on Testing The Cloud

co-located with ICST 2014, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Cloud computing is everywhere, inevitable: originally a layered abstraction of an heterogeneous environment, it has become the paradigm of a large-scale data-oriented system. And while it has some interesting features (easy deployment of applications, resiliency, security, performance, scalability, elasticity, etc.), testing its robustness and its reliability is a major challenge. The Cloud is an intricate collection of interconnected and virtualised computers, connected services, complex service-level agreements. From a testing perspective, the Cloud is then a complex composition of complex systems, and one can wonder whether anything like a global testing is possible? But if the answer is no, what can we conclude from partial tests? The question of testing this large, network-based, dynamic, composition of computers, virtual machines, servers, services, SLAs, seems particularly difficult.


The following is a broad list of topics of interest when referring to distributed testing, or cloud testing:

  • Domain-specific languages for testing
  • Fault injection
  • Formal specification and verification of programming libraries and programs
  • Functional and structural testing
  • New tools for testing
  • Performance testing
  • Programming techniques and methodologies (that decrease the need for testing)
  • Replay techniques for multi-threaded applications


MARCH 26th 2014
Prof Mark Grechanik

We are delighted to announce that Prof Mark Grechanik has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at TTC 2014.

MARCH 26th 2014
Program is Now Online

The program for TTC 2014 is now available.

MARCH 19th 2014
Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce that John Penix from Google and Varad Rajulu from IBM have been confirmed as keynote speakers for TTC.

MARCH 19th 2014
Accepted Papers

The list of accepted papers is now available on the Program page.

FEB 6th 2014

Workshop Sponsored by The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (LERO)

The support of Lero is gratefully aknowledged.