Software Testing is of central importance to verify and validate software systems. However, empirical studies show that test-related activities often account for over 50% of software development costs. Systematic and automated approaches have shown capable of reducing this overwhelming cost. Industrial success cases have been openly reported and academic interest continues to grow as observed by the growing number of researchers in the field. The main goal of SAST is to build a forum that brings the research and industry communities together to discuss improvements in software testing systematization and automation.
This 5th edition of SAST will be co-located with the Brazilian Conference on Software: Theory and Practice (CBSoft) and will benefit from other important joint events, as the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES), the Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages (SBPL), Brazilian Symposium on Formal Methods (SBFM), and the Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse (SBCARS).
During this period, São Paulo is the place to be for those interested in Systematic and Automated Software Testing.