IEEE Award Paper 2019
Zijiang James Yang, General Co-Chair, ICST 2019, and Dr. Diana Serbanescu at the award handover in Xian, China.  Fraunhofer FOKUS

Automated Software testing: “Most Influential Paper Award” for FOKUS

News from May 02, 2019

The paper “Testing Embedded Real Time Systems with TTCN-3” by FOKUS scientist Dr. Jürgen Großmann, Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker and Dr. Diana Serbanescu (Weizenbaum Institute) has been awarded the “Most Influential Paper Award” in the category practical impact at the 12th IEEE International Conference in Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST). 

"I was surprised and delighted when I was informed about the award. It's great that even after 10 years we are still researching current issues together at FOKUS and at the Weizenbaum Institute. Once again, we see that fundamental developments, such as testing technologies for software-based systems, sometimes require a lot of patience," says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker, Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS, about the award. Dr. Diana Serbanescu received the award at the conference held April 22-27 in Xian, China.

Testing complex, software-based systems is an important aspect in an increasingly interconnected world. The further development of TTCN-3 (Testing and Test Control Notation) presented by FOKUS scientists allows flexible and domain-specific testing of time-critical systems. Since the extension was presented at ICST 2009 by Dr. Jürgen Großmann, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker and Dr. Diana Serbanescu, it has been officially included in the TTCN-3 standard and has proven itself in the context of industrial applications. The FOKUS scientists expect that TTCN-3 will continue to play a pioneering role as an industrial test technology for automated test solutions for modern, communication-based devices, applications and services.

During the annual conference, the ICST looks back and evaluates the paper with the greatest impact of past conferences, this year the work of the three researchers form Fraunhofer FOKUS and Weizenbaum Institute has been groundbreaking.