Requirements Engineering and Software Testing Mini-Conference (REST), is the rebranded version of the Postgraduate Research Workshop (PRW), which has been held annually as one of SOFTEC’s satellite events since 2012. Through REST@SOFTECAsia 2019, submission of research papers will be expanded to researchers in general including both academics and postgraduates as well as practitioners. 

REST aims to bring together RE and ST researchers to exchange and disseminate research findings along with real-world experiences in a supportive environment. It also provides a constructive interdisciplinary platform for practitioners to keep abreast of recent innovations as well as practical solutions for RE and ST challenges.

Submission of papers

All accepted papers will be published in WoS or Scopus indexed journals.

I. Papers must describe original work that has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere.

II. Papers must be written in English and formatted according to IEEE format.

III. Papers must be written with a minimum of six (6) pages up to ten (10) pages in length.

IV. Papers must be submitted through EasyChair Submission System.

V. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and present the paper in order to be published in the journal.

REST@SOFTECAsia 2019 invites original submissions in all areas of RE and ST. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

​A. Requirements Engineering Track:

​• Elicitation and stakeholders

Requirements analysis and specification

Requirements validation and quality assurance

Requirements prioritisation and negotiation

Requirements evolution and change management

Requirements engineering education and training

Tool supports for requirements engineering

Social aspects in requirements engineering

Global, large-scale or domain-specific requirements engineering

Empirical studies, measurements and prediction in requirements engineering

B. Software Testing Track:

​• Testing theory and practice

Testing in globally-distributed organizations

Model-driven development and testing

Security testing; Web-service testing; Mobile Testing; Cloud Testing

Testing embedded and/or concurrent software

Testing large-scale distribute systems in multi-core environments

Testing of open source and third -party software

Testing tools

Testing education and training

Managing software testing

Important Dates:

Submission (full paper): 31st March 2019 (Extension of deadline)

Notification: 30th April 2019 

Camera ready (full paper): 15th May 2019 

Registration: 1st-30th June 2019 

Registration Fees:

REST only: RM1,600

REST & SOFTECAsia 2019 (Day 1 Keynotes only): RM1,600 + RM1,000

REST & SOFTECAsia 2019 (full 3-day conference): RM1,600 + RM1,900


1. Payment of fees is to be made to the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) once the paper is accepted.

2.  Participants are also eligible to participate in other SOFTECAsia 2019 activities at special rates.

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