Call for Papers

Metamorphic testing (MT) is a testing technique that exploits the relation among the inputs and outputs of multiple executions of the program under test, so-called Metamorphic Relations (MRs). MT has been proven highly effective in testing programs that face the oracle problem, for which the correctness of individual output is difficult to determine. The Third International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing (MET 2018) will bring together researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to discuss research results and experiences in MT. The ultimate goal of MET is to provide a platform for the discussion of novel ideas, new perspectives, new applications, and state of research, related to or inspired by MT.

Please note that MET 2018 will NOT use Double Blind Review Process.


The main objective of MET is to offer a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in MT to discuss and advance the state of the art of the subject. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 1. Guidelines and techniques for the construction of MRs or MT test cases.
  • 2. Prioritization and minimization of MRs or MT test cases.
  • 3. Quality assessment mechanisms for MRs or MT test cases (e.g. metrics and adequacy criteria)
  • 4. Automated generation of likely MRs.
  • 5. Combination of MRs.
  • 6. Generation of source test cases.
  • 7. Formal methods involving MRs.
  • 8. Case studies and applications.
  • 9. Tools.
  • 10. Surveys.
  • 11. Empirical studies.
  • 12. Integration/comparison with other techniques.
  • 13. Novel applications, perspectives, or theories inspired by MT, which can be beyond conventional software testing topics.

call for papers (PDF)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 5, 2018
Extended to February 12, 2018
Notification to authors: March 5, 2018
Camera ready copies due: March 19, 2018