UCAAT 2025 will be hosted by CERTH, the Center for Research & Technology - Hellas, in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 1-3 April 2025.


The annual ETSI User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) is the most important point in the calendar of ETSI’s Technical Committee Methods for Testing and Specification (TC MTS).

ETSI's UCAAT conference, now in its eleventh edition, is dedicated to all aspects of automated testing, including model-based testing, cloud and mobile testing, security testing, agile test methodologies, test management, and standardized test specification, by focusing on the practical challenges that are often faced in industry and standardization as dictated by relevant policies and regulations.

UCAAT 2025: Automated Testing in a Digital Transformation World

As the world goes digital, rapidly evolving technology, policy, and regulation landscapes drive transformation across all industries. To stay competitive, facilitate swift market delivery, and meet escalating customer demands, organizations should prioritize customer-centric digital transformation while leveraging technologies such as AI, Big Data, IoT, and robotic operations and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and regulations.

The need for seamless, robust, and user-centered digital solutions highlights the critical role of automated testing in shaping future digital business operations or public services and improving customer and citizen satisfaction respectively. It is essential to ensure that systems operate reliably and are sufficiently scalable, secure and easily configurable to meet specific user requirements, which places additional demands on suitable testing methods, tools, and processes. Usability testing is essential in this context, as it ensures that the product is intuitive to use, ultimately leading to higher user satisfaction and reduced maintenance costs.

Additionally, ensuring cybersecurity becomes critical, considering the digital nature of services and products offered through digital transformation and the ever-increasing number of users relying on these services. Customers demand trustworthy and resilient systems, whose properties can only be guaranteed through vigorous security testing, quality assurance, and cyber resilience assessment that align well with policies and regulations such as the EU Cyber Resilience Act.

Similarly, the uptake of technologies related to big data and Artificial Intelligence poses additional challenges to digital solutions and products. The probabilistic nature of AI makes it particularly hard to use this technology in a safety-critical context. New testing techniques are therefore urgently needed. On a regulatory basis, the EU Artificial Intelligence Act plays a crucial role.

Another significant element, especially for digital public services, but not limited to them, is interoperability testing of digital systems even across borders, which has recently come into play with the enforcement of the Interoperable Europe Act, envisioning mandatory interoperability assessments for all public sector bodies. This will guarantee improved user experiences within and beyond the country of residence.

UCAAT 2025 will delve into the crucial role of automated testing in driving successful digital transformation. It will explore innovative solutions and best practices that empower organizations to thrive in an increasingly digital world while ensuring that user-centric and personalized approaches are central to testing strategies.

Target audience

The event is of particular interest for:

  • Test engineers, designers or test automation experts
  • Engineers working in test specification, automation, DevOps and RPA
  • Software developers or architects
  • Project leaders or managers in digital transformation
  • Test tool or service providers
  • Test and quality assurance analysts
  • Academics and researchers in testing

Important dates

  • Call for Presentation Deadline: 15 October 2024
  • Notification of Acceptation: 29 November 2024
  • Programme online: 6 December 2024
  • Presentation submission: 28 February 2025


The Conference Programme will be published once the Call for Presentations is closed

The independent Programme Committee includes representatives from the testing industry, users, academia, and standardization bodies across different domains and different regions nominated by the appointed Programme Committee Chair.
The Programme Committee determines the call for presentations and evaluates the received presentations, posters, and tutorial proposals to select the best ones for the conference programme.

Programme Committee Chair:

Marija Jankovic, CERTH, Greece

Programme Committee Members: 

Nenad Anicic, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Daniel Ardelean, Nokia, Romania
Sergio Borghese, NetResults Srl, Italy
Michele Carignani, Autostrade per l’Italia, Italy
Rémi Caudwell, Sogeti, France
Theodore Chaikalis, Mysten Labs, Greece
Alexandros Chatzigeorgiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Alexis Despeyroux, Testing Solutions and Services, France
Sascha Hackel, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
Dimosthenis Ioannidis, CERTH, Greece
Raquel Jimenez, MTP
Martti Käärik, Elvior, Estonia
Philip Makedonski, University of Göttingen, Germany
Sebastian Müller, ETSI, France
Maria-Olga Raimondo, Onelity, Greece
Stephan Schulz, Giesecke + Devrient, Germany
Pedrag Skokovic, Quality House, Serbia
Szilard Szell, Eficode Oy, Finland
Dirk Tepelmann, Gematik, Germany
Jan Tretmans TNO NL
Sofia Tsekeridou, Netcompany - Intrasoft, Greece
Andreas Ulrich, Siemens, Germany
Kyriaki Vadeska, GRTB/WeTest.Athens, Greece
Laurent Velez, ETSI, France

UCAAT 2025 "Automated Testing in a Digital Transformation World" is curently calling for presentations.

Topics of Interest for Submissions to UCAAT 2025

While the following topics highlight areas of particular interest, we welcome submissions that extend beyond these subjects:

Insights and lessons learned from implementing novel test automation methods and tools

  • Elevating digital transformation through user-centric quality assurance
  • Maximizing user satisfaction through effective usability testing
  • Aligning agile practices, DevOps, and DevSecOps to support digital transformation
  • End-to-end testing strategies for successful digital transformation
  • Enhancing continuous integration and delivery through TestOps
  • Proactive quality assurance with shift-left and shift-right testing
  • Challenges and solutions in API, performance, resilience, scalability, interoperability and security testing
  • Exploring impact of script-less automation on the testing landscape
  • Exploring methodologies and best practices for testing AI software to ensure robustness and explainability
  • New approaches for the design of automated test frameworks
  • Experiences and advances in standardized test specification languages and methodologies such as TDL, TTCN-3, and other DSLs

 AI-supported software testing automation

  • Exploring and implementing AI-powered solutions for intelligent test automation
  • Utilizing generative AI for creating test artifacts
  • Leveraging AI to streamline data-driven testing 
  • Enhancements in robotic process automation (RPA) testing
  • Overcoming barriers in adopting AI for quality assurance

Policy and regulatory compliance

  • Addressing the EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) regulatory compliance and cybersecurity policy alignment through automated security testing in the entire software development lifecycle
  • Meeting the EU AI Act requirements and ensuring trustworthiness in automated testing
  • Addressing the mandatory interoperability assessments for the public sector required by the Interoperable Europe Act
  • Ensuring compliance with other relevant regulations for test automation

Industrial applications of test automation

  • Exploring advancements in test automation across various sectors including healthcare, automotive, telecom, fintech, public services, and more

Industrial-strength testing and quality assurance processes

  • Utilization of digital twins and virtual commissioning test automation solutions
  • Role of test automation for optimizing test management processes
  • Defining quality criteria and metrics for an automated assessment of non-functional requirements

Submission Guidelines

UCAAT 2025 is currently calling for:

  • Proposals for 20-minute conference presentations (including questions)
  • Posters focusing on upcoming trends and practical aspects of testing,
  • 90 or 180 minute tutorials (presentations and/or hands-on workshops).

Your proposal should be submitted in PDF format via Easychair by 15 October 2024, using the following template:

Submissions should not exceed three A4 pages.

Submissions should seek to deliver a message for a broader user community of test professionals, reporting on experiences with testing technologies, rather than focusing on tooling details.

The UCAAT Programme Committee will evaluate all proposals and select the best proposals matching the event’s objectives.

The authors of accepted contributions will be notified by 6 December 2024

.All questions about submissions should be emailed to "ucaat2025" AT "easychair" DOT "org".

UCAAT is an established series of annual events. Previous editions of the UCAAT have focused on different aspects of test automation following emerging trends through the years. Information about previous editions of the UCAAT, including the programmes and presentation slides, are available from the archived websites linked below. Browse through the archives and discover past experiences shared at UCAAT!


The 11th UCAAT will take place in the CERTH Conference Center


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