This institute has recently been set up to provide a focus for research, both pure and applied, in the area of software systems testing. The Institute is based within the Verification and Testing Research Group and has links with a number of other organisations and individuals involved in software testing.
) To provide a forum in which collaborative research in software testing can develop to meet the challenges of industry.
) To attract top-class researchers and practitioners in software testing.
) To provide a springboard for high-quality interdisciplinary research and development proposals to industry and in response to UK and EU funding initiatives.
) To enhance the environment for research students working in this area, building on the critical mass that already exists, and to establish specialist taught Masters courses and an integrated Ph.D. programme.
) To provide a focus for participation in EU graduate mobility programmes such as ERASMUS, Human Capital and Mobility, and TEMPUS.
) To provide high quality consultancy and advice on software testing to industry.
) To develop powerful software tools to support leading edge software testing methods.
) To transfer leading edge technology into industry.
Services offered by the Institute:
Research into Complete Functional Testing.
Research into Safety-Critical Systems Testing.
Research into Object-Oriented Software Testing.
Research into Regression and Legacy Systems Testing.
Research into Testing User Interfaces.
Research into Testing Internet Applications.
Software Testing Consultancy.
Training in Effective Software Testing Methods.
Contact: Professor Mike Holcombe, Telephone - 0114 222 1802.