The First International Workshop on Mobile Cloud TaaS (MCTaaS 2015)
In conjunction with the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering
(SOSE 2015)

In the recent years, we have seen the emerging of increasingly mobile applications due to the use of mobile devices and sensors. This imposes grave challenges to mobile engineers to ensure the quality of mobile testing due to the high costs and complexity for mobile testing. For example, these mobile applications are expected to run on diverse devices, platforms and mobile browsers. Today, cloud and mobile computing technologies offer new opportunities for providing cloud and mobile testing-as-a-service (TaaS). It is expected that revenue from mobile application testing tools will rise from $200 million in 2012 to $800 million by 2017 (ABI research). As a result, mobile cloud TaaS have been an active research area in the past years. This workshop is intended to provide a new platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and share state-of-the-art research results and solutions in mobile cloud testing and TaaS.

We invite original submissions in mobile testing, cloud testing and mobile TaaS. The topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Testing mobile applications, SaaS, Web services
  • Testing Big Data applications
  • Testing Internet-of-Things and sensor-based applications
  • Testing location-based, context aware and mobile applications
  • Usability testing and verification
  • Security testing and verification
  • Platform and browser compatibility testing, and verification
  • Reliability and Quality of service testing
  • Cloud-based testing automation frameworks, environments, platforms, tools and test services
  • Mechanisms and solution to support mobile cloud testing as a service
  • Theory, methodology, technology and process models underlying mobile cloud testing as a service
  • Social, economical, legal, and professional issues of TaaS and testing mobile cloud applications
  • Test adequacy criteria and coverage
  • Test data generation, selection and prioritization
  • Regression testing and the evolution of mobile cloud applications
  • QoS management, measurement, metrics and evaluation
  • Case studies, experiences, practice reports and lessons learned


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished work and not submitted to anywhere else for consideration of publication on the topics related to the workshop. Papers must follow the IEEE double-column format (, and should not exceed 6 pages (standard extra page policy).

All papers must be submitted electronically by the EasyChair system:


All accepted papers will be included in the symposium proceedings of SOSE 2015, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and included in the IEEE Digital Library.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop to present the work.


Registration for MCTaaS 2015 is now open. Please click here:

Final Paper Submittion

Please, follow the following link to the "Author's Final Paper Formatting and Submission Instructions" webpage for preparing and submitting the camera ready of your paper(s).

The deadlines are:
PAPER DEADLINE: Final paper is due by 13 February 2015.
COPYRIGHT DEADLINE: A signed copyright release form is due by 13 February 2015.


The workshop program has been published, please download here: TentativeProgramMCTaaS.pdf


Here is the Hotel registration information for your accommodation. The link for your hotel registration is given below.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:    January 10th, 2015
Notification:    January 31th, 2015
Camera-ready due:    February 10th, 2015
Registration deadline:    February 15th, 2015
Workshop:    March 30th, 2015


  • Workshop Chairs
    • Rajesh Subramanyan, Siemens, USA
    • Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Program Chairs
    • Oum-El-Kheir Aktouf, Grenoble INP, France
    • Tao Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Steering Committee
    • Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, USA
    • Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
    • Rajesh Subramanyan, Siemens, USA
    • W.T. Tsai, Arizona State University, USA
    • Oum-El-Kheir Aktouf, Grenoble INP, France
    • Tao Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
    • Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China


Oum-El-Kheir Aktouf (
Tao Zhang (

PC members

Mohamed Ashmawy    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Xiaoying Bai    Tsinghua University, China
Fevzi Belli    Paderborn University, Germany
De Angelis Guglielmo    Institute of the National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Tariq King    Ultimate Software, USA
Bixin Li    Southeast University, China
Jose Miguel-Alonso    University of the Basque Country, Spain
Henry Muccini    University of L'Aquila, Italy
Ioannis Parissis    Grenoble INP, France
Andrea Polini    University of Camerino, Italy
Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari    University of Helsinki, Finland
Benedict Shajulin    St.Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering Chunkankadai, India
Chuanqi Tao    Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Sergiy Vilkomir    East Carolina University, USA
Dianxiang Xu    Boise State University, USA
Zhenyu Zhang    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Bao Nguyen    Vmware Inc, USA
Hongwei Sun    IBM Inc, China