The Search-Based Software Testing (SBST) Workshop

Steering Committee (SC) Members

Following the 2014 event, it was decided that a formal steering committee would be formed, consisting of the organizing chairs from the last five years of workshops. After every workshop, the organizing chairs join or renew their position on the committee for a period of five years. The current membership is as follows:

Name Location Term
Sebastiano Panichella Switzerland 2022–2027
Giovani Guizzo UK 2022–2027
Jie M. Zhang (Chair) UK 2021–2026
Erik Fredericks (Deputy Chair) USA 2020–2025
José Miguel Rojas UK 2019–2024
Alessandra Gorla Spain 2018–2023
Juan Pablo Galeotti Argentina 2017–2022
Steering Committee Chair

The SC chair is the previous workshop's outgoing organizing chair, replacing the previous chair, who takes on the role of deputy — thus ensuring a smooth handover from one year to the next. The role of the SC chair is to:

1) Help the current workshop organizing chairs with the proposal for holding the workshop at ICSE, and be the SC's voice on any guidance the organizing chairs may require, soliciting the advice of the wider SC as needed.

2) Organize the in-person SC meeting held during each workshop.

3) Initiate the nomination and approval process of organizing chairs for forthcoming workshop(s) with the deputy, discussing the options with the SC. Then, following approval from the SC, invite the person(s) concerned.