Recently, I have been spending time reviewing papers submitted to two of the biggest software testing conferences in India – QAI’s Software Testing Conference and the Step In Summit 2012. It is very refreshing to talk to young talent across the industry and hear their new ideas and perspectives!
Like most other frequent speakers, I usually construct a quick mental map on what I want to talk about in any given event and fill that out in my talks. After scores of presentations, I noticed there were a few patterns that were recurring in the feedback I was providing to the presenters. So, I wanted to whip up this quick cheat sheet that could provide submitters an overview of some key things to consider when submitting an entry into a software engineering conference. Many of these are generic tips as well, but I have tried to give specific examples relevant to software testing in most places.