Call for Papers

Welcome to the 8th Edition of the Global Testing Retreat 2023!

Thank you to all the participants who contributed their innovative ideas and expertise in the Call for Papers for #ATAGTR2023. With the conclusion of both rounds of submissions, we are now preparing for an engaging and insightful event. Although the opportunity to submit papers has passed, we warmly invite you to join us at the 8th edition of Asia’s Largest Testing Conference, the Global Testing Retreat. Be ready to immerse yourself in the groundbreaking sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that define this premier event in the world of software testing.

Paper Submission Category to choose from:

Interactive Sessions

Duration: 30 mins (25 mins + 5 mins of Q&A)

Do you have an innovative case study, a fascinating demonstration, or a brilliant new idea? Perhaps you have a wealth of knowledge that you feel the need to impart to others. #ATAGTR is an ideal platform for brilliant minds like yours, and our Interactive Sessions are designed for the purpose.

You will have 25 minutes to wow the attendees, and then there will be 5 minutes of Q&A. What's even better? Your session can be about any of the suggested topics or about anything else that might tickle the testing community's curiosity. Come, let's interact and inspire!

Note: Following final selection, the shortlisted #ATAGTR2023 "Speakers" will deliver their session(s) in person at the conference location, which will be held in physical mode on the 8th (Friday) and 9th (Saturday) of December 2023 in Pune.

Hands-on Workshop/ Lab

Duration - 120 mins

The key here is to actively engage attendees rather than simply demo an idea. We're looking for hands-on sessions where attendees can get their hands dirty and learn by doing. Your topic should allow them to immerse themselves in the process, whether it's a new tool, methodology, or best practise or anything relating to Technology and/or Software Testing.

So, think bold, think disruptive, think transformative! Together, let's dive in, roll up our sleeves, and explore the uncharted territories of Technology and software testing!"

Note: Hands on labs needs to be delivered in online mode. Hands-on labs will be scheduled on 2nd and 3rd December 2023. As the programme committee and in order to maintain diversity of topics on both the days, your lab session can be scheduled either on 2nd December or on 3rd December


You can choose one of the following Subcategories or broad level areas

  1. Agile and DevOps in Testing
  2. Accessibility Testing
  3. AI / ML and other related areas.
  4. Automated Visual Testing
  5. Big Data Testing
  6. Blockchain and Crypto Use Cases
  7. Blockchain and Testing
  8. Chaos Engineering
  9. Cloud Testing
  10. Compliance Testing
  11. Computer System Validation
  12. Data Testing
  13. Exploratory Testing
  14. Gamification in Testing
  15. Hardware Testing
  16. Immersive Testing
  17. Inclusion in Testing – Accessibility Testing
  18. Intelligent Automaton / AI driven Testing or Test Automation
  19. Learning through Pitfalls and faults in Testing
  20. Metaverse/ Virtual reality/ Augmented reality Testing
  21. Model Testing
  22. Performance Testing/ Engineering
  23. Robotic Process Automation
  24. Security Testing
  25. Test Craftsmanship
  26. Test Leadership and Management
  27. Testing in the IoT world
  28. Testing with AI and AI testing, Testing with Machine Learning and Data Science
  29. Testing with and for customer experience
  30. Test Strategy
  31. Test Architecture and Frameworks
  32. Test Management
  33. Upskilling Talent
  34. Usability Testing
  35. Technical Agility
  36. AI
  37. Human Intelligence
  38. Future Technologies

Others (any other not covered in any of the above areas)

Note: The above topics are not just limited to the ones mentioned above. Go ahead and think outside the box. Also, remember that this could also be you shot at stand-up comedy, singing, dancing or to show case any other talent you have. There is something for everyone. After all, what is a retreat without some fun!

Round 2 Submission Guidelines

Round 2 - Submission of "Presentations and Self Recorded Video" (1st Sept - 20th Sept)

Are you ready to continue astounding us? It's time for the second round! All you have to do is submit a brief presentation outlining your topic and a self-recorded video (5-10 minutes). Don't worry about the details; all we want to know is how your topic flows and how well you engage your audience. Your video will assist our jury in comprehending your presentation style. For more information, see our Presentation Submission Template!" 

Round 2 google form link 

Please click on the following google Form link for Round 2 submissions

Round 2 - Timelines

  • Presentation and Video Submission Commences: 1st September 2023
  • Last Date for Submission of Presentations and Video: 20th September 2023
  • Selection Notification for Round 2:  10th October 2023

Note: Interviews by Jury. Based on the submissions of Round 2 (Presentations and Self Recorded Videos, Jury will schedule Video Interviews with the shortlisted proposals, this will help us to select the best speakers for the conference.) Video interview will be scheduled if the need is felt by the Jury.

Final Selection Notification:  By 10th October 2023

Speaker(s): Step into the spotlight at the 2023 Global Testing Retreat Conference! Each session at #ATAGTR2023 is designed to feature one main speaker and, optionally, a co-speaker. This setup allows us to maintain the essence of each presentation, ensuring every voice is heard and each idea is shared effectively. Can't wait to see the magic you'll bring to our event!"

Honorarium: Speakers and co-speakers (max 1) shall be granted a free entrance ticket to the 2-day conference which is to be held in Pune on 8th and 9th December 2023.

But that's not all! We also want to show our gratitude with a little something extra - an honorarium.  

As you are aware Global Testing Retreat #ATAGTR2023 is being held in Online as well as Physical mode, thus the honorarium for speakers would be as follows:

For speakers who would be presenting hands-on workshops on 2nd and 3rd Dec 2023

  • Total remuneration of INR 2,500 would be given to them as a token of appreciation irrespective of the place of residence of the speaker(s)

For Speakers who would be Presenting sessions on 8th and 9th Dec 2023

  • Total Remuneration of INR 2,500 per topic for speaker and co-speaker residing in Pune.
  • Total Remuneration of INR 10,000 per topic for speaker and co-speaker residing anywhere else in India

Regrettably, we are unable to provide an honorarium for our international speakers and co-speakers.

Note: All remunerations will be processed post conference within 1 month after completion of the event.


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