EuroSTAR Conference Submission Guide

The Programme for the EuroSTAR Conference is independently chosen by the European software testing community with over 30 community reviewers taking time to review and rate sessions. With the exception of a small number of invited speakers, all sessions at the conference are chosen from this community review process. See testimonials from previous EuroSTAR Speakers. Once the deadline has passed, all submissions are anonymously assigned to a review panel of over 40 experienced testers from the community. The Submission Guide will give tips on how to submit a great proposal for the EuroSTAR 2020 Call for Speakers.

The reviewers then score the proposed talks on criteria such as:
– Engagement
– Original Ideas
– Scope & Relevance to the theme

All submissions are also reviewed by the 2020 EuroSTAR Programme Committee and the best rated submissions are then used to create a diverse and balanced programme.

Sales pitches or talks that promote a particular tool or service do not make it on to the EuroSTAR Programme. However, real customer case studies and experiences are always enjoyed by delegates and especially when a speaker demonstrates how they overcame problems and found solutions.

So how can I propose a talk?

As a starting point, read the 2020 Call for Speakers Your submission should take into consideration the type of presentation sought by the Programme Chair & Committee and should be aligned to this year’s theme.

Submissions Deadline

The deadline has now passed for receipt of submissions

We’ve tried to make the web form as simple as possible for submitters but please do send feedback to [email protected] if you notice any errors or have problems submitting and we will resolve the problem as soon as possible.

If you are thinking about submitting to EuroSTARConf next year, start preparing your submission as early as possible. We receive 500 submissions each year so makes yours stand out and submit early so you don’t miss the deadline. The testing community is waiting to hear what you have to say – share YOUR experience and YOUR thoughts on Europe’s greatest software testing stage!


Guide to Talk Types

Track Talk
– 45mins (30min talk & 15min Q&A to allow for valuable discussions)
– Demonstrate challenges & solutions
– Help attendees bring practical applications back to their workplace
– Allow for discussion time – this is where a lot of the learning takes place

– Double session (90 mins)
– Usually on Wednesday or Thursday of Conference
– Interactive

Live Testing
– Share your practice-test-object
– Help delegates actively practice testing
– Demonstrate what people can learn from it
– May be a workshop

– Intensive Training
– Can be lecture style or interactive
– Full day or Half day

– Should be thought provoking
– 1 hour (45min talk & 15min Q&A to allow for valuable discussions)

Next Generation Keynote
– 3 speakers will share a Keynote session with 15minutes each
– For established speakers that want to make the step to their first keynote
– Please note, this is not for vendor promotions
– We are looking for submissions that demonstrate originality, vision, and great story telling

Tips from previous EuroSTAR Speakers

Here are some ideas from previous EuroSTAR Speakers on what makes a successful conference talk:

Software Testing Awards that Speakers can Enter

Successful applicants who become EuroSTAR Speakers will be invited to submit a paper for consideration as the 2020 EuroSTAR Best Conference Paper – this is not submitted with your application but please indicate on the form whether you intend to provide one. You will be reminded after Programme Launch if you wish to enter. View Papers on EuroSTAR Huddle.

The EuroSTAR Best Tutorial Award is decided by delegates feedback scores and will be announced at the 2020 Gala Awards Dinner.