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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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

Submissions welcome up to Sunday 7th February 2021

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!

Submit to Speak

Guide to Talk Types

Track Talk
– 30mins (20min talk & 10min 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

– Intensive Training
– Can be lecture style or interactive
– Half day (3hrs tutorial & 30mins breaks)

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


Tips from previous EuroSTAR Speakers

Here are some ideas from previous EuroSTAR Speakers on how to get your submission noticed and give yourself the best chance to making the EuroSTAR programme.

Software Testing Awards that Speakers can Enter

Successful applicants who become EuroSTAR Speakers will be invited to submit a paper for consideration as the 2021 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 as part of the 2021 EuroSTAR Software Testing Awards.