Call for Presentations – CLOSED

The call for presentation is closed. The submittes will be informed by March 23. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Wouters:

On Tuesday September 22 & Wednesday September 23, 2020 the Test Automation Days will be organized at the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht the Netherlands.

Test Automation: The Next Chapter

Test Automation Days will have its 10th anniversary in 2020 (Hurray!). 10 years is a long time in IT so a lot of things happened. Think about all the changes in test automation: what kind of tools have we been using during all these years and are still in use? And what about the test automation practices we learned about? Not only tooling and test automation practices has changed in all these years. New approaches such as Continuous Delivery and Integration had an immense impact on test automation, something we could only dream of 10 years ago.

Evolution is not only about the history, but also about looking at the future. What will the next 10 years bring us? What will artificial intelligence do with test automation and how will test automation be applied while replacing all the legacy which is at the end of their life-cycle? What great things in test automation are you working on and do you want to share with us? What has been a legacy from the past, that’s now fully operational? We are interested in your stories about test automation now and then: what where your successes? But even more interesting: What went wrong? What are your failures and what have you learned?

Call for Presentations
If you are interested in giving a presentation, fill in the form to send your submission to the Program Committee. We are looking for half-day tutorials, 90-minute hands-on masterclasses, and 45-minute presentations or workshops. 

Submission deadline: Wednesday February 26 2020
The program committee will review the papers on content and the link with the conference theme. Please mark your calendar for attending the conference on September 22 & 23. We expect submitters to be available for the whole selected conference day. Submitters will receive a notification of acceptance no later than March 23, 2020.

Note: After your online submission, you will receive an automatic confirmation by email. If you don’t receive an email within 24 hours, please contact Eva Verhappen via +31 (0)40-214 62 02 or send an email to

Write your proposal and take into account the following criteria:

  • Define the question(s) you want to address during your talk but also give us information about the answers to your questions
  • Use examples in your proposal so we can see how you will apply your experiences in your talk
  • We will be looking if your proposal is presentable within the given time: don’t try to tell too much!
  • Tell us what will make your talk special, what’s the ‘wow’-factor?
  • We have a code of conduct you will agree upon when speaking at TAD

If you have an idea for a proposal but you like to have some feedback on the concept, you can send your idea to the program chair (Ard Kramer, and he will give you feedback (but no guarantees because the review committee will review your proposal).

This year we will be implementing a ‘buddy’ system; this means that if your proposal is being selected, a buddy will be in contact with you to help you deliver a great talk. This buddy is familiar with the conference and knows how to present a great talk.

For speakers from abroad we offer a remuneration for travel and hotel costs. Speakers from Europe will get a maximum travel reimbursement of € 250 and speakers from outside Europe will get a maximum travel reimbursement of € 500. For both we will arrange a room for one night in a hotel close the conference venue. Please indicate if you would need remuneration during your submission, since we have a limited budget.