About the programme

Theme 2019: Test Automation in a Continuous World

In a world where everything needs to be continuous, has Test Automation also evolved into a continuous process: delivering software, testing, learning, creating value, etc.? How do you adjust to a continuous world? How do you keep up and deal with continual change relative to Test Automation? Or do you think that “continuous” is nothing more than hype to put extra pressure on everything we do?

We would like you to send in your thoughts, experiences (failures and successes) and the challenges you are facing, for the Test Automation Days 2019. We are interested in submissions related to our theme, but also any other presentations about test automation.

And you did see a S behind Day? This coming year, The Test Automation Days will be two days.

The first day will be focused on opportunities for the attendees to learn by doing! A tutorial/workshop day of half-day workshops, where tools, technologies and innovative practices flourish! The workshops will give novice, medium-experienced and advanced test automation engineers the opportunity to gain and share their experiences.

The second day will be more focused on exchanging ideas and tips through talks and presentations, including master classes of 90 minutes for more hands-on experiences.

Here are some ideas, some based on our theme (Test Automation in a Continuous World)  to inspire you to submit your proposal:

  • Continuous learning: what do you need to learn to do continuous integration, deployment, development and test automation? And how did you acquire that knowledge? We want to hear your learning stories! The key for good learning is not what you’ve learned and know today, but the ability to learn new things – that’s what makes our professional stand out.
  • Continuous feedback: a lot can go wrong during continuous processes. How did you deal with a high rate of feedback from continuous automation? What are the effects on test automation, on test automators, testers and developers when feedback is continuous?
  • Continuous value: how does our continuous world provide real value to stakeholders and business users? How does test automation support the business by providing continuous value?
  • Continuous solving: we as test automation engineers know that things don’t always go according to plan. How did you solve the challenges when your pipelines, frameworks, etc. broke down? How  can we organize to survive when continuous processes are no longer there?
  • Continuous improvement: if you think you are there, new challenges, new technology, new solutions are waiting to be implemented. How do you deal with these new situations or are there even old solutions for new problems?
  • Test automation stories: whether you are involved in “continuous everything” or not, what have your experiences been in test automation? How did you get started? What were the blocking factors to your success? What advice would you give to others based on your experience?
  • Innovation: What are the new ideas, techniques and concepts that will shape test automation in the future? What will our major concerns be after the “noise” about continuous everything has passed?

We challenge you to share your thoughts and stories to help make the Test Automation Days 2019 an exciting event – with two days of continuous learning, hands-on tutorials and sharing of ideas and experiences.

Call for presentations

If you are interested in giving a presentation, fill in the form to send your submission to the Programme Committee. We are looking for half-day tutorials, 90-minute hands-on masterclasses, and 40-minute presentations or workshops. We want tutorials, workshops and master classes to give  attendees interesting assignments about how to solve a test automation problem. Note that we will not accept tool demos or sales pitches!

Make sure that your submission is aligned with the central theme of 2019:Test Automation in a Continuous World

After the deadline for submissions (28th February), the Programme Committee plus selected other reviewers will review all the submissions. They may want some further information from you at that point. They will then decide which submissions to accept into the programme, balancing on-theme and other topics, technical and non-technical talks, and a variety of speakers and subjects. You will be notified by the 15th of March whether or not your submission has been accepted.

Submit your ideas here.

Programme Committee

Jan Jaap Cannegieter (NL)
Jan Jaap Cannegieter is a leading test, QA and requirements expert from the Netherlands. He had over 20 years of experience in ICT. Jan Jaap did assignments in testing, test automation, quality assurance, process improvement, requirements, business – ICT alignment, Agile and digitalization. Jan Jaap is Principal Consultant at Squerist, a consultancy company of 90 employees specialized in process management and testing. Within Squerist Jan Jaap is, beside his assignments, responsible for coaching, knowledge management  and product development. Jan Jaap is the well-known author of several articles and books in the Netherlands and is a well-known (keynote) speaker on international conferences.

Sally Goble (UK)
Sally is Head of quality at the Guardian, and has worked in software development for 10 years. She has been at the forefront of changing the Guardian QA team’s focus from testing to quality. She is a great believer in ripping up plans and starting from scratch.

Dorothy Graham (UK)
Dorothy Graham has been in software testing for 40 years, and is co-author of 4 books. Dot was programme chair for EuroSTAR (twice include the 1st). She has been on the boards of conferences and publications in software testing, was a founder member of the ISEB Software Testing Board and on the working party that developed the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus. She was awarded the European Excellence Award in Software Testing in 1999 and the first ISTQB Excellence Award in 2012.Ard Kramer (NL)
Ard is a principal Test consultant at Alten Nederland since 2008 and started his career as a tester in 1997. He has been working in different fields such as Finance, Transport, Government and Telecom. He calls himself a Qualisopher which stands for someone  “who is in love with truth and wisdom, while yielding the resolve to want to improve man and his environment”. Therefore he focuses on new developments in testing and looks how innovations can be used in testing. He likes to spread his ideas and therefore he was a speaker at different conferences, such as Test Automation Days, EuroStar, Sigist, Testnet, Expo:QA, CAST and the Belgium Testing Days.Read more about our programme committee here.


When you register before December 31st 2018, you will profit from the super early bird discount of €100,-. You can already register for the Test Automation Days for only €690,-. Only Day 2 of the Test Automation Days for only €295,-. Register now to profit form this super early bird discount!


6 reasons to go to Test Automation Day


Witness first-hand the latest industry trends.


Meet the World’s leading test automation experts! Get inspired by different angles on Test Automation.

The Conversation

Interact with fellow testing professionals and industry leaders from around the world.


Discover the most up-to-date techniques & test tools from innovative companies during the programme and let the stories inspire you and help you in your day to day challenges of test automation!


Share experiences with speakers and participants from all over the world and challenge each other with the question: To automate or not to automate, is that a question?


Network with over 250 software testing professionals and key industry leaders and influencers for the leading brands of the software testing industry.


Fouding Partner

Chief Sponsor Day 1

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Practical Information

Target audience

TAD is the key meeting place for…

  • IT Management: CIOs, CTOs and IT Managers
  • IT Professionals: Engineers, Analysts, Developers, Specialists, Integrators, Test  coordinators and Test managers
  • Business Management: Consultants, Software suppliers and Project managers

Registration, costs & conditions

Please click here to visit the registration page.

Costs registration
Like last year, the conference will be expanded with a pre-conference day. The Test Automation Days will be on Wednesday June 19 and Thursday June 20.

The first day will be focused on opportunities for the attendees to learn by doing! A tutorial/workshop day full of half-day workshops, where tools, technologies and innovative practices flourish! The workshops will give novice, medium-experienced and advanced test automation engineers the opportunity to gain and share their experiences.
The second day will be more focusing on exchanging ideas and tips through talks and presentations, including master classes of two hours for more hands-on experiences.

When you register for both days at the same time, you will profit from a discount. Please find an overview of the fees (excl. VAT) below.

Full attendance Test Automation Days€ 790
Only Test Automation Day 1 (pre-conference): € 495
Only Test Automation Day 2: € 395

Super early bird
When you register before December 31st, you can profit from the super early bird discount of €100,- on the combination ticket. When you only register for one day, you will profit from the early bird discount of €50,-.

Confirmation of your registration
After your online registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation by email. If you don’t receive an email within 24 hours, please contact us via +31 (0)40-2146203 or linda@ckc-seminars.nl
One week before the congress, you will receive an official confirmation of your registration by email.

Your data will be used to keep you posted about activities of CKC Seminars and participants of the Test Automation Day, according to the AVG/GDPR guidelines. If you do not want to receive this information, please let us know.

Any cancellation should be sent by e-mail to CKC Seminars. Delivery of cancellation has to be confirmed by the responsible person from CKC Seminars. Please note that your registration can be transferred to a colleague.

Invoices and payment
Invoices will be submitted electronically (or by post on request) to your business email address or to the mailbox of the accounts payable address of your company.
Please note that the name of your company and the address have to be filled in correctly if the invoice has to be send to the accounts payable.
Also fill in the purchase number if needed for payment in your company.

Payment is required within 14 days, after you’ve received our invoice.

Terms for fee refund
Until June 1st 2019: 100% of the payment will be refunded, however an administration fee of € 50,- will be charged.
After June 1st 2019: no refund for congress fees will be made, the complete amount will be charged.

General terms and conditions
Our general terms and conditions are stored at the Chamber of Commerce Oost-Brabant, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), filling reference 17090331.
The general terms and conditions can apply to all conferences of CKC Seminars.

Date and venue

The Test Automation Days will take place on Wednesday June 19 and Thursday June 20 2019 in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.

The Netherlands

Become a sponsor

The Test Automation Days offer sponsor packages with profiling at the exhibition and an optional presentation in the program. The exhibition of the Test Automation Days provides you with:

  • An exceptional platform for you to position your company alongside the leading companies of the software testing industry
  • A remarkable chance to network with over 400 software testing professionals and key industry leaders and influencers for the leading brands of the software testing industry
  • Our attendees always highly rated this event and its content. This year, we would like to challenge every sponsor to come up with an Test Automation issue that is typical for you organization. You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your issue on stage and in this way, invite the attendees of Test Automation Day to come to your booth to solve the issue!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of Test Automation Days? Please complete the registration form and we will contact you as soon as possible.


Charlotte Verschoor
Conference Developer
+31 (0)40 214 62 09

Linda Wouters
Conference Coordinator
+31 (0)40 214 62 03

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