Tanja E. J. Vos

Professor Software Engineering and Testing

Tanja E.J. Vos is a full professor at the Open University (Netherlands) and an associate professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). For over 20 years she has been teaching and researching in the area of software testing. She has worked with many companies on automated testing projects in an industrial setting. She is currently project lead for the TESTAR.org approach for automated testing at the Graphical User Interface level.

Tanja has successfully coordinated EU-funded projects (FITTEST, EvoTest) related to software testing and has been involved in various Erasmus and Leonardo initiatives that try to help business understand academia and vice versa. She started the Software Testing Innovation Alliance in Spain and is now involved in the European Alliance. She is part of the Dutch consortium of the ITEA TESTOMAT (https://testomatproject.eu) project (2017-2020) researching and developing the next level of test automation.

She is part of the Spanish consortium in the H2020 DECODER project (https://www.decoder-project.eu/) and the iv4XR project (https://www.iv4XR-project.eu/).

My Sessions

GOAL: Making software testing more sexy

I finished a Phd in formal methods back in 2000. During that time we would quote Dijkstra in all our papers: “testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, not their absence”. Need to show their absence? Use formal methods! You cannot do without them. After my PhD I moved to Spain and […]


Open Panel – Inclusion in testing

Despite international conversations about inclusion and diversity in tech, various groups are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show. Vera invites her guests to a conversation on the topic. Let’s hear the struggles, let’s listen to happy ending stories from our guests and find out what we all can […]