MOIIST is a Software Testing peer conference. MOIIST stands for MOntreal Insights Into Software Testing. MOIIST is facilitated in the style of LAWST workshops. Presentations are based on the first-person experience of invited delegates.

MOIIST accepts French or English language submissions and presentations.


The MOIIST Organizers – Nimesh Patel, Robert Sabourin and Stephanie Ripeau, invite you to submit a request to attend MOIIST 2016 as a conference delegate.  Delegates are expected to share and discuss relevant experience with the community however this year delegates are not required to submit an experience report.


The MOIIST Organizers – Nimesh Patel, Robert Sabourin and Stephanie Ripeau, invite you to submit your presentation proposal for MOIIST 2016.


The theme of this years workshop is Software Testing Challenges.

Experienced software testers and development professionals are invited to share experience about software testing challenges.

Software testing is a rich, complex and intractable problem space.  The challenges to testing can be found in Business, Organizational, Technical and Cultural context factors.

Some challenges seem to recur in different contexts.  Some challenges are unique to a specific context.  Some challenges are related to changing contexts.

We are seeking a wide variety of stories about testing challenges.  We would like to share examples of great successes and dismal failures.  What worked?  What did not work?  How did you overcome or avoid these challenges?  Were you able to use testing challenges to your advantage?

By sharing test challenge stories, we hope to identify specific skills which could be taught and shared to foster better testing.  After each experience report is shared, a short affinity analysis will be done to capture relevant test skill ideas.

About Experience Reports

Experience Reports describe a firsthand incident, occurrence, event, happening, episode, adventure, exploit or escapade. You will tell your story as a narrative, with (or without) any visual aids you feel might help you explain the situation (architecture diagrams, graphs, etc).  Then, you will answer questions about what happened, and the group will discuss issues brought to mind from hearing your story.  The goal is not to present tools, methodology, or practice, but to share what you saw and did in your work. Both positive and negative outcomes are instructional.

More guidance on experience reports can be found here: You can also learn more about Experience Reports by watching a video on the subject here:

Conference Location and Key Dates

Saturday, January 16, 2015: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The conference will be held in the downtown Montreal area.


MOIIST is a peer workshop for practitioners to share experiences in software testing, to allow people interested in these topics to network with their peers, and to help build a community of professionals with common interests. Our constituency is people who are interested in all areas of software testing.

MOIIST is not vendor, consultant, or end-user-centric, but strives to provide a mix of viewpoints and experiences.  The range of potential interest is broad, from single-device embedded systems to complex ecosystems that are multi-tier, multi-platform, and multivendor, including components spread across multiple organizations.

To learn more about MOIIST, visit

No fees are charged to participate in MOIIST.

Delegates will be selected from applicants by MOIIST organizers with an attempt to get a broad variety of experiences from different business, organizational and technical contexts.  A maximum of twenty delegates will be invited from among applicants.

Submissions for Attending MOIIST as a Delegate

Please send proposals to:

Submissions should include a short summary of the candidatesʼ relevant experience.  The deadline for receiving submissions is December 18, 2015.  Successful applicants will be informed by December 30, 2015.

Submissions for Attending MOIIST

Please send requests to participate by email to:

Requests should include a short summary of the candidates’ relevant experience and if you are interested in presenting please include a summary of the proposed experience report (max. 500 words).  The deadline for receiving submissions is December 18, 2015.  Successful applicants will be informed by December 30, 2015.