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GOMTA is a project funded by the Malta Council for Science and Technology through the National Research and Innovation Programme.

In the financial industry, it is common for software companies to invest up to 50% of development budget on writing automated tests. This is done to minimise the risk of introducing vulnerabilities in a financial system which could cause major financial loss and serious damage to reputation. The quality assurance process is typically performed on test systems and are not always able to cover all scenarios that can occur in a production environment.

This project aims to maximise the return on investment on the testing process by automatically transposing the checks performed during testing to the live environment. With no extra cost to the software company, this will ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are captured instantly, thus eliminating a number of potential losses.



  • Market research for GOMTA-developed products on the way by B2BMalta (@BusinessLabsMalta)
  • GOMTA presented three papers in the CSAW 2016 Workshop
  • Published an article in the Technology insert of Times of Malta (24th July 2016) (More)
  • Gave "Extracting Runtime Monitors from Tests: An Overview and a Way Forward" Talk at ECOOP 2016 VORTEX (LINK)
  • Published "Extracting Runtime Monitors from Tests: An Overview and a way forward", ecoop, Rome, 2016 (LINK)
  • Published "Using Gherkin to Extract Tests and Monitors for Safer Medical Device Interaction Design", in the Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems,2016 (LINK)
  • GOMTA presented two papers in the CSAW 2015 Workshop
  • GOMTA was present at Science in the City 2015 on the 25th of September: Exhibit Report
  • Facebook Page Launched

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THE FICT Exhibition 2019 will be held on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2019.

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Last Updated: 26 March 2017

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