The first ever model-based testing user conference was held in Berlin in late October, sponsored among others by ETSI ( See this short conference report for some interesting comments, including some interesting quotes. According to the original post, a person from Nokia Siemens Networks commented that

Our deployment results prove that Model Based Testing (MBT) is the right answer to many challenges in software testing. At Nokia Siemens Networks, we are convinced that we can serve our customers better with this technology.

The next model-based testing user conference will be held, according to the present plans, in autumn 2012, so if you missed this historic event you can repair some of the damage next year!