What software testing research and development do you need?

Next month I’m going to the IEEE Conference on Software Testing, Validation and Verification (ICST 2018). It’s a forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners. Researchers are well represented. If you could ask for projects to make your testing better or easier, what would you request? What study questions, process improvements or tool developments could advance your practice of testing?
I can’t say that I’ll have an opportunity to talk with anyone interested or funded to do what you need (if it’s even feasible). But I thought I’d ask, just in case.