Mutation Testing for the New Century

  • W. Eric Wong

Part of the The Springer International Series on Advances in Database Systems book series (ADBS, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Keynote Why Software Falls Down

    1. Rich DeMillo
      Pages 1-1
  3. Keynote Mutation: The Early Days

    1. Dick Lipton
      Pages 2-2
  4. Mutation: Application, Effectiveness, and Test Generation (I)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Mark Harman, Rob Hierons, Sebastian Danicic
      Pages 5-13
    3. Paul E. Black, Vadim Okun, Yaacov Yesha
      Pages 14-20
  5. Mutation: Cost Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. José Carlos Maldonado, Ellen Francine Barbosa, Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi, Márcio Eduardo Delamaro
      Pages 22-33
    3. A. Jefferson Offutt, Roland H. Untch
      Pages 34-44
    4. Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi, José Carlos Maldonado, Ellen Francine Barbosa, Márcio Eduardo Delamaro
      Pages 45-45
  6. Mutation: Application, Effectiveness, and Test Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 46-46
    2. Benoit Baudry, Vu Le Hanh, Jean-Marc Jézéquel, Yves Le Traon
      Pages 47-54
    3. David Jackson, Martin R. Woodward
      Pages 55-61
    4. K. S. How Tai Wah
      Pages 62-70
  7. Keynote Programs Determined by Mutation-Adequate tests

  8. Panel Future of Mutation Testing and Its Application

  9. Interface Mutation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sudipto Ghosh, Aditya P. Mathur
      Pages 90-90
    3. Márcio Eduardo Delamaro, José Carlos Maldonado, Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi
      Pages 91-101
  10. Tool Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 102-102
    2. Sudipto Ghosh, Priya Govindarajan, Aditya P. Mathur
      Pages 103-112
    3. José Carlos Maldonado, Márcio Eduardo Delamaro, Sandra C. P. F. Fabbri, Adenilso da Silva Simão, Tatiana Sugeta, Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi et al.
      Pages 113-116
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 118-118

About this book


Extensive research and development has produce mutation tools for languages such as Fortran, Ada, C, and IDL; empirical evaluations comparing mutation with other test adequacy criteria; empirical evidence and theoretical justification for the coupling effect; and techniques for speeding up mutation testing using various types of high performance architectures. Mutation has received the attention of software developers and testers in such diverse areas as network protocols and nuclear simulation.
Mutation Testing for the New Century brings together cutting edge research results in mutation testing from a wide range of researchers. This book provides answers to key questions related to mutation and raises questions yet to be answered. It is an excellent resource for researchers, practitioners, and students of software engineering.


Ada Fortran Java architectures object oriented design performance security

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Eric Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied ResearchTelcordia TechnologiesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4888-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5939-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2944
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