A Survey on Applications of Program Slicing

  • Lin Du
  • Pingsheng Cai
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 158)


With the rapid increasing of software size and complexity, program slicing is widely applied in software engineering. Program slicing is a technique for simplifying programs by focusing on selected aspects of semantics. In this paper, four kinds of applications of program slicing are reviewed: program debugging, program testing, software measurement and software maintenance. Several theoretical and empirical contributions in the current decade related to applications of slicing are discussed. Based on the analysis of what has been achieved in recent years, we believe that program slicing will be paid more and more attentions in the future.


Program slicing Program debugging Program testing Software measurement Software maintenance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyUniversity of Qilu NormalShandongChina

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