GMU Software Engineering <>  Seminar


Date: Mon, 10/26/2009

Time: 12 - 1pm

Location: 4201 Engineering


Title: Mutation Testing: Towards industrial application

Speaker: Pedro Reales Mateo

Since the 1970s, mutation has been a testing technique widely used by
researchers, who have applied it mainly for the validation of test suites,
as well as for the validation of strategies for test case or test data
generation. In our opinion, mutation is today mature enough for its
application in industrial environments. Although the three main steps of
mutation (mutant generation, test case execution and result analysis) may be
quite costly, research has produced a good set of results that make possible
the application of all this knowledge in industry. This work reviews some of
this cost problems and the solutions proposed by the research and present a
tool, "Bacterio", which try to combine this solutions to facilitate the
application of the mutation in the industry.

Pedro Reales has a MSc degree in Computers Science by the university of
Castilla-La Mancha and has a Master in Avanced Computers Technologies by the
university of Castilla-La Mancha. Currently, he is an active member of the
Alarcos Research Group and is an Interchange Visitor in the George Mason
University. His research areas are related to the automation software
testing tasks.



Sam Malek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444 U.S.A.

Phone: +1-703-993-1677

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