GMU Software Engineering Seminar Series



New Date/Time: 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.

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