About Mutation 2012
Mutation is acknowledged as an important way to assess the fault-finding effectiveness of tests sets. Mutation testing has mostly been applied at the source code level, but more recently, related ideas have also been used to test artifacts described in a considerable variety of notations and at different levels of abstraction. Mutation ideas are used with requirements, formal specifications, architectural design notations, informal descriptions (e.g. use cases) and hardware. Mutation is now established as a major concept in software and systems V&V and uses of mutation are increasing.
Mutation Analysis 2012 (Mutation 2012) is the seventh in the series of international workshops. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss new and emerging trends in mutation analysis. It will take place in April 17, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST'12) (18-20 April 2012).
There will be a special issue of STVR on mutation testing. All authors are encouraged to submit. The submission deadline is September 3, 2012.