Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original short or full papers in any area of mutation. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Mutation-based test adequacy criteria (theory or practical application).
- Mutation testing using higher order mutants.
- Test-case generation using mutants.
- Using mutation in empirical studies (e.g. studies that compare mutation with other testing techniques).
- Industrial experience with mutation.
- New mutation systems for programming languages (e.g. for languages not yet addressed, or offering improvements on existing ones) and for higher-level descriptive notations (e.g. formal specification notations and architectural design notations).
- Mutation for Internet Systems (QoS, security, performance, etc.).
- Novel applications of mutation.
Three types of papers can be submitted to the workshop:
- - Full papers (10 pages): Research, case studies
- - Short papers (6 pages): Research in progress, tools, experience reports, problem descriptions, new ideas.
- - Industrial papers (6 pages).
Each submitted paper must conform to the two-column IEEE conference publication format (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting), must be submitted in PDF format and submission guidelines. Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance and originality of the work and to their ability to generate discussions between the participants of the workshop. Each paper will be reviewed by three reviewers, and accepted papers will be published as part of the ICST proceedings.