Mutation analysis involves mutation of software artifacts that are then used to evaluate the quality of software verification tools and techniques. It is considered the premier technique for evaluating the fault revealing effectiveness of test suites, test generation techniques and other testing approaches. Ideas derived from mutation analysis have also been used to test artifacts at different levels of abstraction, including requirements, formal specifications, models, architectural design notations and even informal descriptions. Recently, mutation has played an important role in software engineering for AI, such as in verifying learned models and behaviors. Furthermore, researchers and practitioners have investigated diverse forms of mutation, such as training data or test data mutation, in combination with metamorphic testing to evaluate model performance in machine learning and detecting adversarial examples.
Mutation 2024 is the 19th in the series of international workshops focusing on mutation analysis. The workshop will be co-located with the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST 2024). Accepted papers will be published as part of the ICST proceedings.
The Mutation workshop aims to be the premier forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss recent advances in the area and propose new research directions. We invite submission of full and short length research papers, full and short length industry papers, and ‘Hot Off the Press’ presentations.
**NOTICE (24 Jan 2024)**: To give a bit of extra time to authors, we decided to have a soft deadline and allow the authors to update their submissions by **Feb 04** only if they made initial submissions before **Feb 01**. Please, remember to register your paper and submit the title and abstract before **Feb 01**.
Mutation 2024 aims to be the premier forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss recent advances in the area of mutation analysis and propose new research directions. We invite submissions of full and short length research papers, full and short length industry papers, and ‘Hot Off the Press’ presentations.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Five types of submissions can be made to the workshop:
Each paper must conform to the two columns IEEE conference publication format (please use the letter format template and conference option) and must be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair. 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 submission will be reviewed by three reviewers, and all accepted papers will be published as part of the ICST proceedings (except for Hot Off the Press submissions).
Mutation 2024 will employ a double-anonymous review process (except for Hot Off the Press and industry submissions). Authors must make every effort to anonymise their papers to hide their identities throughout the review process, except for Hot Off the Press submissions. See the double-anonymous QnA page for more information.
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