René Just's publications


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2017

“Inferring Mutant Utility from Program Context”
by René Just, Bob Kurtz, and Paul Ammann.
In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), (Santa Barbara, CA, USA), July 10-12 2017.
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“Evaluating and improving fault localization”
by Spencer Pearson, José Campos, René Just, Gordon Fraser, Rui Abreu, Michael D. Ernst, Deric Pang, and Benjamin Keller.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), May 20-28 2017.
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“Customized Program Mutation: Inferring Mutant Utility from Program Context”
by René Just, Bob Kurtz, and Paul Ammann, University of Massachusetts.
Amherst technical report UM-CS-2017-004, (Amherst, MA, USA), Apr. 2017.
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“Private API Access and Functional Mocking in Automated Unit Test Generation”
by Andrea Arcuri, Gordon Fraser, and René Just.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), March 13-17 2017.
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2016

“Evaluating & improving fault localization techniques”
by Spencer Pearson, José Campos, René Just, Gordon Fraser, Rui Abreu, Michael D. Ernst, Deric Pang, and Benjamin Keller.
University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering technical report UW-CSE-16-08-03, (Seattle, WA, USA), Aug. 2016.
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“Unit testing tool competition: round four”
by Urko Rueda, René Just, Juan P Galeotti, and Tanja EJ Vos.
In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST), May 2016, pp. 19-28.
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2015

“Do Automatically Generated Unit Tests Find Real Faults? An Empirical Study of Effectiveness and Challenges”
by Sina Shamshiri, René Just, José M. Rojas, Gordon Fraser, Phil McMinn, and Andrea Arcuri.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), (Lincoln, NE, USA), November 11-13 2015, pp. 201-211. ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.
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“Static analysis of implicit control flow: Resolving Java reflection and Android intents”
by Paulo Barros, René Just, Suzanne Millstein, Paul Vines, Werner Dietl, Marcelo d'Amorim, and Michael D. Ernst.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), (Lincoln, NE, USA), November 11-13 2015, pp. 669-679.
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An extended version appeared as “Static analysis of implicit control flow: Resolving Java reflection and Android intents (extended version)” by Paulo Barros, René Just, Suzanne Millstein, Paul Vines, Werner Dietl, Marcelo d'Amorim, and Michael D. Ernst. University of Washington technical report UW-CSE-15-08-01, Aug. 2015.

“Higher accuracy and lower run time: Efficient mutation analysis using non-redundant mutation operators”
by René Just and Franz Schweiggert.
Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (JSTVR), vol. 25, no. 5-7, Jan. 2015, pp. 490-507.
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2014

“Are mutants a valid substitute for real faults in software testing?”
by René Just, Darioush Jalali, Laura Inozemtseva, Michael D. Ernst, Reid Holmes, and Gordon Fraser.
In Proceedings of the Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), (Hong Kong), November 18-20 2014, pp. 654-665. ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.
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A previous version appeared as University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering technical report UW-CSE-14-02-02, Feb. 2014.

“Collaborative verification of information flow for a high-assurance app store”
by Michael D. Ernst, René Just, Suzanne Millstein, Werner M. Dietl, Stuart Pernsteiner, Franziska Roesner, Karl Koscher, Paulo Barros, Ravi Bhoraskar, Seungyeop Han, Paul Vines, and Edward X. Wu.
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), (Scottsdale, AZ, USA), November 4-6 2014, pp. 1092-1104.
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A previous version appeared as University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering technical report UW-CSE-14-04-02, Apr. 2014.

“Efficient mutation analysis by propagating and partitioning infected execution states”
by René Just, Michael D. Ernst, and Gordon Fraser.
In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), (San Jose, CA, USA), July 23-25 2014, pp. 315-326. ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.
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“The Major mutation framework: Efficient and scalable mutation analysis for Java”
by René Just.
In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), (San Jose, CA, USA), July 23-25 2014, pp. 433-436.
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“Defects4J: A database of existing faults to enable controlled testing studies for Java programs”
by René Just, Darioush Jalali, and Michael D. Ernst.
In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), (San Jose, CA, USA), July 23-25 2014, pp. 437-440.
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2013

“Using state infection conditions to detect equivalent mutants and speed up mutation analysis”
by René Just, Michael D. Ernst, and Gordon Fraser.
In Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar 13021: Symbolic Methods in Testing, 2013. arXiv:1303.2784, preprint.
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“On effective and efficient mutation analysis for unit and integration testing”
by René Just.
Ph.D. dissertation, Ulm University, 2013.
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2012

“Using non-redundant mutation operators and test suite prioritization to achieve efficient and scalable mutation analysis”
by René Just, Gregory M Kapfhammer, and Franz Schweiggert.
In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), November 28-30 2012, pp. 11-20.
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“Do redundant mutants affect the effectiveness and efficiency of mutation analysis?”
by René Just, Gregory M. Kapfhammer, and Franz Schweiggert.
In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Mutation Analysis (Mutation), April 17 2012, pp. 720-725.
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2011

“Automating unit and integration testing with partial oracles”
by René Just and Franz Schweiggert.
Software Quality Journal (SQJ), vol. 19, no. 4, Dec. 2011, pp. 753-769.
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“MAJOR: An efficient and extensible tool for mutation analysis in a Java compiler”
by René Just, Franz Schweiggert, and Gregory M. Kapfhammer.
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), November 9-11 2011, pp. 612-615.
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“Using conditional mutation to increase the efficiency of mutation analysis”
by René Just, Gregory M. Kapfhammer, and Franz Schweiggert.
In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST), May 23-24 2011, pp. 50-56.
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