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  The objective of this symposium, the first of its kind, is to bring together researchers and practitioners of mutation testing from all over the world. These individuals will share their experiences and insights into one of the most fascinating and powerful techniques for software testing, namely, Mutation! The originators of mutation testing will be keynote speakers. Research talks will focus on various practical and theoretical aspects of mutation testing. Symposium proceedings will be published. These proceedings will document the work done in mutation testing, and hence will serve as a long lasting reference for researchers, educators, and students. In addition, selected papers will also be published in a special issue of the Journal of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability. The symposium is being organized the day before ISSRE 2000 as a convenience to those interested in both testing and reliability, and in participating in both the events.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original manuscripts of either full paper or short paper describing work in any of the following areas:

    Mutation-based test adequacy criteria
    Effectiveness of mutation
    Comparison of mutation with other testing techniques
    Tools for mutation
    Experience with mutation
    Mutation applied to OO programs
    Novel applications of mutation

Submitted manuscripts should be in English and no longer than 5000 words or 20 double-spaced pages for full papers, and 2500 words or 10 double-spaced pages for short papers. All submissions must be made electronically in Word, PDF or postscript format. Each submission should include title, all authors' names, affiliations, and complete mail and electronic mail addresses, together with an abstract not exceeding 200 words and keyword list of 4 - 5 keywords. Final versions of accepted papers will be limited to 10 pages for long papers and 5 pages for short papers in the IEEE proceedings format described at http://computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm.

Important Dates
June 1, 2000   Research papers due
June 1, 2000   Experience Reports due
June 1, 2000   Proposals for Tool demo due
July 31, 2000   Acceptance Notification (Revised Date)
August 31, 2000   Camera Ready Manuscript due (Revised Date)

Honorary Chair  
Richard J. Lipton
Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
rjl@cs.princeton.edu

General Chair
Aditya P. Mathur
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
apm@cs.purdue.edu

Program Chair
W. Eric Wong
Applied Research
Telcordia Technologies
ewong@research.telcordia.com

ISSRE 2000 Liaison
Allen P. Nikora
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Allen.P.Nikora@jpl.nasa.gov

Program Committee
John A. Clark, University of York, UK
Bob Horgan, Telcordia Technologies, USA
William E. Howden, University of California at San Diego, USA
Kim N. King, Georgia State University, USA
Jose C. Maldonado, University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil
W. Michael McCracken, Georgia Tech, USA
Jeff Offutt, George Mason University, USA
Martin Woodward, University of Liverpool, UK

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