Kapfhammer Publishes Paper on Mutation Analysis

Associate Professor of Computer Science Gregory M. Kapfhammer and co-authors René Just and Franz Schweiggert (University of Ulm, Germany) published a paper in the proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Mutation Analysis. The paper “Do Redundant Mutants Affect the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Mutation Analysis?” empirically answers the question posed in its title with a convincing “yes.” Then the paper describes and evaluates a method for removing redundant mutants that can decrease the cost of this important software testing technique by up to 34 percent.