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MSR 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May 2021 10:19 - 10:22 at MSR Room 2 - Testing and code review Chair(s): Jürgen Cito

Background: Test flakiness is identified as a major issue that compromises the regression testing process of complex software systems. Flaky tests manifest non-deterministic behaviour, send confusing signals to developers, and break their trust in test suites. Both industrial reports and research studies highlighted the negative impact of flakiness on software quality and developers’ productivity. While researchers strive to devise solutions that could help developers addressing test flakiness, the elaboration and assessment of these solutions are hindered by the lack of datasets large enough to leverage learning techniques. Aim: To address this lack, we conduct an exploratory study that investigates a new mean for producing datasets of flaky tests. Method: We propose an approach that relies on program mutation to inject flakiness in software tests. In particular, we plan to delete helper statements from tests to make their outcomes order-dependent, i.e., pass in certain running orders but fail in other orders. We intend to apply our mutation-based approach to a set of 14 Java projects to assess the effectiveness of test mutation in injecting order-dependency and generate a new dataset that could be used to study flakiness.

Conference Day
Mon 17 May

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10:00 - 10:50
Testing and code reviewTechnical Papers / Data Showcase / Registered Reports at MSR Room 2
Chair(s): Jürgen CitoTU Wien and Facebook
10:01
3m
Talk
A Traceability Dataset for Open Source Systems
Data Showcase
Mouna HammoudiJOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITY LINZ, Christoph Mayr-DornJohannes Kepler University, Linz, Atif MashkoorJohannes Kepler University Linz, Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University
Media Attached
10:04
4m
Talk
How Java Programmers Test Exceptional Behavior
Technical Papers
Diego MarcilioUSI Università della Svizzera italiana, Carlo A. FuriaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Pre-print
10:08
4m
Talk
An Exploratory Study of Log Placement Recommendation in an Enterprise System
Technical Papers
Jeanderson CândidoDelft University of Technology, Jan HaesenAdyen N.V., Maurício AnicheDelft University of Technology, Arie van DeursenDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Pre-print Media Attached
10:12
3m
Talk
Does Code Review Promote Conformance? A Study of OpenStack Patches
Technical Papers
Panyawut Sri-iesaranusornNara Institute of Science and Technology, Raula Gaikovina KulaNAIST, Takashi IshioNara Institute of Science and Technology
Pre-print
10:15
4m
Talk
A Replication Study on the Usability of Code Vocabulary in Predicting Flaky Tests
Technical Papers
Guillaume HabenUniversity of Luxembourg, Sarra HabchiUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Mike PapadakisUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Maxime CordyUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pre-print Media Attached
10:19
3m
Talk
On the Use of Mutation in Injecting Test Order-Dependency
Registered Reports
Sarra HabchiUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Maxime CordyUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Mike PapadakisUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pre-print Media Attached
10:22
28m
Live Q&A
Discussions and Q&A
Technical Papers


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