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ISSTA 2018
Sun 15 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA 2018
Tue 17 Jul 2018 16:20 - 16:40 at Zurich II - Test and Oracle Generation Chair(s): Sarfraz Khurshid

Procedure specifications are useful in many software development tasks. As one example, in automatic test case generation they can guide testing, act as test oracles able to reveal bugs, and identify illegal inputs. Whereas formal specifications are seldom available in practice, it is standard practice for developers to document their code with semi-structured comments. These comments express the procedure specification with a mix of predefined tags and natural language.

This paper presents JDoctor, an approach that combines pattern, lexical and semantic matching to translate Javadoc comments into executable procedure specifications written as Java expressions. In an empirical evaluation, JDoctor achieved precision of 91% and recall of 83% in translating Javadoc into procedure specifications.
We also supplied the JDoctor-derived specifications to an automated test case generation tool, Randoop. The specifications enabled Randoop to generate test cases that reveal more defects and produce fewer false alarms.

Tue 17 Jul

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16:00 - 17:30
Test and Oracle GenerationISSTA Technical Papers at Zurich II
Chair(s): Sarfraz Khurshid University of Texas at Austin
Tests from Traces: Automated Unit Test Extraction for R
ISSTA Technical Papers
Filip Křikava Czech Technical University, Jan Vitek Northeastern University
Translating Code Comments to Procedure Specifications
ISSTA Technical Papers
Arianna Blasi Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and IMDEA Software Institute, Alberto Goffi Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Konstantin Kuznetsov Saarland University, CISPA, Alessandra Gorla IMDEA Software Institute, Michael D. Ernst University of Washington, USA, Mauro Pezzè University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, Sergio Delgado Castellanos IMDEA Software Institute
PerfFuzz: Automatically Generating Pathological InputsDistinguished Paper
ISSTA Technical Papers
Caroline Lemieux University of California, Berkeley, Rohan Padhye University of California, Berkeley, Koushik Sen University of California, Berkeley, Dawn Song
Q&A in groups
ISSTA Technical Papers