FSE Most Influential Paper Award

Award Date
Award Recipient(s)
Darioush Jalali
Gordon Fraser
Laura Inozemtseva
Michael D. Ernst
René Just

The Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) is one of the two most prestigious software engineering conferences. At FSE each year, the most impactful paper from ten years prior is selected by a jury and awarded to the paper that most shaped the field in the intervening decade. The citation for this paper reads:

“For conducting a rigorous empirical study that shows the extent to which mutants can be used to assess the effectiveness of a test suite. This study has been seminal for a number of follow up works, including those learning mutants from existing code bases”.