Test of Time Award Winning Paper from FSE 2014

René Just, Darioush Jalali, Laura Inozemtseva, Michael D. Ernst, Reid Holmes, and Gordon Fraser: Are mutants a valid substitute for real faults in software testing?

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.

Test of Time Award Runner-Up Honorable Mention from FSE 2014

Qingzhou Luo, Farah Hariri, Lamyaa Eloussi, and Darko Marinov: An empirical analysis of flaky tests

For conducting a rigorous empirical study analyzing non-deterministic outcomes of regression tests due to flaky tests.

Impact Paper Award

Marcel Bruch, Martin Monperrus, and Mira Mezini: Learning from examples to improve code completion systems (ESEC/FSE 2009)

For pioneering the use of machine learning to assist developers in generating code snippets, paving the way for today’s intelligent code assistance tools.