An Evaluation Framework of Coverage-Based Fault Localization for Object-Oriented Programs

Qing Xu, Yu Pei, Linzhang Wang

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Fault localization is always a complex and time-consuming process. Fault localization techniques based on code coverage information have shown their inspiring ability to narrow down the range of suspicious code. In this paper, we summarize the special features of object-oriented programs, and then we propose a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of these techniques on object-oriented. In the end, a new fault localization technique for object-oriented programs would be proposed, together with a prototype tool to support it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrustworthy Computing and Services - International Conference, ISCTCS 2012, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783642357947
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Trustworthy Computing and Services, ISCTCS 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: 28 May 20122 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference on Trustworthy Computing and Services, ISCTCS 2012


  • Code coverage
  • Fault localization
  • Object-oriented program
  • Suspicious rank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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