Selected Journal Publications


Professor W. Eric Wong


  1. W. Eric Wong, Ruizhi Gao, Yihao Li, Rui Abreu, and Franz Wotawa, “A Survey on Software Fault Localization,” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), (available online at 10.1109/TSE.2016.2521368 since 25 January 2016)

  2. Fevzi Belli, Christof Budnik, Axel Hollmann, Tugkan Tuglular, and W. Eric Wong, “Model-Based Mutation Testing - Approach and Case Studies,” Science of Computer Programming, 120:25-48, May 2016

  3. Ruizhi Gao, W. Eric Wong, Zhenyu Chen, and Yabin Wang, “Effective Software Fault Localization using Predicated Execution Results,” Software Quality Journal, (online since November 11, 2015)(DOI 10.1007/s11219-015-9295-1)

  4. Yabin Wang, Ruizhi Gao, Zhenyu Chen, W. Eric Wong, and Bin Luo, “WAS: a Weighted Attribute-based Strategy for Cluster Test Selection,” Journal of Systems and Software, 98:44-58, December 2014

  5. Vidroha Debroy and W. Eric Wong, “Combining Mutation and Fault Localization for Automated Program Debugging,” Journal of Systems and Software, 90:45-60, April 2014

  6. W. Eric Wong, Vidroha Debroy, Ruizhi Gao, and Yihao Li,“The DStar Method for Effective Software Fault Localization,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 63(1), March 2014

  7. Paulo Bueno, Mario Jino ,and W. Eric Wong, “Diversity Oriented Test Data Generation Using Metaheuristic Search Techniques,” Information Sciences, 259:490-509, February 2014

  8. Tsong Yueh Chen, Fei-Ching Kuo, Huai Liu, and W. Eric Wong, “Code Coverage of Adaptive Random Testing,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 62(1):226-237, March 2013

  9. Xiaoyuan Xie, W. Eric Wong, Tsong Yueh Chen, and Baowen. Xu, “Metamorphic Slice: An application in Spectrum-Based Fault Localization,” Information and Software Technology, 55(5):866-879, May 2013

  10. Hai Hu, Chang-Hai Jiang, Kai-Yuan Cai, W. Eric Wong, and Aditya P. Mathur, “Enhancing Software Reliability Estimates using Modified Adaptive Testing,” Information and Software Technology, 55(2):288-300, February 2013

  11. Vidroha Debroy and W. Eric Wong, “A Consensus-based Strategy to Improve the Quality of Fault Localization,” Software: Practice and Experience, 43(8):989-1011, August 2013

  12. Andrew Restrepo and W. Eric Wong, “Validation of SDL-based Architectural Design Models using Communication-based Coverage Criteria,” Information and Software Technology Volume 54, Issue 12, Pages 1418-1431, December 2012

  13. W. Eric Wong, Vidroha Debroy, Richard Golden, Xiaofeng Xu and Bhavani Thuraisingham, “Effective Software Fault Localization using an RBF Neural Network,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 61(1)49-169, March 2012

  14. W. Eric Wong, Vidroha Debroy ,and Dianxiang Xu, “Towards Better Fault Localization: A Crosstab-based Statistical Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics -- Part C: Applications & Reviews, Volume 42, Number 3, pp. 378-396, May 2012

  15. Omar El Ariss, Dianxiang Xu, and W. Eric Wong, “Integrating Safety Analysis with Functional Modeling,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A: Systems and Humans, 41(4):610-624, July 2011

  16. Ahyoung Sung, Byoungju Choi, W. Eric Wong ,and Vidroha Debroy, “Mutant Generation for Embedded Systems Using Kernel-Based Software and Hardware Fault Simulation,” Information and Software Technology, 53(10):1153-1164, October 2011

  17. Xiaofeng Xu, Vidroha Debroy, W. Eric Wong ,and Donghui Guo, “Ties Within Fault Localization Rankings: Exposing and Addressing the Problem,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 21(6):803-827, September 2011

  18. Vidroha Debroy and W. Eric Wong, “On the Estimation of Adequate Test Set Size Using Fault Failure Rates,” Journal of Systems and Software, 84(4)587-602, April 2011

  19. W. Eric Wong, Vidroha Debroy ,and Andrew Restrepo, “The Role of Software in Recent Catastrophic Accidents,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 59(3):469-473, September 2010

  20. W. Eric Wong, Vidroha Debroy ,and Byoungju Choi, “A Family of Code Coverage-based Heuristics for Effective Fault Localization,” Journal of Systems and Software, 83(2):188-208, February 2010

  21. W. Eric Wong and Vidroha Debroy, “Software Fault Localization,“ IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 59(3):473-475, September 2010

  22. W. Eric Wong, Andrew Restrepo ,and Byoungju Choi, “Validation of SDL Specifications using EFSM-based Test Generation,” Information and Software Technology, 51(11): 1505-1519, November 2009

  23. W. Eric Wong and Yu Qi, “BP Neural Network-based Effective Fault Localization,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 19(4): 573-597, June 2009

  24. Hui Liang, Jin Song Dong, Jing Sun ,and W. Eric Wong, “Software Monitoring through Formal Specification Animation,” Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, 5(4):231-241, December 2009

  25. Joao Cangusu, Kendra Cooper ,and W. Eric Wong, “A Segment-Based Approach for the Reduction of the Number of Test Cases for Performance Evaluation of Components,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 19(4): 481-505, June 2009

  26. W. Eric Wong and Vidroha Debroy, “Malicious Code,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 58(2):249-251, June 2009

  27. Dianxiang Xu, Weifeng Xu ,and W. Eric Wong, “Automated Test Code Generation from Class State Models,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 19(4): 599-623, June 2009

  28. W. Eric Wong and Yu Lei, “Reachability Graph-Based Test Sequence Generation for Concurrent Programs,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 18(6):803-822, September 2008

  29. Yuting Chen, Shaoying Liu ,and W. Eric Wong, “A Review Approach to Detecting Violations of Consistency between Specification and Program Structures,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 18(8):1013-1042, December 2008

  30. Dianxiang Xu, Weifeng Xu ,and W. Eric Wong, “Testing Aspect-Oriented Programs with UML Design Models,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 18(3):413-437, May 2008

  31. Dianxiang Xu, Vivek Goel, Kendall Nygard ,and W. Eric Wong, “Aspect-Oriented Specification of Threat-Driven Security Requirements,” International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 31(1/2):131-140, February 2008

  32. Victor Chan, W. Eric Wong, and Tianfa Xie, “A Statistical Methodology to Simplify Software Metric Models Constructed Using Incomplete Data Samples,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 17(6):689-707, December 2007

  33. W. Eric Wong and Yu Qi, “Effective Program Debugging based on Execution Slices and Inter-Block Data Dependency,” Journal of Systems and Software, 79(7):891-903, July 2006

  34. Lirong Dai, Kendra Cooper ,and W. E. Wong, “Modeling and Analysis of Performance Aspects for Software Architecture: A UML-Based Approach,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 16(3):347-378, June 2006

  35. Auri Vincenzi, Marcio Delamaro, Jose Maldonado ,and W. Eric Wong, “Establishing Structural Testing Criteria for Java Bytecode,” Software-Practice and Experience, 36(14):1513-1541, November 2006

  36. Yu Qi, David Kung ,and W. Eric Wong, “An Agent-based Data-Flow Testing Approach for Web Applications,” Journal of Information and Software Technology, 48(12):1159-1171, December 2006

  37. W. Eric Wong, Tatiana Sugeta, Yu Qi ,and Jose Maldonado, “Smart Debugging Software Architectural Design in SDL,” Journal of Systems and Software, 76(1):15-28, April 2005

  38. W. Eric Wong and Swapna Gokhale, “Static and Dynamic Distance Metrics for Feature-Based Code Analysis,” Journal of Systems and Software, 74(3):283-295, February 2005

  39. Auri Vincenzi, Jose Maldonado, W. Eric Wong,and Marcio Delamaro, “Coverage Testing of Java Programs and Components,” Journal of Science of Computer Programming, 56(1-2):211-230, April 2005

  40. Feng Liu, Wu Chou, Weiping Guo, and W. Eric Wong, “An Approach of Integrating SIP in Converged Multimodal/Multimedia Communication Services,” Journal of Telecommunication Systems, 28(3-4):387-405, March 2005

  41. Swapna Gokhale, W. Eric Wong, Joseph R. Horgan ,and Kishor S. Trivedi, “An Analytical Approach to Architecture-Based Software Performance and Reliability Prediction,” Journal of Performance Evaluation, 58(4):391-412, December 2004

  42. Joao Cangussu, Kendra Cooper, and W. Eric Wong, “An Empirical Evaluation of a Run-Time Dynamic Adaptable Framework,” The Journal Studia Informatica Universalis, 3(3):255-284, December 2004

  43. W. Eric Wong and J. Jenny Li, “Redesigning Legacy Systems into the Object-Oriented Paradigm,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 14(3):255-276, June 2004

  44. W. Eric Wong, Tatiana Sugeta, J. Jenny Li ,and Jose Maldonado, “Coverage Testing Software Architectural Design in SDL,” Journal of Computer Networks, 42(3):359-374, June 2003

  45. Mei-Hwa Chen, Michael R. Lyu ,and W. Eric Wong, “Effect of Code Coverage on Software Reliability Measurement,” IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 50(2):165-170, June 2001

  46. W. Eric Wong, Joseph R. Horgan, Michael Syring, Wayne Zage ,and Dolores Zage, “Applying Design Metrics to Predict Fault-Proneness: A Case Study on a Large-Scale Software System,” Software-Practice and Experience, 30(14):1587-1608, November 2000

  47. W. Eric Wong, Swapna. Gokhale ,and Joseph R. Horgan, “Quantifying the Closeness between Program Components and Features,” Journal of Systems and Software, 54(2):87-98, October 2000

  48. W. Eric Wong, Joseph R. Horgan, Aditya P. Mathur ,and Alberto Pasquini, “Test Set Size Minimization and Fault Detection Effectiveness: A Case Study in a Space Application,” Journal of Systems and Software, 48(2):79-89, October 1999

  49. Norman Wilde, Randy Justice, Kristin Blackwell ,and W. Eric Wong, “Dynamic Analysis Methods for the Year 2000 Problem,” Journal of Software Maintenance, 11(3):167-182, May/June 1999

  50. Hira Agrawal, James L. Alberi, Joseph R. Horgan, J. Jenny Li, Saul London, W. Eric Wong, Sudipto Ghosh ,and Norman Wilde, “Mining System Tests to Aid Software Maintenance,” IEEE Computer, 31(7):64-73, July 1998

  51. W. Eric Wong, Joseph R. Horgan, Saul London ,and Aditya P. Mathur, “Effect of Test Set Minimization on Fault Detection Effectiveness,” Software-Practice and Experience, 28(4):347-369, April 1998

  52. W. Eric Wong and Aditya P. Mathur, “Reducing the cost of Mutation Testing: An Empirical Study,” Journal of Systems and Software, 31(3):185-196, December 1995

  53. W. Eric Wong and Aditya P. Mathur, “Fault Detection Effectiveness of Mutation and Data Flow Testing,” Software Quality Journal, 4(1):69-83, March 1995

  54. Richard A. DeMillo, Aditya P. Mathur, and W. E. Wong, “Some Critical Remarks on a Hierarchy of Fault-Detecting Abilities of Test Methods,” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 10, pp. 858-861, October 1995

  55. Aditya P. Mathur and W. Eric Wong, “An Empirical Comparison of Data Flow and Mutation Based Test Adequacy Criteria,” Journal of Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability, 4(1):9-31, March 1994


Professor Lingming Zhang


  1. Dan Hao, Lingming Zhang, Lu Zhang, Gregg Rothermel, and Hong Mei, “A Unified Test-Case Prioritization Approach,” ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM 2015), to appear

  2. Lingming Zhang, Miryung Kim, and Sarfraz Khurshid, “FaultTracer: A Spectrum-Based Approach to Localizing Failure-Inducing Program Edits,” Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution(JSME 2013), to appear, 2013

  3. Hong Mei, Dan Hao, Lingming Zhang, Lu Zhang, and Gregg Rothermel, “A Static Approach to Prioritizing JUnit Test Cases,” IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering (TSE 2012), 38(6): 1258-1275, November/December 2012


Dr. Mark Paulk


  1. J. Garzas and M.C. Paulk, “A Case Study of Software Process Improvement with CMMI-DEV and Scrum in Spanish Companies,” Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 25(12): 1325-1333, December 2013

  2. M.C. Paulk, J.F. Arce, J.D. Blaine, M.B. Chrissis, T. Daughtrey, A. Dorling, S. Duncan, T. Ehrhorn, U. Ferrell, L. Jowers, P. McQuaid, J. Pryde, S. Rakitin, and D. Zubrow, “Are Process Improvement Frameworks Worth the Dysfunction?” ASQ Software Quality Professional, 15(3): 4-14, June 2013

  3. M.C. Paulk, “A Scrum Adoption Survey,” ASQ Software Quality Professional, 15(2): 27-34, March 2013

  4. D.M. Northcutt and M.C. Paulk, “Statistical Sampling for Process Assessments,” ASQ Software Quality Professional, 12(4): 19-28, September 2010

  5. M.C. Paulk, “The Impact of Process Discipline on Personal Software Quality and Productivity,” ASQ Software Quality Professional, 12(2): 15-19, March 2010

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