Bibliography of Fault Localization Papers

This page tries to keep an up-to-date list of literature in software fault localization techniques for researchers. If there is a paper missing from this list, or you have comments in the proposed classification of any of listed papers, please e-mail me.

Amin Alipour
Oregon State University
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What went wrong: explaining counterexamples SPIN 2013  Alex Groce and Willem Visser  Link 
Cause clue clauses: error localization using maximum satisfiability PLDI 2011 Manu Jose and Rupak Majumdar  Link 
Instrumentation and sampling strategies for cooperative concurrency bug isolation OOPSLA 2010  Guoliang Jin, Aditya Thakur, Ben Liblit, and Shan Lu  Link 
Adaptive bug isolation ICSE 2010 Piramanayagam Arumuga Nainar and Ben Liblit  Link 
HOLMES: Effective statistical debugging via efficient path profiling ICSE 2009  Trishul M. Chilimbi, Ben Liblit, Krishna Mehra, Aditya V. Nori, and Kapil Vaswani  Link 
Lightweight fault-localization using multiple coverage types ICSE 2009 Raul Santelices, James A. Jones, Yanbing Yu, and Mary Jean Harrold  Link 
Capturing propagation of infected program states FSE 2009 Zhenyu Zhang, W. K. Chan, T. H. Tse, Bo Jiang, and Xinming Wang  Link 
Evaluating the Accuracy of Fault Localization Techniques ASE 2009  Shaimaa Ali, James H. Andrews, Tamilselvi Dhandapani, and Wantao Wang  Link 
Taming coincidental correctness: Coverage refinement with context patterns to improve fault localization ICSE 2009  Xinming Wang, S. C. Cheung, W. K. Chan, and Zhenyu Zhang  Link 
Fault localization using value replacement ISSTA 2008 Dennis Jeffrey, Neelam Gupta, and Rajiv Gupta  Link 
Time will tell: fault localization using time spectra ICSE 2008 Cemal Yilmaz, Amit Paradkar, and Clay Williams  Link 
Towards locating execution omission errors PLDI 2007 Xiangyu Zhang, Sriraman Tallam, Neelam Gupta, and Rajiv Gupta  Link 
Statistical debugging using compound boolean predicates ISSTA 2007  Piramanayagam Arumuga Nainar, Ting Chen, Jake Rosin, and Ben Liblit  Link 
Context-aware statistical debugging: from bug predictors to faulty control flow paths ASE 2007 Lingxiao Jiang and Zhendong Su  Link 
Locating faults through automated predicate switching ICSE 2006 Xiangyu Zhang, Neelam Gupta, and Rajiv Gupta  Link 
SOBER: statistical model-based bug localization FSE 2005 Chao Liu, Xifeng Yan, Long Fei, Jiawei Han, and Samuel P. Midkiff  Link 
Experimental evaluation of using dynamic slices for fault location AADEBUG 2005  Xiangyu Zhang, Haifeng He, Neelam Gupta, and Rajiv Gupta  Link 
Empirical evaluation of the tarantula automatic fault-localization technique ASE 2005 James A. Jones and Mary Jean Harrold  Link 
Scalable statistical bug isolation PLDI 2005 Ben Liblit, Mayur Naik, Alice X. Zheng, Alex Aiken, and Michael I. Jordan  Link 
Locating faulty code using failure-inducing chops ASE 2005 Neelam Gupta, Haifeng He, Xiangyu Zhang, and Rajiv Gupta  Link 
Locating causes of program failures ICSE 2005 Holger Cleve and Andreas Zeller  Link 
From symptom to cause: localizing errors in counterexample traces POPL 2003 Thomas Ball, Mayur Naik, and Sriram K. Rajamani  Link 
Bug isolation via remote program sampling PLDI 2003  Ben Liblit, Alex Aiken, Alice X. Zheng, and Michael I. Jordan  Link 
Fault localization with nearest neighbor queries ICSE 2003 Renieres, M.; Reiss, S.P.  Link 
isualization of test information to assist fault localization ICSE 2002 James A. Jones, Mary Jean Harrold, and John Stasko  Link 
Isolating cause-effect chains from computer programs ICSE 2002 Andreas Zeller  Link 
Simplifying and Isolating Failure-Inducing Input TSE 2002 Andreas Zeller and Ralf Hildebrandt  Link 
The use of program profiling for software maintenance with applications to the year 2000 problem FSE 1997 Thomas Reps, Thomas Ball, Manuvir Das, and James Larus  Link 
Critical slicing for software fault localization ISSTA 1996 Richard A. DeMillo, Hsin Pan, and Eugene H. Spafford  Link 
Fault localization using execution slices and dataflow tests ISSRE 1995 Agrawal, H.; Horgan, J.R.; London, S.; Wong, W.E  Link 
An efficient relevant slicing method for debugging FSE 1995  Tibor Gyimóthy, Árpád Beszédes, and Istán Forgács  Link 
An Execution-Backtracking Approach to Debugging IEEE Journal 1991 Hiralal Agrawal, Richard A. DeMillo, and Eugene H. Spafford  Link 
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