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This repository contains the LaTeX source code and additional resources for a position paper that was accepted for publication at the Ninth International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST 2016). The source code of the paper uses the LaTeX style files provided by the organizers of the workshop and a wide variety of other packages that are normally standard with a modern LaTeX distribution such a TeXLive 2015.

You are invited to use this repository as a means for learning more about preparing papers in the field of search-based software testing and as a way to investigate the results and writing in our paper. If you find this example useful, could I trouble you to star this repository and then acknowledge it in your own research efforts? If you would like to learn more about my research program, then you can checkout my gkapfham/research-bibliography.

Here is a reference for the paper:

Gregory M. Kapfhammer, Chris J. Wright, and Phil McMinn. Hitchhikers Need Free Vehicles! Shared Repositories for Statistical Analysis in SBST. 9th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST 2016).

Installation Instructions

You can type the following command if you want to clone this repository:

git clone

If you want to compile the paper to a PDF, then you should type the following commands.

cd sbst2016-paper
pdflatex sbst2016.tex
bibtex sbst2016.aux
pdflatex sbst2016.tex
pdflatex sbst2016.tex

Please note that this has been tested on an Ubuntu 15.04 workstation running a very recent version of LaTeX that was manually installed using the TeXLive installer. It is also worth noting that you can also compile the paper using other LaTeX development tools, such as latexmk. If you are unable to compile the paper with your development tools and your execution environment, then please open a new issue and I will attempt to resolve your concerns.


If you are struggling to get this paper to compile correctly, then please observe that it uses the "Font Awesome" package that should be distributed with most recent versions of LaTeX. You can check to see if you have this package installed by typing the following command in a terminal window:

fc-list | grep fontawesome

If Font Awesome is installed correctly, then you should see output that looks like the following:

/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/fontawesome/FontAwesome.otf: FontAwesome:style=Regular

If you do not see output of this nature, then that suggests that Font Awesome is not installed correctly and thus this paper will not compile for you. It is also possible that the paper will not compile correctly unless you specifically use the xelatex or lualatex compilers on the command line. If you are still having trouble compiling the paper, please consult the following StackOverflow discussion. Again, if problems still persist, then please open a new issue and I will help to resolve your challenges!


Source Code of and Supporting Files for a Paper Published at SBST 2016




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