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Dynamic Integration Test Selection Based on Test Case Dependencies
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems. IS (Embedded Systems).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8724-9049
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems. IS (Embedded Systems).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1512-0844
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems. ww.sics.se.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0921-0878
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems. IS (Embedded Systems).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0611-2655
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2016 (English)In: 2016 IEEE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE TESTING, VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION WORKSHOPS (ICSTW), Chicago, United States, 2016, 277-286 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Prioritization, selection and minimization of test cases are well-known problems in software testing. Test case prioritization deals with the problem of ordering an existing set of test cases, typically with respect to the estimated likelihood of detecting faults. Test case selection addresses the problem of selecting a subset of an existing set of test cases, typically by discarding test cases that do not add any value in improving the quality of the software under test. Most existing approaches for test case prioritization and selection suffer from one or several drawbacks. For example, they to a large extent utilize static analysis of code for that purpose, making them unfit for higher levels of testing such as integration testing. Moreover, they do not exploit the possibility of dynamically changing the prioritization or selection of test cases based on the execution results of prior test cases. Such dynamic analysis allows for discarding test cases that do not need to be executed and are thus redundant. This paper proposes a generic method for prioritization and selection of test cases in integration testing that addresses the above issues. We also present the results of an industrial case study where initial evidence suggests the potential usefulness of our approach in testing a safety-critical train control management subsystem.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago, United States, 2016. 277-286 p.
Keyword [en]
Software testing, Integration testing, Test selection, Test prioritization, Fuzzy, AHP, Optimization
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Engineering and Technology Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33116DOI: 10.1109/ICSTW.2016.14ISI: 000382490200038Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84992215253ISBN: 978-1-5090-3674-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-33116DiVA: diva2:967492
Conference
9th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW)
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ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and SystemsTOCSYC - Testing of Critical System Characteristics (KKS)IMPRINT - Innovative Model-Based Product Integration Testing (Vinnova)
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2017-10-16Bibliographically approved
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1. A Decision Support System for Integration Test Selection
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Decision Support System for Integration Test Selection
2016 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Software testing generally suffers from time and budget limitations. Indiscriminately executing all available test cases leads to sub-optimal exploitation of testing resources. Selecting too few test cases for execution on the other hand might leave a large number of faults undiscovered. Test case selection and prioritization techniques can lead to more efficient usage of testing resources and also early detection of faults. Test case selection addresses the problem of selecting a subset of an existing set of test cases, typically by discarding test cases that do not add any value in improving the quality of the software under test. Test case prioritization schedules test cases for execution in an order to increase their effectiveness at achieving some performance goals such as: earlier fault detection, optimal allocation of testing resources and reducing overall testing effort. In practice, prioritized selection of test cases requires the evaluation of different test case criteria, and therefore, this problem can be formulated as a multi-criteria decision making problem. As the number of decision criteria grows, application of a systematic decision making solution becomes a necessity. In this thesis, we propose a tool-supported framework using a decision support system, for prioritizing and selecting integration test cases in embedded system development. The framework provides a complete loop for selecting the best candidate test case for execution based on a finite set of criteria. The results of multiple case studies, done on a train control management subsystem from Bombardier Transportation AB in Sweden, demonstrate how our approach helps to select test cases in a systematic way. This can lead to early detection of faults while respecting various criteria. Also, we have evaluated a customized return on investment metric to quantify the economic benefits in optimizing system integration testing using our framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2016
Series
Mälardalen University Press Licentiate Theses, ISSN 1651-9256 ; 242
National Category
Computer Systems
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33118 (URN)978-91-7485-282-0 (ISBN)
Presentation
2016-10-25, Omega, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-09 Last updated: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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