Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/3842
Title: Automatic search-based testing with the required k-tuples criterion
Authors: Sofokleous, Anastasis A.
Krokou, Andria
Andreou, Andreas S. 
Keywords: Automatic searches
Code coverage
Control and data flow graphs
Control flow graphs
Data flow
Data flow dependencies
Java program
Required k-tuples
Test case
Test data
Test data generation
Automatic testing
Computer software selection and evaluation
Data flow analysis
Genetic algorithms
Graphic methods
Java programming language
Software testing
Information systems
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: SciTePress
Source: 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Funchal, Portugal, 8-12 June 2010
Abstract: This paper examines the use of data flow criteria in software testing and uses evolutionary algorithms to automate the generation of test data with respect to the required k-tuples criterion. The proposed approach is incorporated into an existing test data generation framework consisting of a program analyzer and a test data generator. The former analyses JAVA programs, creates control and data flow graphs, generates paths in relation to data flow dependencies, simulates test cases execution and determines code coverage on the control flow graphs. The test data generator takes advantage of the program analyzer capabilities and generates test cases by utilizing a series of genetic algorithms. The performance of the framework is compared to similar methods and evaluated using both standard and randomly generated JAVA programs. The preliminary results demonstrate the efficacy and efficiency of this approach.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/jspui/handle/10488/3842
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