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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
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: SciTePress
Source: 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Funchal, Portugal, 8-12 June 2010
Conference: International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems 
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.
DOI: 10.5220/0002902302500255
Type: Conference Papers
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια /Conference papers - poster -presentation

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