Automatic acceptance test case generation from essential use cases

Massila Kamalrudin, M. Nor Aiza, John Grundy, John Hosking, Mark Robinson

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Requirements validation is a crucial process to determine whether client-stakeholders' needs and expectations of a product are sufficiently correct and complete. Various requirements validation techniques have been used to evaluate the correctness and quality of requirements, but most of these techniques are tedious, expensive and time consuming. Accordingly, most project members are reluctant to invest their time and efforts in the requirements validation process. Moreover, automated tool supports that promote effective collaboration between the client-stakeholders and the engineers are still lacking. In this paper, we describe a novel approach that combines prototyping and test-based requirements techniques to improve the requirements validation process and promote better communication and collaboration between requirements engineers and clientstakeholders. To justify the potential of this prototype tool, we also present three types of evaluation conducted on the prototpye tool, which are the usability survey, 3-tool comparison analysis and expert reviews.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques - Proceedings of the Thirteeenth SoMeT_14
EditorsHamido Fujita, Ali Selamat, Habibollah Haron
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994343
ISBN (Print)9781614994336
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodology Tools and Techniques (SoMeT 2014) - Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Sept 201424 Sept 2014
Conference number: 13th

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


ConferenceInternational Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodology Tools and Techniques (SoMeT 2014)
Abbreviated titleSoMeT 2014
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  • Automated acceptance test
  • Essential use case (EUC)
  • Requirements engineering
  • Validation

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