Goal-oriented test case selection and prioritization for product line feature models

Alireza Ensan, Ebrahim Bagheri, Mohsen Asadi, Dragan Gasevic, Yevgen Biletskiy

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The software product line engineering paradigm is amongst the widely used means for capturing and handling the commonalities and variabilities of the many applications of a target domain. The large number of possible products and complex interactions between software product line features makes the effective testing of them a challenge. To conquer the time and space complexity involved with testing a product line, an intuitive approach is the reduction of the test space. In this paper, we propose an approach to reduce the product line test space. We introduce a goal-oriented approach for the selection of the most desirable features from the product line. Such an approach allows us to identify the features that are more important and need to be tested more comprehensively from the perspective of the domain stakeholders. The more important features and the configurations that contain them will be given priority over the less important configurations, hence providing a hybrid test case reduction and prioritization strategy for testing software product lines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 8th International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations, ITNG 2011
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 8th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2011 - Las Vegas, United States of America
Duration: 11 Apr 201113 Apr 2011


Conference2011 8th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityLas Vegas


  • Feature Models
  • Goal Models
  • Product Lines
  • Test Case Prioritization
  • Test Case Selection

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