Software regression as change of input partitioning

Marcel Böhme

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It has been known for more than 20 years. If the subdomains are not homogeneous, partition testing strategies, such as branch or statement testing, do neither perform significantly better than random input generation nor do they inspire confidence when a test suite succeeds. Yet, measuring the adequacy of test suites in terms of code coverage is still considered a common practice. The main target of our research is to develop strategies for the automatic evolution of a test suite that does inspire confidence. When the program is changed, test cases shall be augmented that witness changed output for the same input (test suite augmentation). If two test cases witness the same partition, one is to be discarded (test suite reduction).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 34th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2012
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Software Engineering 2012 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 Jun 20129 Jun 2012
Conference number: 34th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering 2012
Abbreviated titleICSE 2012
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  • Automated Test Generation
  • Partition Testing
  • Reliability
  • Software Evolution

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