Journal of Electronic Testing

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 175–183

Constraint Based Criteria: An Approach for Test Case Selection in the Structural Testing

  • Silvia Regina Vergilio
  • José Carlos Maldonado
  • Mario Jino

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011130028226

Cite this article as:
Vergilio, S.R., Maldonado, J.C. & Jino, M. Journal of Electronic Testing (2001) 17: 175. doi:10.1023/A:1011130028226


The selection of test cases to satisfy a structural testing criterion is a very important task because it concerns the quality of the generated test cases. The question is “How to select a test case or path to cover an element required by a structural criterion?” The Constraint Based Criteria are proposed with the goal of answering this question and improving the efficacy, that is, the number of revealed faults. These criteria permit the use of different testing strategies by associating constraints to the required elements. The constraints describe faults generally not revealed by the structural technique. The Constraint Based Criteria can also be used to assess test data sets adequacy.

structural testing criteria constraint based testing mutation analysis 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Regina Vergilio
    • 1
  • José Carlos Maldonado
    • 2
  • Mario Jino
    • 3
  1. 1.UFPR—Curitiba CP:Brazil
  2. 2.ICMSC-USP—São CarlosBrazil. j
  3. 3.DCA-FEEC-UNICAMP—Campinas, CP:Brazil

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