Concerning the Ordering of Adaptive Test Sequences
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- Hierons R.M., Ural H. (2003) Concerning the Ordering of Adaptive Test Sequences. In: König H., Heiner M., Wolisz A. (eds) Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems - FORTE 2003. FORTE 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2767. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The testing of a state-based system may involve the application of a number of adaptive test sequences. Where the implementation under test (IUT) is deterministic, the response of the IUT to some adaptive test sequence γ1 may be capable of determining the response of the IUT to some other adaptive test sequence γ2. Thus, the expected cost of applying a set of adaptive test sequences depends upon the order in which they are applied. This paper explores properties of adaptive test sequences and the problem of finding an order of application, of the elements from some set of adaptive test sequences, that minimises the expected cost of testing.