Practical experiences in the usage of MIDAS in the logistics domain


In this paper, we present the experience in the usage of MIDAS, an integrated framework for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) testing automation that is available as Software as a Service (SaaS) in a cloud infrastructure, to test a GS1 Logistics Interoperability Model (GS1 LIM) compliant service architecture for the logistics domain. Activities performed, results achieved and the evaluation of success factors and key performance indicators (KPIs) are detailed as well as other insights: (1) 25 % of companies would pay for model-based testing (MBT), (2) GS1 LIM should be certifiable, and (3) companies identify as a major barrier how to calculate the MBT return on investment (ROI).

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This work was done in the context of the Model and Inference Driven—automated testing of Services architectures (MIDAS) European project (Project Number 318786). We would like to thank Fraunhofer FOKUS, Simple Engineering France and Université Pierre et Marie Curie for their support in the training and modeling activities. University of Gttingen for their support in the usage-based configuration. Regional SMEs for their participation in the deployment of external software to be tested by MIDAS.

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Barcelona, M.A., García-Borgoñón, L. & López-Nicolás, G. Practical experiences in the usage of MIDAS in the logistics domain. Int J Softw Tools Technol Transfer 19, 325–339 (2017).

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  • Model based testing
  • Logistics domain
  • Case study
  • Testing automation