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Symbiotic  8: Parallel and Targeted Test Generation

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The setup of Symbiotic  8 for Test-Comp  2021 brings radical changes in the test generation for coverage-branches property. Similarly as in Symbiotic  7, we generate tests by running our fork of symbolic executor Klee on the analyzed program. Symbiotic  8, however, runs several instances of Klee in parallel. We run one instance of Klee on the original program and, simultaneously, we create one (intentionally unsound) program slice for every program-terminating instruction in the program and run Klee on these slices. Apart from this principal change, we also improved other components of the tool, mainly the program slicer. Further, our fork of Klee now supports symbolic pointer arithmetics and comparison of symbolic addresses.

M. Chalupa—Jury member.


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Chalupa, M., Novák, J., Strejček, J. (2021). Symbiotic  8: Parallel and Targeted Test Generation. In: Guerra, E., Stoelinga, M. (eds) Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering. FASE 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12649. Springer, Cham.

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