Search-Based Software Engineering to Construct Binary Test-Suites

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 405)

Abstract

Search-based software engineering is the application of optimization techniques in solving software engineering problems. One challenge to testing software systems is the effort involved in creating test suites that will systematically test the system and reveal faults in an effective manner. Given the importance of the software testing phase, a specific subarea called search-based software testing has become increasingly important. This paper presents a search-based software testing tool (SBSTT), for constructing test suites. Through the use of SBSTT we were able to find 370 new upper bounds for binary test suites.

Keywords

Search-based software testing Combinatorial testing Binary test-suites Covering arrays 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Technology LaboratoryCINVESTAV-TamaulipasCiudad VictoriaMexico
  2. 2.Haramara TIC-LABCICESE-UTTepicMexico
  3. 3.Cátedras CONACyTCiudad deMexico

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