Model Based Test Case Generation from UML Sequence and Interaction Overview Diagrams

  • Ajay Kumar Jena
  • Santosh Kumar Swain
  • Durga Prasad Mohapatra
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 32)


Test case generation is the most crucial job of testing paradigm. Unified Modelling Language (UML) model, give a lot of information for testing which is accepted widely by both the academia and industry. By using UML artifacts the early detection of faults can be achieved during designing while the architectural overview of the software is considered. Using a specific diagram of UML certainly helpful in detecting the flaws. But combining different UML components, more test cases can be generated and different types of faults can be captured by reducing the redundants. In this paper, we propose a method using Sequence Diagram (SD) and Interaction Overview Diagram (IOD) to generate the test cases. An intermediate graph is generated known as Sequence Interaction Graph (SIG) by combining Message Sequence Dependency Graph (MSDG) generated from the sequence diagram and Interaction Graph (IG) generated from Interaction Overview Diagram of the models. By combining the IG and MSDG, different scenarios are generated and it follows the test cases. We use the dominance concept for generating the test cases from these scenarios.


Sequence diagram Interaction overview diagram Testing Dominance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajay Kumar Jena
    • 1
  • Santosh Kumar Swain
    • 1
  • Durga Prasad Mohapatra
    • 2
  1. 1.KIIT UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Technology, RourkelaRourkelaIndia

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