Efficient testing based on logical architecture

Liu, H, Spichkova, M, Schmidt, H, Ulrich, A, Sauer, H and Wieghardt, J 2015, 'Efficient testing based on logical architecture', in Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2015), Adelaide, Australia, 28 September - 1 October 2015, pp. 49-53.


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Title Efficient testing based on logical architecture
Author(s) Liu, H
Spichkova, M
Schmidt, H
Ulrich, A
Sauer, H
Wieghardt, J
Year 2015
Conference name ASWEC 2015
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 28 September - 1 October 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2015)
Publisher ACM
Place of publication United States
Start page 49
End page 53
Total pages 5
Abstract The rapid increase of software-intensive systems' size and complexity makes it infeasible to exhaustively run testing on the low level of source code. Instead, the testing should be executed on the high level of system architecture, i.e., at a level where component or subsystems relate and interoperate or interact collectively with the system environment. Testing at this level is system testing, including hardware and software in union. Moreover, when integrating complex, distributed systems and providing support for conformance, interoperability and interoperation tests, we need to have an explicit test description. In this vision paper, we discuss (1) how to select tests from logical architecture, especially based on the dependencies within the system, and (2) how to represent the selected tests in explicit and readable manner, so that the software systems can be cost-e!ciently maintained and evolved over their entire life-cycle. In addition, we further study the relevance between di↵erent tests, based on which, we can optimise the test suites for e!cient testing, and propose optimal resource allocation strategies for cloud-based testing.
Subjects Software Engineering
Keyword(s) logical architecture
dependencies between services
testing
DOI - identifier 10.1145/2811681.2811691
Copyright notice © 2015 ACM
ISBN 9781450337960
Additional Notes Publication rights licensed to ACM. 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Association for Computing Machinery, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2811681.2811691
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