An Empirical Framework to Applying Unit Testing in Operational Research

Vidoni, M, Cunico, M and Vecchietti, A 2018, 'An Empirical Framework to Applying Unit Testing in Operational Research', in Xun Xu, Mohamed I. Dessouky, Ray Y. Zhong (ed.) Proceedings of the 48th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE 48), Auckland, New Zealand, 2-5 December 2018, pp. 1167-1175.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title An Empirical Framework to Applying Unit Testing in Operational Research
Author(s) Vidoni, M
Cunico, M
Vecchietti, A
Year 2018
Conference name CIE 48
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 2-5 December 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 48th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE 48)
Editor(s) Xun Xu, Mohamed I. Dessouky, Ray Y. Zhong
Publisher Curran Associates Inc.
Place of publication United States
Start page 1167
End page 1175
Total pages 9
Abstract Operational Research (OR) models usually deal with uncertain, changing requirements. This leads to a continuous process of adapting and reworking the mathematical code. However, there are scarce mechanisms to control its quality. This is essential to Software Engineering (SE), as it enforces the use of Unit Testing: automatically running tests after any alterations, to assess specific parts of the code. This is done to discover where and how errors are happening, simplifying its correction while evaluating their possible ramifications. This article aims to define how these concepts can be adapted to them, how tests should be used to detect faults and to provide a workflow to use them while developing an OR model. It provides guidelines on what should be tested and what to expect of possible errors and a process to use it.
Subjects Operations Research
Software Engineering
Keyword(s) Operational Research
Software Engineering
Unit Testing
Code Quality
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