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Automatic Test Generation: A Use Case Driven Approach

Clémentine Nebut 1 Franck Fleurey 1 Yves Le Traon 1 Jean-Marc Jézéquel 1
1 MAREL - Models And Reuse Engineering, Languages
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier
Abstract : Use cases are believed to be a good basis for system testing. Yet, to automate the test generation process, there is a large gap to bridge between high-level use cases and concrete test cases. We propose a new approach for automating the generation of system test scenarios in the context of object-oriented embedded software, taking into account traceability problems between high- level views and concrete test case execution. Starting from a formalization of the requirements based on use cases extended with contracts, we automatically build a transition system from which we synthesize test cases. Our objective is to cover the system in terms of statement coverage with those generated tests: An empirical evaluation of our approach is given based on this objective and several case studies. We briefly discuss the experimental deployment of our approach in the field at Thale`s Airborne Systems.
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Clémentine Nebut, Franck Fleurey, Yves Le Traon, Jean-Marc Jézéquel. Automatic Test Generation: A Use Case Driven Approach. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006, 32 (3), pp.140-155. ⟨10.1109/TSE.2006.22⟩. ⟨lirmm-00102747⟩



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