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Comparing Three Notations for Defining Scenario-based Model Tests: A Controlled Experiment

Bernhard Hoisl, Stefan Sobernig, Mark Strembeck
2014 2014 9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology  
In this paper, we consider three alternative notations to define such scenario tests on structural models: a semi-structured natural-language notation, a diagrammatic notation, and a fully-structured textual  ...  to the detection of errors in the models under test. 20 software professionals (software engineers, testers, researchers) participated in a controlled experiment based on six different comprehension and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Thanks are due to Janet Siegmund for her advice on planning the experiment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/quatic.2014.62 dblp:conf/quatic/HoislSS14a fatcat:jjlxz7uwdrcd5pcbyj3u7qidw4

Comparing Three Notations for Defining Scenario-Based Model Tests: A Controlled Experiment

Bernhard Hoisl, Stefan Sobernig, Mark Strembeck
2014 2014 9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology  
In this paper, we consider three alternative notations to define such scenario tests on structural models: a semi-structured natural-language notation, a diagrammatic notation, and a fully-structured textual  ...  to the detection of errors in the models under test. 20 software professionals (software engineers, testers, researchers) participated in a controlled experiment based on six different comprehension and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Thanks are due to Janet Siegmund for her advice on planning the experiment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/quatic.2014.19 dblp:conf/quatic/HoislSS14 fatcat:nqk5om4fkrgx3koybe7ahlukvm

A Controlled Experiment in Testing of Safety-Critical Embedded Software

Eduard P. Enoiu, Adnan Cauevic, Daniel Sundmark, Paul Pettersson
2016 2016 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST)  
For this purpose, a controlled experiment was conducted, comparing both test suites created by a total of 23 industrial software engineering master students.  ...  The experiment participants worked individually on manually designing and automatically generating tests for two industrial programs.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was supported by The Knowledge Foundation (KKS) through the following projects: (20130085) Testing of Critical System Characteristics (TOCSYC), Automated Generation of Tests  ... 
doi:10.1109/icst.2016.15 dblp:conf/icst/EnoiuCSP16 fatcat:andystui6jgq7pri65alawrovi

A Controlled Experiment on Coverage Maximization of Automated Model-Based Software Test Cases in the Automotive Industry

Rashid Darwish, Lynnie Nakyanzi Gwosuta, Richard Torkar
2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST)  
Method: We conducted a controlled experiment using a nested design with the authors executing sample functions using the prototype and CANoe tools multiple times (240 runs) for each tool.  ...  Conclusion: The results reinforced the existing evidence regarding the superiority of using model-based testing techniques like CANoe + over using testing methods like CANoe in automotive systems.  ...  coverage for the executed tests.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icst.2017.65 dblp:conf/icst/DarwishGT17 fatcat:x4tjqc6e6bcpblg2pa2oercwvm

Efficiency of projectional editing: a controlled experiment

Thorsten Berger, Markus Völter, Hans Peter Jensen, Taweesap Dangprasert, Janet Siegmund
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering - FSE 2016  
We investigate the effects of projectional editing on editing efficiency, editing strategies, and error rates-each of which we also compare to conventional, parser-based editing.  ...  They promise essentially unrestricted language composition as well as flexible notations, which supports aligning languages with their respective domain and constitutes an essential ingredient of model-driven  ...  A short 45-minute training sufficed to achieve an efficiency comparable to parser-based editors. RQ1 (controlled experiment) RQ2.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2950290.2950315 dblp:conf/sigsoft/BergerVJDS16 fatcat:6voembeoe5edxgaqzsppb4hwjm

A flight control system for aerial robots: algorithms and experiments

H Kim
2003 Control Engineering Practice  
This paper presents a hierarchical flight control system for unmanned aerial vehicles.  ...  Results from waypoint navigation, a probabilistic pursuit-evasion game and vision-based target tracking demonstrate the potential of the proposed approach toward intelligent flying robots. r  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Hoam Chung, Tullio Celano, Cory Sharp, Omid Shakernia and Peter Ray for their contributions to the experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0967-0661(03)00100-x fatcat:65d7rxfbnnauxbkfldimv7uxd4

Trace visualization for program comprehension: A controlled experiment

Bas Cornelissen, Andy Zaidman, Arie van Deursen, Bart van Rompaey
2009 2009 IEEE 17th International Conference on Program Comprehension  
This paper reports on the first controlled experiment to quantitatively measure the added value of trace visualization for program comprehension.  ...  We designed eight typical tasks aimed at gaining an understanding of a representative subject system, and measured how a control group (using the Eclipse IDE) and an experimental group (using both Eclipse  ...  To test hypotheses H1 0 and H2 0 , we define a series of comprehension tasks that are to be addressed by both a control group and an experimental group.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icpc.2009.5090033 dblp:conf/iwpc/CornelissenZDR09 fatcat:ikstnqwy7fetlijzzcldjvrqve

A Controlled Experiment for Program Comprehension through Trace Visualization

Bas Cornelissen, Andy Zaidman, Arie van Deursen
2011 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
This paper reports on the first controlled experiment to quantitatively measure the added value of trace visualization for program comprehension.  ...  We designed eight typical tasks aimed at gaining an understanding of a representative subject system, and measured how a control group (using the Eclipse IDE) and an experimental group (using both Eclipse  ...  in the experimental design.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2010.47 fatcat:rrcso2vzg5c2tn7gkqrzb4fvou

On The Understandability Of Semantic Constraints For Behavioral Software Architecture Compliance: A Controlled Experiment

Christoph Czepa, Huy Tran, Uwe Zdun, Thanh Tran, Erhard Weiss, Christoph Ruhsam
2017 Zenodo  
We conducted a controlled experiment with 190 participants using a simple randomized design with one alternative per experimental unit.  ...  Overall all approaches support a high level of correct understanding, and the statistical inference suggests that all tested approaches are equally well suited for describing semantic constraints for behavioral  ...  [40] conducted a controlled experiment on three notations for defining scenario based model tests.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.604624 fatcat:k6p273luefennnnw24tnuhxdf4

Quantum Control Experiments as a Testbed for Evolutionary Multi-Objective Algorithms [article]

Ofer M. Shir, Jonathan Roslund, Zaki Leghtas, Herschel Rabitz
2011 arXiv   pre-print
The latter include a family of mathematical test-functions with a practical link to MOQC experiments, which are introduced here for the first time.  ...  Experimental multi-objective Quantum Control is an emerging topic within the broad physics and chemistry applications domain of controlling quantum phenomena.  ...  Summary of the three main sources of noise in a typical Quantum Control experiment.  ... 
arXiv:1112.5424v1 fatcat:jwvnpwecbbdwbjl47up2bma73m

A FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AERIAL ROBOTS: ALGORITHMS AND EXPERIMENTS

David H. Shim, H. Jin Kim, Shankar Sastry
2002 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
This paper presents a hierarchical flight control system for unmanned aerial vehicles.  ...  Results from waypoint navigation, a probabilistic pursuit-evasion game and vision-based target tracking demonstrate the potential of the proposed approach toward intelligent flying robots. r  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Hoam Chung, Tullio Celano, Cory Sharp, Omid Shakernia and Peter Ray for their contributions to the experiments.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20020721-6-es-1901.01265 fatcat:yrwnhocpfzfbxfa5u2xitr544u

Templates for textual use cases of software product lines: results from a systematic mapping study and a controlled experiment

Ismayle S Santos, Rossana MC Andrade, Pedro A Santos Neto
2015 Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development  
Secondly, this work presents an evaluation of the comprehensibility of SPL use cases specified in these templates through a controlled experiment with 48 volunteers.  ...  From this mapping, we found twelve SPL use case templates and observed the need not only for the application of these templates in real SPL but also for supporting tools.  ...  Dahan et al. (2014) conducted a controlled experiment that compared the comprehension of two models of a system and the quality of models created for a certain system with both OO-DFD and the Use Case  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40411-015-0020-3 fatcat:eizl26g3ezffdjr4dql675omfq

Effects of experience and electronic stability control on low friction collision avoidance in a truck driving simulator

Gustav Markkula, Ola Benderius, Krister Wolff, Mattias Wahde
2013 Accident Analysis and Prevention  
Accident Abstract Two experiments were carried out in a moving-base simulator, in which truck drivers of varying experience levels encountered a rear-end collision scenario on a low-friction road surface  ...  In theory, if a driver's control strategies for critical manoeuvring, supposedly shaped by experience, differ from the YSC system's model of driver intentions, situations could arise where system and driver  ...  preparation, execution, and analysis phases of this study, as well as Niklas Fröjd of Volvo Global Trucks Technology, for his support with vehicle dynamics validation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.aap.2012.09.035 pmid:23122327 fatcat:5uq6tzebarfahlessrwwxiiygu

Quantum control experiments as a testbed for evolutionary multi-objective algorithms

Ofer M. Shir, Jonathan Roslund, Zaki Leghtas, Herschel Rabitz
2012 Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines  
The latter include a family of mathematical test-functions with a practical link to MOQC experiments, which are introduced here for the first time.  ...  Experimental multi-objective Quantum Control is an emerging topic within the broad physics and chemistry applications domain of controlling quantum phenomena.  ...  Summary of the three main sources of noise in a typical Quantum Control experiment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10710-012-9164-7 fatcat:pupwmp4nnvewvelf7smllho4ky

Do external feedback loops improve the design of self-adaptive systems? A controlled experiment

Danny Weyns, M. Usman Iftikhar, Joakim Soderlund
2013 2013 8th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS)  
The study is performed with Master-level students and compares the use of state of the art modeling abstractions for service-based systems with new proposed modeling abstractions, including collaboration  ...  Finally, a recent experiment [25] evaluates the impact on the design of a set of higher level abstractions for modeling adaptive collaborations of service-based systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/seams.2013.6595487 dblp:conf/icse/WeynsIS13 fatcat:tyzl4i2fzzendece2asqyqcv4e
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