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Transferring Interactive Search-Based Software Testing to Industry [article]

Bogdan Marculescu, Robert Feldt, Richard Torkar, Simon Poulding
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In previous work, we have implemented and evaluated Interactive Search-Based Software Testing (ISBST) tool prototypes, with a goal to successfully transfer the technique to industry.  ...  Search-Based Software Testing (SBST) is the application of optimization algorithms to problems in software testing.  ...  Acknowledgements This research has been supported by funding from The Knowledge Foundation (KKS) in the project Testing of Critical System Characteristics (TOCSYC), project number 2013/0085.  ... 
arXiv:1804.09232v1 fatcat:xjzkorh3lrc4neeum2oxuzyia4

Exploring and improving industry-academia communication in software engineering. Update 2021 [article]

Sergio Rico
2021 Zenodo  
This document is an update (on section 5) to the version published in EASE 2020 entitled "Exploring and improving industry-academia communication in software engineering"  ...  Due to COVID-19, the EASE (Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering) was postponed.  ...  In software engineering, some of the terms used to describe industry-academia interactions include knowledge and technology transfer, knowledge translation, and industry-academia collaboration.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4945960 fatcat:ijeimau7jzhz3hamichkwdvabe

Supporting Technology Transfer With Communities And Social Software Solutions

G. Schuh, S. Aghassi
2013 Zenodo  
In order to bridge the gap between research and industry, promoting technology and knowledge transfer becomes increasingly important.  ...  In the past years several technology transfer platforms were developed, making use of modern web technologies in order to enable and support technology transfer.  ...  In addition, we would like to thank the research assistants of the technology platforms within the Cluster of Excellence as well as our interview partners from industry for their support of the concept  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1088855 fatcat:nng7x47udfdx7ltzhprivcrk7i

Adapting ant colony optimization to generate test data for software structural testing

Chengying Mao, Lichuan Xiao, Xinxin Yu, Jinfu Chen
2015 Swarm and Evolutionary Computation  
Recently, search-based test data generation has been treated as an operational approach to settle this difficulty.  ...  In order to improve algorithm's searching ability and generate more diverse test inputs, some strategies such as local transfer, global transfer and pheromone update are defined and applied.  ...  Recently, search-based software testing (SBST) has attracted great attention and gained extensive popularity in software testing community [3, 4] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.swevo.2014.10.003 fatcat:ztgtz3b2sfeyhhnrvsl2rgfhxm

Interactivity in the Generation of Test Cases with Evolutionary Computation

Aurora Ramirez, Pedro Delgado-Perez, Kevin J. Valle-Gomez, Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Jose Raul Romero
2021 2021 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)  
Test generation is a costly but necessary testing activity to increase the quality of software projects.  ...  Automated testing tools based on evolutionary computation principles constitute an appealing modern approach to support testing tasks.  ...  Focusing on search-based software testing (SBST), Marculescu et al. proposed an interactive approach to allow domain-specialists to take part in the test data generation process [14] , [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/cec45853.2021.9504786 fatcat:v7btggmqwnflldtkmosvqqcsb4

Worlds Apart: Industrial and Academic Focus Areas in Software Testing

Vahid Garousi, Michael Felderer
2017 IEEE Software  
Also search-based software testing approaches are popular at industrial conferences, e.g., talks #5, 9.  ...  ., combinatorial testing and search-based test-case design, while industrialists just want to find ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of testing (e.g., better test automation) without the need  ...  His research interests include software and security testing, software processes, requirements engineering, empirical software engineering, as well as improving industry-academia collaboration.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2017.3641116 fatcat:z2mwngirmrfubpekx57zlvl5ia

Software Testing Innovation Alliance - the SHIP project -

Tanja E. J. Vos, Anna Esparcia-Alcázar
2016 International Conference on Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations  
The objective of this Alliance is to bring together key actors in Spain on software testing in order to work together to improve innovation support and technology transfer from universities to companies  ...  in the area of software testing.  ...  Methodologies [3] Universidade Da Coruña Property Based Testing [1] Universidad del País Vasco Software Testing Data Analysis [2] Universidad de Málaga Search-based software testing [4]  ... 
dblp:conf/staf/VosE16 fatcat:yrvdaqo5iraalp5br7xodttcn4

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2009 2009 6th IEEE International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories  
Tracking Concept Drift of Software Projects Using Defect Prediction Quality On the Transfer of Evolutionary Couplings to Industry Vijay-Shanker, K.  ...  Versions Murphy, Gail C. 155 On What Basis to Recommend: Changesets or Interactions?  ... 
doi:10.1109/msr.2009.5069464 fatcat:hbptjwwpvng4hebf6c7ni72siu

Searching for models to evaluate software technology

Francisco Gomes de Oliveira Neto, Robert Feldt, Richard Torkar, Patricia D. L. Machado
2013 2013 1st International Workshop on Combining Modelling and Search-Based Software Engineering (CMSBSE)  
This paper proposes that search-based techniques can be used to search for models with desirable properties, which can then be used to systematically evaluate model-based technologies.  ...  Index Terms-Automatic Model Generation, Search-Based Techniques, Model-based Software Engineering Technology. 978-1-4673-6284-9/13 c 2013 IEEE CMSBSE 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA Accepted for publication  ...  For example, a systematic review on model-based testing concluded that there was a general lack of empirical evaluation and transfer to industrial use [4] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/cmsbse.2013.6604430 dblp:conf/icse/NetoFTM13 fatcat:upl6rlkflzd7hhdfcodb6n2zy4

KLEE symbolic execution engine in 2019

Cristian Cadar, Martin Nowack
2020 International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT)  
KLEE has a large community spanning both academia and industry, with over 60 contributors on GitHub, over 350 subscribers on its mailing list, and over 80 participants to a recent dedicated workshop.  ...  KLEE is a popular dynamic symbolic execution engine, initially designed at Stanford University and now primarily developed and maintained by the Software Reliability Group at Imperial College London.  ...  to software testing research and practice; and Frank Busse and Tomasz Kuchta for proofreading our paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10009-020-00570-3 fatcat:xd2rddn5ong7zfoaxeizh3ncci

Transferring an automated test generation tool to practice

Nikolai Tillmann, Jonathan de Halleux, Tao Xie
2014 Proceedings of the 29th ACM/IEEE international conference on Automated software engineering - ASE '14  
Producing industry impacts has been an important, yet challenging task for the research community.  ...  button (indicating the attempts made by users to solve games in Pex4Fun) as over 1.5 million till July 2014.  ...  Based on substantial user feedback on Pex, it is important to generate user-friendly tests for users to digest and interact with.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2642937.2642941 dblp:conf/kbse/TillmannHX14 fatcat:wuqhf4pugfgi5aunuvmtwe4pnq

Towards implementing integrated building product libraries

A. A. Owolabi, C. J. Anumba, A. El-Hamalawi
2003 Construction Innovation  
Additional components may be added to model business logic and services in a business-to-business request/response interaction such as Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Quotation (RFQ).  ...  This limits their usability and integration with existing construction software tools.  ...  Search by Navigation This search method involves following hyperlinks from one product to related products, manufacturers or the industry knowledge base such as applicable standards, and performance information  ... 
doi:10.1191/1471417503ci049oa fatcat:ldypl3wwmrg47ahzffr4ts2lqm

Towards implementing integrated building product libraries

A.A. Owolabi, C.J. Anumba, A. El‐Hamalawi
2003 Construction Innovation  
Additional components may be added to model business logic and services in a business-to-business request/response interaction such as Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Quotation (RFQ).  ...  This limits their usability and integration with existing construction software tools.  ...  Search by Navigation This search method involves following hyperlinks from one product to related products, manufacturers or the industry knowledge base such as applicable standards, and performance information  ... 
doi:10.1108/14714170310814927 fatcat:rsd7pkp4ovdrhclbkxcglxvsra

Analyzing an automotive testing process with evidence-based software engineering

Abhinaya Kasoju, Kai Petersen, Mika V. Mäntylä
2013 Information and Software Technology  
Objectives: We extend existing work on evidence-based software engineering by using the EBSE process in an industrial case to help an organization to improve its automotive testing process.  ...  Conclusions: Overall, we found that the evidence-based process as presented in this study helps in technology transfer of research results to industry, but at the same time some challenges lie ahead (e.g  ...  We would like to thank all the participants in the study who provided valuable input in interviews.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2013.01.005 fatcat:l4gc27e7t5e3bhzwyeprgcih4q

Spider Search Algorithms for MIMO System and Assessment Using Simatic PCS7

2021 Tehnički Vjesnik  
The leading methodologies are the Spider Search Algorithm (SSA) and Social Spider Optimization (SSO) which is meant primarily for optimizing PID gain values.  ...  This paper shows two optimization methods that are built on a spider optimization algorithm to enhance the proportional integral and derivative (PID) gain values for multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO  ...  Acknowledgements The authors express their gratefulness to Thiagarajar  ... 
doi:10.17559/tv-20200513113443 fatcat:7k5ls5fytrakhdqjln6rgkwwra
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