Test case minimization approach using fault detection and combinatorial optimization techniques for configuration-aware structural testing

Bestoun S. Ahmed
2016 Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal  
This paper presents a technique to minimize the number of test cases in configuration-aware structural testing. Combinatorial optimization is used first to generate an optimized test suite by sampling the input configuration. Second, for further optimization, the generated test suite is filtered based on an adaptive mechanism by using a mutation testing technique. The initialized test suite is optimized using cuckoo search (CS) along with combinatorial approach, and mutation testing is used to
more » ... eed different faults to the software-under-test, as well as to filter the test cases based on the detected faults. To measure the effectiveness of the technique, an empirical study is conducted on a software system. The technique proves its effectiveness through the conducted case study. The paper also shows the application of combinatorial optimization and CS to the software testing.
doi:10.1016/j.jestch.2015.11.006 fatcat:lsabgsyjvzbs5d3ehu4fb5qxdu