CoVeriTest: interleaving value and predicate analysis for test-case generation

Marie-Christine Jakobs
2020 International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT)  
Verification techniques are well-suited for automatic test-case generation. They basically need to check the reachability of every test goal and generate test cases for all reachable goals. This is also the basic idea of our CoVeriTest submission. However, the set of test goals is not fixed in CoVeriTest , instead we can configure the set of test goals. For Test-Comp'19, we support the set of all __VERIFIER_error() calls as well as the set of all branches. Thus, we can deal with the two test
more » ... cifications considered in Test-Comp'19. Since the tasks in Test-Comp are diverse and verification techniques have different strengths and weaknesses, we also do not stick to a single verification technique, but use a hybrid approach that combines multiple techniques. More concrete, CoVeriTest interleaves different verification techniques and allows to configure the cooperation (i.e., information exchange and time limits). To choose from a large set of verification techniques, CoVeriTest is integrated into the analysis framework CPAchecker. For the competition, we interleave CPAchecker's value and predicate analysis and let both analyses resume their analysis performed in the previous iteration.
doi:10.1007/s10009-020-00572-1 fatcat:g3w2echfkvbwdcdd5dnu6375iq