Volume 4, Issue 2, September 2017, Pages 168 - 174
Development of a Tool for Extended Place/Transition Net-Based Mutation Testing and Its Application Example
Tomohiko Takagi, Shogo Morimoto, Tetsuro Katayama
Available Online 1 September 2017.
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- Software Testing, Mutation Testing, Model-Based Testing, Vienna Development Method
- This paper shows a tool for EPN (Extended Place/transition Net)-based mutation testing to evaluate and improve the quality of a test suite for concurrent software. The tool includes functions for (1) construction of an original EPN that represents the expected behavior of concurrent software under test, (2) construction of mutant EPNs by applying mutation operators to the original EPN, (3) execution of a test suite on each mutant EPN in order to calculate its mutation score, and so on. If the mutation score is not good, the test suite can be improved based on mutant EPNs that have not been killed. The tool was applied to an example of non-trivial software, and it was found that the effectiveness of PN (Place/transition Net)-based mutation testing would be improved by achieving (a) the higher representation power of a PN by the introduction of actions and guards, and (b) the semi-automation by the tool.
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TY - JOUR AU - Tomohiko Takagi AU - Shogo Morimoto AU - Tetsuro Katayama PY - 2017 DA - 2017/09/01 TI - Development of a Tool for Extended Place/Transition Net-Based Mutation Testing and Its Application Example JO - Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life SP - 168 EP - 174 VL - 4 IS - 2 SN - 2352-6386 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.2.14 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.2.14 ID - Takagi2017 ER -