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Publication Citation: Specification-Driven Testing of Smart Card Interface Using a Formal Model

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Author(s): Ramaswamy Chandramouli; Mark Blackburn;
Title: Specification-Driven Testing of Smart Card Interface Using a Formal Model
Published: April 30, 2007
Abstract: Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) is emerging as a promising approach that uses models to support various phases of system development lifecycle such as Code Generation and Verification/Validation (V &V). In this paper, we describe the application of a model-driven process in the V &V phase for developing automated tests for testing the conformance of a smart card implementation to an interface specification. The smart card implementation under focus is the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards to be issued to the employees/contractors of the US government for physical access to government facilities and logical access to government IT systems. Our description of the model-driven conformance test generation application includes model development from specification and the subsequent use of the model for automated test generation, test execution and results analysis. We also illustrate the re-usability of model components for modeling related specifications as well as the extensibility of the model for testing smart card use case scenarios that involve invocation of sequence of commands to form a transaction.
Conference: IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing 2007
Keywords: automatic test generation,formal models,model reuse,Modeling,security properties,smart cards
Research Areas: Computer Security
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