Combinatorial Coverage Measurement Concepts and Applications

Published: March 22, 2013


David R. Kuhn, Itzel (. Dominquez Mendoza, Raghu N. Kacker, Yu Lei


Empirical data demonstrate the value of t-way coverage, but in some testing situations, it is not practical to use covering arrays. However any set of tests covers at least some proportion of t-way combinations. This paper describes a variety of measures of combinatorial coverage that can be used in evaluating aspects of t-way coverage of a test suite. We also provide lower bounds on t-way coverage of several widely-used testing strategies, and describe a tool that analyzes test suites using the measures discussed in the paper.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Software, Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2013)
Conference Dates: March 18-22, 2013
Conference Location: Luxembourg, -1
Conference Title: Second International Workshop on Combinatorial Testing
Pub Type: Conferences


component, combinatorial testing, factor covering array, state-space coverage, verification and validation (V&V), tway testing, configuration model, t-way testing
Created March 22, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018