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Towards an Automated Unified Framework to Run Applications for Combinatorial Interaction Testing

Published

Author(s)

Bestoun Ahmed, Amador Pahim, Cleber Rosa, D. Richard Kuhn, Miroslav Bures

Abstract

Combinatorial interaction testing (CIT) is a well-known technique, but industrial experience is needed to determine its effectiveness in different application domains. We present a case study introducing a unified framework for generating, executing and verifying CIT test suites, based on the open-source Avocado test framework. In addition, we present a new industrial case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of the framework. This evaluation showed that the new framework can generate, execute, and verify effective combinatorial interaction test suites for detecting configuration failures (invalid configurations) in a virtualization system.
Conference Dates
April 14-17, 2019
Conference Location
Copenhagen, DK
Conference Title
Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)

Keywords

Automated testing framework, Software testing, Combinatorial testing applications, Software quality assurance, Test automation

Citation

Ahmed, B. , Pahim, A. , Rosa, C. , Kuhn, D. and Bures, M. (2019), Towards an Automated Unified Framework to Run Applications for Combinatorial Interaction Testing, Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Copenhagen, DK, [online], https://doi.org/10.1145/3319008.3319348, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927675 (Accessed November 29, 2022)
Created April 13, 2019, Updated October 12, 2021