JUCS Gargantini, Angelo Riccobene, Elvinia

ASM-based Testing: Coverage Criteria and Automatic Test Sequence Generation

in JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 7, n. 11 (2001): 1050--1067

This paper tackles some aspects concerning the exploitation of Abstract State Machines (ASMs) for testing purposes. We define for ASM specifications a set of adequacy criteria measuring the coverage achieved by a test suite, and determining whether sufficient testing has been performed. We introduce a method to automatically generate from ASM specifications test sequences which accomplish a desired coverage. This method exploits the counter example generation of the model checker SMV. We use ASMs as test oracles to predict the expected outputs of units under test.

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