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2012 IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (2012)
Izmir, Turkey Turkey
July 16, 2012 to July 20, 2012
ISSN: 0730-3157
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1990-4
pp: 129-137
Testing the reliability of an application usually requires a good usage model that accurately captures the likely sequences of inputs that the application will receive from the environment. Markov usage models and their variations have been found to be well suited for generating test cases that are statistically close to what the application is expected to receive when in production. In this article, we study the specific case of web applications. We present an evaluation method for estimating the accuracy of various reliability-testing usage models. The method is based on comparison between observed users' traces and traces inferred from the usage model. Our method gauges the accuracy of the reliability-testing usage model by calculating the sum of goodness-of-fit values of each traces and scaling the result between 0 and 1.
Markov processes, Software reliability, Testing, Software, Accuracy, Probability, Markov chains, Web applications, Usage model evaluation, Reliability testing

G. Jourdan, G. v. Bochmann and B. Wan, "Evaluating Reliability-Testing Usage Models," 2012 IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference(COMPSAC), Izmir, Turkey Turkey, 2012, pp. 129-137.
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