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Software Testing Verification and Validation Workshop, IEEE International Conference on (2013)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxembourg
Mar. 18, 2013 to Mar. 22, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4799-1324-4
pp: 267-270
ABSTRACT
Combinatorial Testing (CT) is a black-box testing technique, which is used to test parameterized systems. Real applications often have some special testing requirements, especially parameter constraints. Our experimental results show that existing CT test generators cannot deal with constraints very well as the number of constraints increases. This is due to their constraint solving mechanisms, where constraint solving and parameter assignment are separated. In this paper, we propose a new CT test generation method based on constrained optimization, which combines these two together to mitigate the effect brought by the growing complexity of constraints. Our approach is implemented in a tool called "Cascade", which can deal with common CT usage scenarios.
INDEX TERMS
Optimization, Graphics, Software testing, Software, Software engineering, Generators, parameter constraints, combinatorial testing, test generation, constrained optimization
CITATION

Y. Zhao, Z. Zhang, J. Yan and J. Zhang, "Cascade: A Test Generation Tool for Combinatorial Testing," Software Testing Verification and Validation Workshop, IEEE International Conference on(ICSTW), Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxembourg, 2013, pp. 267-270.
doi:10.1109/ICSTW.2013.37
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