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2010 36th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (2010)
Lille, France
Sept. 1, 2010 to Sept. 3, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4170-9
pp: 409-416
Embedded software is being increasingly used for the purpose of providing services with high reliability demands, as in case of software-based controllers for safety-relevant applications. Tests are usually carried out in several phases of the software life-cycle, each time addressing a different level of refinement and aiming at a corresponding degree of coverage of the object under test. In this sense, each testing strategy may be seen as a particular instantiation of a model-based verification approach, where the term “model” may be taken to reflect the software behavior at different levels of granularity. This article aims at a comparative evaluation of testing techniques for embedded software in terms of the effort they require and of the fault detection capability they offer. Furthermore, it illustrates a number of newly developed approaches capable of providing support to arbitrary testing techniques by instantiation at specific granularity levels.
software, test, component, fault, effort

F. Saglietti, "Testing for Dependable Embedded Software," 2010 36th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications(SEAA), Lille, France, 2010, pp. 409-416.
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