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Decision support for test management and scope selection in a software product line context

Engström, Emelie LU orcid and Runeson, Per LU orcid (2011) 1st Int’l Workshop on Variability-intensive Systems Testing Validation & Verification VAST'11 Co-located with ICST2011 Fourth International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation
Abstract
In large software organizations with a product line development approach, system test planning and scope selection is a complex tasks for which tool support is needed. Due to repeated testing: across different testing levels, over time (test for regression) as well as of different variants, the risk of double testing is large as well as the risk of overlooking important tests, hidden by the huge amount of possible tests.
This paper discusses the need and challenges of providing decision support for test planning and test selection in a product line context, and highlights possible paths towards a pragmatic implementation of context-specific decision support of various levels of automation. With existing regression testing approaches it... (More)
In large software organizations with a product line development approach, system test planning and scope selection is a complex tasks for which tool support is needed. Due to repeated testing: across different testing levels, over time (test for regression) as well as of different variants, the risk of double testing is large as well as the risk of overlooking important tests, hidden by the huge amount of possible tests.
This paper discusses the need and challenges of providing decision support for test planning and test selection in a product line context, and highlights possible paths towards a pragmatic implementation of context-specific decision support of various levels of automation. With existing regression testing approaches it is possible to provide automated decision support in a few specific cases, while test management in general may be supported through visualization of test execution coverage, the testing space and the delta between the sufficiently tested system and the system under test. A better understanding of the real world context and how to map research results to the same is needed. (Less)
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regression testing, test selection, decision support, test coverage, test redundancy, test planning
host publication
2011 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops
pages
4 pages
publisher
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
1st Int’l Workshop on Variability-intensive Systems Testing Validation & Verification VAST'11 Co-located with ICST2011 Fourth International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation
conference location
Berlin, Germany
conference dates
2011-03-21
external identifiers
  • scopus:80051603998
ISBN
978-1-4577-0019-4
978-0-7695-4345-1
DOI
10.1109/ICSTW.2011.80
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {In large software organizations with a product line development approach, system test planning and scope selection is a complex tasks for which tool support is needed. Due to repeated testing: across different testing levels, over time (test for regression) as well as of different variants, the risk of double testing is large as well as the risk of overlooking important tests, hidden by the huge amount of possible tests.<br/>This paper discusses the need and challenges of providing decision support for test planning and test selection in a product line context, and highlights possible paths towards a pragmatic implementation of context-specific decision support of various levels of automation. With existing regression testing approaches it is possible to provide automated decision support in a few specific cases, while test management in general may be supported through visualization of test execution coverage, the testing space and the delta between the sufficiently tested system and the system under test. A better understanding of the real world context and how to map research results to the same is needed.},
  author       = {Engström, Emelie and Runeson, Per},
  booktitle    = {2011 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops},
  isbn         = {978-1-4577-0019-4},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Decision support for test management and scope selection in a software product line context},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/5862952/3738255.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1109/ICSTW.2011.80},
  year         = {2011},
}