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Indirect Effects in Evidential Assessment: A Case Study on Regression Test Technology Adoption

Engström, Emelie LU ; Feldt, Robert and Torkar, Richard (2012) The 2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies (EAST 2012) In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
Background: There is a need for ecient regression testing

in most software development organizations. Often the

proposed solutions involve automation. However, despite

this being a well researched area, research results are rarely

applied in industrial practice. Aim: In this paper we aim

to bridge the gap between research and practice by providing

examples of how evidence-based regression testing

approaches can be adopted in industry. We also discuss

challenges for the research community. Method: An industrial

case study was carried out to evaluate the possibility

to improve regression testing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

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Background: There is a need for ecient regression testing

in most software development organizations. Often the

proposed solutions involve automation. However, despite

this being a well researched area, research results are rarely

applied in industrial practice. Aim: In this paper we aim

to bridge the gap between research and practice by providing

examples of how evidence-based regression testing

approaches can be adopted in industry. We also discuss

challenges for the research community. Method: An industrial

case study was carried out to evaluate the possibility

to improve regression testing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

We analyse the procedure undertaken based

on frameworks from the evidence based software engineering,

EBSE, paradigm (with a focus on the evidence) and

automation literature (with a focus on the practical eects).

Results: Our results pinpoint the need for systematic approaches

when introducing a new tool. Practitioners and researchers

need congruent guidelines supporting the appraisal

of both the evidence base and the pragmatic eects, both

direct but also indirect, of the changes. This is illustrated

by the introduction of the automation perspective. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background: There is a need for ecient regression testing<br/><br>
in most software development organizations. Often the<br/><br>
proposed solutions involve automation. However, despite<br/><br>
this being a well researched area, research results are rarely<br/><br>
applied in industrial practice. Aim: In this paper we aim<br/><br>
to bridge the gap between research and practice by providing<br/><br>
examples of how evidence-based regression testing<br/><br>
approaches can be adopted in industry. We also discuss<br/><br>
challenges for the research community. Method: An industrial<br/><br>
case study was carried out to evaluate the possibility<br/><br>
to improve regression testing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.<br/><br>
We analyse the procedure undertaken based<br/><br>
on frameworks from the evidence based software engineering,<br/><br>
EBSE, paradigm (with a focus on the evidence) and<br/><br>
automation literature (with a focus on the practical eects).<br/><br>
Results: Our results pinpoint the need for systematic approaches<br/><br>
when introducing a new tool. Practitioners and researchers<br/><br>
need congruent guidelines supporting the appraisal<br/><br>
of both the evidence base and the pragmatic eects, both<br/><br>
direct but also indirect, of the changes. This is illustrated<br/><br>
by the introduction of the automation perspective.},
  author       = {Engström, Emelie and Feldt, Robert and Torkar, Richard},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {He Zhang, Jason},
  keyword      = {Regression Testing,Case Study,Technology Adoption},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {6},
  publisher    = {ACM},
  title        = {Indirect Effects in Evidential Assessment: A Case Study on Regression Test Technology Adoption},
  year         = {2012},
}