An empirical examination of abstract test case prioritization techniques

Rubing Huang, Weiwen Zong, Dave Towey, Yunan Zhou, Jinfu Chen

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Abstract

Abstract test case prioritization (ATCP) aims at ordering abstract test case in order to increase the speed at which faults are detected, potentially increasing the fault detection rate. This paper empirically examines possible ATCP techniques, according to the following four categories: non-information-guided prioritization (NIGP), interaction coverage based prioritization (ICBP), input-model mutation based prioritization (IMBP), and similarity based prioritization (SBP). We found that the ICBP category has better testing effectiveness than others, according to fault detection rates. Surprisingly, we found that NIGP can achieve similar performance to IMBP, and that SBP can sometimes achieve even better rates of fault detection than some ICBP techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages141-143
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
Event39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 20 May 201728 May 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017

Conference

Conference39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period20/05/1728/05/17

Keywords

  • Abstract test case prioritization
  • Empirical examination
  • Software testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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