TY - GEN

T1 - Controlling restricted random testing

T2 - 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2007

AU - Chan, Kwok Ping

AU - Chen, T. Y.

AU - Towey, Dave

N1 - Copyright:
Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - In Restricted Random Testing (RRT), the main control parameter is the Target Exclusion Ratio (R), the proportion of the input domain to be excluded from test case generation at each iteration. Empirical investigations have consistently indicated that best failure-finding performance is achieved when the value for the Target Exclusion Ratio is maximised, i.e. close to 100%. This paper explains an algorithm to calculate the Actual Exclusion Ratio for RRT, and applies the algorithm to several simulations, confirming that previous empirically determined values for the Maximum Target Exclusion Ratio do give Actual Exclusion Ratios close to 100%. Previously observed trends of improvement in failure-finding efficiency of RRT corresponding to increases in Target Exclusion Ratios are also identified for Actual Exclusion Ratios.

AB - In Restricted Random Testing (RRT), the main control parameter is the Target Exclusion Ratio (R), the proportion of the input domain to be excluded from test case generation at each iteration. Empirical investigations have consistently indicated that best failure-finding performance is achieved when the value for the Target Exclusion Ratio is maximised, i.e. close to 100%. This paper explains an algorithm to calculate the Actual Exclusion Ratio for RRT, and applies the algorithm to several simulations, confirming that previous empirically determined values for the Maximum Target Exclusion Ratio do give Actual Exclusion Ratios close to 100%. Previously observed trends of improvement in failure-finding efficiency of RRT corresponding to increases in Target Exclusion Ratios are also identified for Actual Exclusion Ratios.

KW - Adaptive Random Testing

KW - Exclusion Ratio

KW - Random Testing

KW - Restricted Random Testing

KW - Software Testing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84886926787&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84886926787

SN - 9781627486613

T3 - 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2007

SP - 163

EP - 166

BT - 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2007

Y2 - 9 July 2007 through 11 July 2007

ER -