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Objective Re-Weighting to Guide an Interactive Search Based Software Testing System
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Even hardware-focused industries today develop products where software is both a large and important component. Engineers tasked with developing and integrating these products do not always have a software engineering background. To ensure quality, tools are needed that automate and support software testing while allowing these domain specialists to leverage their knowledge and experience. Search-based testing could be a key aspect in creating an automated tool for supporting testing activities. However, domain specific quality criteria and trade-offs make it difficult to develop a general fitness function a priori, so interaction between domain specialists and such a tool would be critical to its success. In this paper we present a system for interactive search-based software testing and investigate a way for domain specialists to guide the search by dynamically re-weighting quality goals. Our empirical investigation shows that objective reweighting can help a human domain specialist interactively guide the search, without requiring specialized knowledge of the system and without sacrificing population diversity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Miami: IEEE , 2013.
Keyword [en]
search based software testing, interactive search based software engineering, user centered, embedded software, industrial experience
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6354DOI: 10.1109/ICMLA.2013.113ISI: 000353638700017Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo3A5EEB62A60C7D4CC1257E50004D04D9ISBN: 978-0-7695-5144-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6354DiVA: diva2:833852
Conference
12th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)
Available from: 2015-05-25 Created: 2015-05-25 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Interactive Search-Based Software Testing: Development, Evaluation, and Deployment
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interactive Search-Based Software Testing: Development, Evaluation, and Deployment
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlskrona: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, 2017. 235 p.
Series
Blekinge Institute of Technology Doctoral Dissertation Series, ISSN 1653-2090 ; 8
Keyword
Interactive Search-Based Software Testing, Search-Based Software Testing, Search-Based Software Engineering, Industrial Validation
National Category
Computer Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-15083 (URN)978-91-7295-341-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-10-04, G340, Karlskrona, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-30 Last updated: 2017-09-21Bibliographically approved

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