29-30 March 2011, Area della Richerca CNR, Pisa.
Antonia Bertolino, ISTI CNR Pisa, Italy
Paul Clements, SEI, USA
Paola Inverardi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
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Workshop on Architecture-Based Testing: Moving Research into Practice
Architecture support for testing refers to using a system’s architecture to inform and guide its testing process. While there has been substantial research devoted to this topic, little, if any, of this research has filtered into practice. Hence, the promise of architecture support for testing – to use architecture to reduce the time and expense of testing and to increase its effectiveness – remains unfulfilled.
This workshop is the second of a series of events on architecture support for testing which we organize on the topic. While the first workshop (held at the SEI in Pittsburgh on February 1-2, 2011, and titled “Workshop in Architecture-Based Testing: Best Practices, Best Potential”) was oriented to practitioners and identified industrial challenges in architecture support for testing, the one organized in Pisa targets (academic) researchers and seek to identify research-driven solutions to the problems identified during the practitioners workshop.
Thus the primary goals of this workshop are to:
The main input of this workshop is a set of 29 “model problems” in architecture support for testing produced during the practitioners' workshop hold in Pittsburg. A model problem is a problem that, if solved, would result in a significant decrease in project resources devoted to testing and/or a significant increase in system quality given an expenditure level.
Those 29 model problems are the output of the four working groups created during the previous workshop, that are: AST and Requirements (five model problems), AST and Software Product Line (seven model problems), Scope of Architecture and AST (two model problems), and AST and Integration testing (sixteen model problems). Model problems have been eventually prioritized by the industrial participants.
The prioritized list of model problems is available here
The Pisa workshop has been organized in this way:
The workshop's output has been:
If you may be interested to see those documents, please send an email to Henry Muccini.
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