Formal Methods and Testing [electronic resource] :An Outcome of the FORTEST Network, Revised Selected Papers /
Contributor(s): Hierons, Robert M [editor.] | Bowen, Jonathan P [editor.] | Harman, Mark [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4949Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008.Description: XIII, 367 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540789178.Subject(s): Computer science | Software engineering | Programming languages (Electronic computers) | Computer logic | Management information systems | Computer Science | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Software Engineering | Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters | Logics and Meanings of Programs | Management of Computing and Information SystemsOnline resources: Click here to access online
Model Based Testing with Labelled Transition Systems -- Model-Based Testing of Object-Oriented Reactive Systems with Spec Explorer -- Testing Real-Time Systems Using UPPAAL -- Coverage Criteria for State Based Specifications -- Testing in the Distributed Test Architecture -- Testing from X-Machine Specifications -- Testing Data Types Implementations from Algebraic Specifications -- From MC/DC to RC/DC: Formalization and Analysis of Control-Flow Testing Criteria -- Comparing the Effectiveness of Testing Techniques -- The Test Technology TTCN-3 -- Testability Transformation – Program Transformation to Improve Testability -- Modelling the Effects of Combining Diverse Software Fault Detection Techniques.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed and peer-reviewed outcome of the Formal Methods and Testing (FORTEST) network - formed as a network established under UK EPSRC funding that investigated the relationships between formal (and semi-formal) methods and software testing - now being a subject group of two BCS Special Interest Groups: Formal Aspects of Computing Science (BCS FACS) and Special Interest Group in Software Testing (BCS SIGIST). Each of the 12 chapters in this book describes a way in which the study of formal methods and software testing can be combined in a manner that brings the benefits of formal methods (e.g., precision, clarity, provability) with the advantages of testing (e.g., scalability, generality, applicability).