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More Testable Properties

  • Yliès Falcone
  • Jean-Claude Fernandez
  • Thierry Jéron
  • Hervé Marchand
  • Laurent Mounier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6435)

Abstract

In this paper, we explore the set of testable properties within the Safety-Progress classification where testability means to establish by testing that a relation, between the tested system and the property under scrutiny, holds. We characterize testable properties wrt. several relations of interest. For each relation, we give a sufficient condition for a property to be testable. Then, we study and delineate, for each Safety-Progress class, the subset of testable properties and their corresponding test oracle producing verdicts for the possible test executions. Finally, we address automatic test generation for the proposed framework.

Keywords

Test Generation Testable Property Execution Sequence Test Case Generation Interaction Sequence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yliès Falcone
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Fernandez
    • 2
  • Thierry Jéron
    • 1
  • Hervé Marchand
    • 1
  • Laurent Mounier
    • 2
  1. 1.INRIARennes - Bretagne AtlantiqueFrance
  2. 2.VERIMAGUniversité Grenoble IFrance

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