ASM-Based Testing: Coverage Criteria and Automatic Test Sequence
Angelo Gargantini (C.E.A. Università di Catania Piazza Universita, Italy)
Elvinia Riccobene (Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica Universita di Catania, Italy)
Abstract: This paper tackles some aspects concerning the exploitation of Abstract State Machines (ASMs) for testing purposes. We define for ASM specifications a set of adequacy criteria measuring the coverage achieved by a test suite, and determining whether sufficient testing has been performed. We introduce a method to automatically generate from ASM specifications test sequences which accomplish a desired coverage. This method exploits the counter example generation of the model checker SMV. We use ASMs as test oracles to predict the expected outputs of units under test.
Keywords: Abstract State Machines, formal methods, test sequence generation, testing
Categories: D.2.2, D.2.5