Monday, 17 November 2014

New journal article on model-based testing

Today, our new journal article appeared in the Science of Computer Programming journal of Elsevier.

It deals with the problem of automatically generating test-cases from mutated models:

Bernhard K. Aichernig, Elisabeth Jöbstl, and Stefan Tiran. Model-based mutation testing via symbolic refinement checking. Science of Computer Programming. 97 (2015): 383-404, Elsevier, 2015.

Here is a link to a free copy of it that works for 50 days.


  • We deal with model- and mutation-based test case generation.
  • The main focus lies on optimizations of the underlying conformance check.
  • We explain the construction of test cases based on the conformance check.
  • We allow for non-determinism in the test models.
  • We demonstrate the effectiveness of our optimizations on industrial case studies.