The Use Case Map (UCM) scenario notation can be used to model service requirements and high-level designs for reactive and distributed systems. It is therefore a natural candidate for use in the process of generating requirements-directed test suites. We survey several approaches for deriving test purposes from UCM models. We distinguish three main approaches. The first approach is based on testing patterns, the second one on UCM scenario definitions, and the third one on transformations to formal specifications (such as Lotos). Several techniques will be briefly illustrated and compared in terms of quality of the test purposes obtained, ease of use, and tool support. We also identify challenges in refining these test purposes into test cases as well as opportunities for improving current UCM-based testing.

-- DanielAmyot - 11 Oct 2005


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Title Generation of Test Purposes from Use Case Maps
Authors D. Amyot, M. Weiss, and L. Logrippo
Type Journal
Conference/Journal Title Computer Networks
Volume/Number 49(5)
Editors D. Hogrefe and R. Reed
Publisher Elsevier
Month December
Year 2005
Pages 643-660
DOI 10.1016/j.comnet.2005.05.006
Keywords Formal specification, Scenario, Testing, Testing pattern, Use Case Map
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Topic revision: r2 - 06 Nov 2009, GunterMussbacher
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