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Title: Automated unique input output sequence generation for conformance testing of FSMs
Authors: Derderian, K
Hierons, RM
Harman, M
Qiang, G
Keywords: Finite state machine
Unique input output sequence
State verification
Conformance testing
Genetic algorithm
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Brunel University Information Systems and Computing PhD Theses
Citation: The Computer Journal 49(3):331-344, Jan 2006
Abstract: This paper describes a method for automatically generating unique input output (UIO) sequences for FSM conformance testing. UIOs are used in conformance testing to verify the end state of a transition sequence. UIO sequence generation is represented as a search problem and genetic algorithms are used to search this space. Empirical evidence indicates that the proposed method yields considerably better (up to 62% better) results compared with random UIO sequence generation.
Appears in Collections:Computer Science
Software Engineering (B-SERC)
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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