Synthesis of Test Scenarios Using UML Sequence Diagrams

Nayak, Ashalatha and Samanta, Debasis (2012) Synthesis of Test Scenarios Using UML Sequence Diagrams. ISRN Software Engineering.

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UML 2.0 sequence diagrams are used to synthesize test scenarios. A UML 2.0 sequence diagram usually consists of a large number of different types of fragments and possibly with nesting. As a consequence, arriving at a comprehensive system behavior in the presence of multiple, nested fragment is a complex and challenging task. So far the test scenario synthesis from sequence diagrams is concerned, the major problem is to extract an arbitrary flow of control. In this regard, an approach is presented here to facilitate a simple representation of flow of controls and its subsequent use in the test scenario synthesis. Also, the flow of controls is simplified on the basis of UML 2.0 control primitives and brought to a testable form known as intermediate testable model (ITM). The proposed approach leads to the systematic interpretation of control flows and helps to generate test scenarios satisfying a set of coverage criteria. Moreover, the ability to support UML 2.0 models leads to increased levels of automation than the existing approaches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: UML Sequence diagram; Software testing; Model based testing; Test scenario generation; Intermediate Testable Model
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2013 09:55
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2013 09:55

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