Generating Test Cases Through Markov Models for Undertaking Comprehensive Testing of Embedded Systems

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Volume-3 Issue-6                           
Year of Publication : 2013
 

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D. Bala Krishna Kamesh , Dr. A. K. Vasishtha , Dr. JKR Sastry , Dr. V Chandra Prakash."Generating Test Cases Through Markov Models for Undertaking Comprehensive Testing of Embedded Systems ". International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology (IJPTT), V3(6):1 - 22  Nov - Dec 2013, ISSN:2249-2615, www.ijpttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract

— Cleanroom Software Engineering (CRSE) methodology has incorporated in it, the Markov models based on which the number of test cases that should be used for testing can be determined. Model based statistics are developed based on Markov model and the same are used for determining the number of test cases that should be used for testing each path contained in a Usage model. A very few methods have been presented in literature which define the actual process to be used for generating the test cases especially considering the testing of embedded systems. Every embedded system should be tested comprehensively and testing must include both hardware and software states that exist in every path of the Markov model. Testing embedded systems comprehensively requires usage of many methods which include Scaffolding, Logical analysis, etc. and undertaking testing at different locations. In this paper, a formal method has been presented which generates test cases using Markov model for achieving comprehensive testing of an embedded system.

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Keywords

- Markov model, usage model, Comprehensive Testing, Embedded Systems, Clean Room Software Engineering