Variable Strength Interaction Testing of Components

Myra B. Cohen, Peter B. Gibbons, Warwick B. Mugridge, Charles Colbourn, James Collofello

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Abstract

Complete interaction testing of components is too costly in all but the smallest systems. Yet component interactions are likely to cause unexpected faults. Recently, design of experiment techniques have been applied to software testing to guarantee a minimum coverage of all t-way interactions across components. However, t is always fixed. This paper examines the need to vary the size oft in an individual test suite and defines a new object, the variable strength covering array, that has this property. We present some computational methods to find variable strength arrays and provide initial bounds for a group of these objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Pages413-418
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings: 27th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2003 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2003Nov 6 2003

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OtherProceedings: 27th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2003
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period11/3/0311/6/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Cohen, M. B., Gibbons, P. B., Mugridge, W. B., Colbourn, C., & Collofello, J. (2003). Variable Strength Interaction Testing of Components. In Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference (pp. 413-418)