Florentin Ipate

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Although testing is a major part of software development, it rarely gets the attention it deserves from researchers, partly because its foundations are weak and ill-understood. The principal purpose of testing is to detect (and then remove) faults in a software system. However, very few of the existing methods allow the tester to make any precise statement(More)
The application of metaheuristic search techniques in test data generation has been extensively investigated in recent years. Most studies, however, have concentrated on the application of such techniques in structural testing. The use of search-based techniques in functional testing is less frequent, the main cause being the implicit nature of the(More)
X-machines were proposed by Holcombe as a possible specification language and since then a number of further investigations have demonstrated that the model is intuitive and easy to use as well as general enough to cater for a wide range of applications. In particular (generalised) stream X-machines have been found to be extremely useful as a specification(More)
Although a lot of research has been done in the field of state-based testing, the automatic generation of test cases from a functional specification in the form of a state machine is not straightforward. This paper investigates the use of genetic algorithms in test data generation for the chosen paths in the state machine, so that the input parameters(More)
The aim of this paper is to show how the P systems with replicated rewriting can be modeled by X-machines (also called Eilenberg machines). In the first approach, the parallel behaviour of the regions of a P system is simulated by a sequential process involving a single X-machine. This allows the application of the X-machine testing procedures in order to(More)
This paper presents some testing approaches based on model checking and using different testing criteria. First, test sets are built from different Kripke structure representations. Second, various rule coverage criteria for transitional, non-deterministic, cell-like P systems, are considered in order to generate adequate test sets. Rule based coverage(More)
One of the great benefits of using a stream X-machine to specify a system is its associated testing method. Under certain design for test conditions, this method produces a test suite that can determine the correctness of the implementation under test (IUT), provided that the processing functions of the stream X-machine specification have been correctly(More)