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We propose a theoretical framework for testing concurrent systems from true concurrency models like Petri nets or networks of au-tomata. The underlying model of computation of such formalisms are labeled event structures, which allow to represent concurrency explicitly. The activity of testing relies on the definition of a conformance relation that depends… (More)

Model-based testing has mainly focused on models where currency is interpreted as interleaving (like the ioco theory for labeled transition systems), which may be too coarse when one wants concurrency to be preserved in the implementation. In order to test such concurrent systems, we choose to use Petri nets as specifications and define a concurrent… (More)

The ioco relation has become a standard in model-based conformance testing. The co-ioco conformance relation is an extension of this relation to concurrent systems specified with true-concurrency models. This relation assumes a global control and observation of the system under test, which is not usually realistic in the case of physically distributed… (More)

This paper presents a novel technique for process discovery. In contrast to the current trend, which only considers an event log for discovering a process model, we assume two additional inputs: an independence relation on the set of logged activities, and a collection of negative traces. After deriving an intermediate net unfolding from them, we perform a… (More)

Model-based testing has mainly focused on models where concurrency is interpreted as interleaving (like the ioco theory for labeled transition systems), which may be too coarse when one wants concurrency to be preserved in the implementation. In order to test such concurrent systems, we choose to use Petri nets as specifications and define a concurrent… (More)

Current process discovery techniques focus on the derivation of a process model on the basis of the activity relations extracted from an event log. However, there are situations where more knowledge can be provided to the discovery algorithm, thus alleviating the discovery challenge. In particular, the (partial) characterization of the independence or… (More)

This paper deals with the test-case generation problem for concurrent systems that are specified by true-concurrency models such as Petri nets. We show that using true-concurrency models reduces both the size and the number of test cases needed for achieving certain coverage criteria. We present a test-case generation algorithm based on Petri net unfoldings… (More)