Automated Unique Input Output Sequence Generation for Conformance Testing of FSMs

@article{Derderian2006AutomatedUI,
  title={Automated Unique Input Output Sequence Generation for Conformance Testing of FSMs},
  author={Karnig Derderian and Robert Mark Hierons and Mark Harman and Qiang Guo},
  journal={Comput. J.},
  year={2006},
  volume={49},
  pages={331-344}
}
This paper describes a method for automatically generating unique input output (UIO) sequences for FSM conformance testing. UIOs are used in conformance testing to verify the end state of a transition sequence. UIO sequence generation is represented as a search problem and genetic algorithms are used to search this space. Empirical evidence indicates that the proposed method yields considerably better (up to 62% better) results compared with random UIO sequence generation. 
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