Formal Methods and Testing

Formal Methods and Testing

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed and peer-reviewed outcome of the Formal Methods and Testing (FORTEST) network - formed as a network established under UK EPSRC funding that investigated the relationships between formal (and semi-formal) methods and software testing - now being a subject group of two BCS Special Interest Groups: Formal Aspects of Computing Science (BCS FACS) and Special Interest Group in Software Testing (BCS SIGIST). Each of the 12 chapters in this book describes a way in which the study of formal methods and software testing can be combined in a manner that brings the benefits of formal methods (e.g., precision, clarity, provability) with the advantages of testing (e.g., scalability, generality, applicability).Model based testing is one of the promising technologies to meet the challenges imposed on software testing. ... This tutorial chapter describes a model based testing theory where models are expressed as labelled transition systems, and compliance is ... Testing, however, is often a manual and laborious process without effective automation, which makes it error-prone, time consuming, and very costly.

Title:Formal Methods and Testing
Author:Robert M. Hierons, Jonathan P. Bowen, Mark Harman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-08


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