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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Thu 24 Sep 2020 01:50 - 02:00 at Kangaroo - Test Efficiency Chair(s): Darko Marinov

Regression testing is widely recognized as an important but time-consuming process. In the literature, researchers have put dedicated efforts in test selection, reduction, and prioritization, to alleviate this cost issue. These techniques share the commonality that they improve regression testing by optimizing the execution of the whole test suite. In this paper, we attempt to accelerate regression testing from a totally new perspective, i.e., skipping some execution of a new program by reusing program states of an old program. Following this intuition, we propose a state-reuse based acceleration approach SRRTA, which consists of state storage and loading. With the former, SRRTA collects some program states during the execution of an old version through three heuristic-based storage strategies; with the latter, SRRTA loads the stored program states with efficiency optimization strategies. Finally, we conduct a preliminary study on \emph{commons-math} and find that SRRTA reduces 80.3% of the regression testing time, indicating it is very promising in accelerating regression testing.

Conference Day
Thu 24 Sep

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01:10 - 02:10
Test EfficiencyResearch Papers / NIER track at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Darko MarinovUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research paper
Multiplex Symbolic Execution: Exploring Multiple Paths by Solving Once
Research Papers
Yufeng ZhangCollege of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Zhenbang ChenCollege of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ziqi ShuaiNational University of Defense Technology, Tianqi ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, Kenli LiCollege of Information Science and Engineering, National Supercomputing Center in Changsha, Hunan University, Ji WangNational University of Defense Technology
Zeror: Speed Up Fuzzing with Coverage-sensitive Tracing and Scheduling
Research Papers
Chijin ZhouTsinghua University, Mingzhe WangSchool of Software, Tsinghua University, Jie LiangSchool of Software, Tsinghua University, Zhe LiuNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Yu Jiang
SRRTA: Regression Testing Acceleration via State Reuse
NIER track
Jinhao DongPeking University, Yiling LouPeking University, China, Dan HaoPeking University, China