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Wed 12 Oct 2022 10:50 - 11:10 at Banquet A - Technical Session 10 - Testing I Chair(s): Gordon Fraser

Many big companies are providing cloud services through RESTful APIs nowadays. With the growing popularity of RESTful API, testing RESTful API becomes crucial. To address this issue, researchers have proposed several automatic RESTful API testing techniques. In Huawei, we design and implement an automatic RESTful API testing framework named MOREST. MOREST has been used to test ten RESTful API services and helped to detected 83 previously unknown bugs which were all confirmed and fixed by the developers. On one hand, we find that MOREST shows great capability of detecting bugs in RESTful APIs. On the other hand, we also notice that human effort is inevitable and important when applying automatic RESTful API techniques in practice.

In this paper, we focus on discussing the industry practice of using automatic RESTful API testing techniques. Specifically, we emphasize the impact of human-in-the-loop for RESTful API testing. By analyzing the human factors, we summarize insights for improving the coordination between automated tools and human experts, increasing the level of automation for the tools as well as boosting the overall testing performance.

Wed 12 Oct

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10:00 - 12:00
Technical Session 10 - Testing IResearch Papers / Industry Showcase / Tool Demonstrations at Banquet A
Chair(s): Gordon Fraser University of Passau
10:00
20m
Research paper
Inline Tests
Research Papers
Yu Liu University of Texas at Austin, Pengyu Nie University of Texas at Austin, Owolabi Legunsen Cornell University, Milos Gligoric University of Texas at Austin
Pre-print
10:20
10m
Demonstration
LiveRef: a Tool for Live Refactoring Java Code
Tool Demonstrations
Sara Fernandes FEUP, Universidade do Porto, Ademar Aguiar FEUP, Universidade do Porto, André Restivo LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
10:30
20m
Research paper
Sorry, I don't Understand: Improving Voice User Interface Testing
Research Papers
Emanuela Guglielmi University of Molise, Giovanni Rosa University of Molise, Simone Scalabrino University of Molise, Gabriele Bavota Software Institute, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Rocco Oliveto University of Molise
10:50
20m
Industry talk
MOREST: Industry Practice of Automatic RESTful API Testing
Industry Showcase
YI LIU Nanyang Technological University, Yuekang Li Nanyang Technological University, Yang Liu Nanyang Technological University, Ruiyuan Wan , Runchao Wu Huawei Inc., Qingkun Liu Huawei Cloud Computing Technologies Co., Ltd
11:10
20m
Research paper
VITAS : Guided Model-based VUI Testing of VPA AppsVirtual
Research Papers
Suwan Li Nanjing University, Lei Bu Nanjing University, Guangdong Bai University of Queensland, Zhixiu Guo Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Kai Chen SKLOIS, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Hanlin Wei The University of Queensland