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ESEM 2021
Mon 11 - Fri 15 October 2021
Wed 13 Oct 2021 15:05 - 15:15 at ESEM ROOM - Testing & Security 3 Chair(s): Robert Feldt

Background: Metamorphic testing emerges as a simple and effective approach for testing scientific software; yet, its adoption in actual scientific software projects is less studied.

Aims: In order for the practitioners to better adopt metamorphic testing in their projects, we set out to first gain a deep understanding about the current qualify assurance workflow, testing practices, and tools.

Method: We propose to integrate various empirical sources, including artifact analysis, stakeholder interviews, and gap analysis from the literature.

Results: Applying our approach to the Open Water Analytics Stormwater Management Model project helped to identify four new needs requiring continued and more research: (1) systematic and explicit formulation of metamorphic relations, (2) metamorphic testing examples specific to the scientific software, (3) correlating metamorphic testing with regression testing, and (4) integrating metamorphic testing with build tools like CMake and continuous integration tools like GitHub Actions.

Conclusions: Integrating different empirical sources is promising for establishing a contextual understanding of software engineering practices, and for action research, such as workflow refinements and tool interventions, to be carried out in a principled manner.

Wed 13 Oct

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14:20 - 15:15
Testing & Security 3Emerging Results and Vision papers / Journal-first Papers / Technical Papers at ESEM ROOM
Chair(s): Robert Feldt Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
On (Mis)Perceptions of Testing Effectiveness: An Empirical Study
Journal-first Papers
Sira Vegas Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Patricia Riofrio , Esperanza Marcos Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Natalia Juristo Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Testing Smart Contracts: Which Technique Performs Best?
Technical Papers
Sefa Akca Uniersity of Edinburgh, Chao Peng University of Edinburgh, UK, Ajitha Rajan University of Edinburgh
Automated isolation for white-box test generation
Journal-first Papers
Dávid Honfi , Zoltán Micskei Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Link to publication DOI
Contextual Understanding and Improvement of Metamorphic Testing in Scientific Software Development
Emerging Results and Vision papers
Zedong Peng University of Cincinnati, Upulee Kanewala University of North Florida, Nan Niu University of Cincinnati

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