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ICPC 2020
Mon 13 - Wed 15 July 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Mon 13 Jul 2020 15:00 - 15:12 at ICPC - Session 1: Tests Chair(s): Dario Di Nucci

Nowadays, mobile applications (a.k.a., apps) are used by over two billion users for every type of need, including social and emergency connectivity. Their pervasiveness in today’s world has inspired the software testing research community in devising approaches to allow developers to better test their apps and improve the quality of the tests being developed. In spite of this research effort, we still notice a lack of empirical studies aiming at assessing the actual quality of test cases developed by mobile developers: this perspective could provide evidence-based findings on the current status of testing in the wild as well as on the future research directions in the field. As such, we performed a large-scale empirical study targeting 1,780 open-source Android apps and aiming at assessing (1) the extent to which these apps are actually tested, (2) how well-designed are the available tests, and (3) what is their effectiveness. The key results of our study show that mobile developers still tend not to properly test their apps. Furthermore, we discovered that the test cases of the considered apps have a low (i) design quality, both in terms of test code metrics and test smells, and (ii) effectiveness when considering code coverage as well as assertion density.

Mon 13 Jul
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icpc-2020-research
15:00 - 16:00: Research - Session 1: Tests at ICPC
Chair(s): Dario Di NucciTilburg University
icpc-2020-research15:00 - 15:12
Paper
Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Gemma CatolinoDelft University of Technology, Filomena FerrucciUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
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icpc-2020-research15:12 - 15:24
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Mohammad AlahmadiFlorida State University, Abdulkarim KhormiFlorida State University, USA - Jazan University, KSA, Sonia HaiducFlorida State University
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icpc-2020-research15:24 - 15:36
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Valerio TerragniUniversità della Svizzera Italiana, Pasquale SalzaUniversity of Zurich, Mauro PezzeUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI) and Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)
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icpc-2020-industry15:36 - 15:48
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Darryl JarmanAdobe, Scott HuntAdobe, Dave ToweyUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo China
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icpc-2020-tool-demonstration15:48 - 16:00
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Stefano LambiaseUniversity of Salerno, Andrea CupitoUniversity of Salerno, Fabiano PecorelliUniversity of Salerno, Andrea De LuciaUniversity of Salerno, Fabio PalombaUniversity of Salerno
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