NEXTA 2020
Sat 24 Oct 2020 Porto, Portugal
co-located with ICST 2020
Sat 24 Oct 2020 16:30 - 16:50 at D. Luis - Session: User-Interface Testing + Closing Chair(s): Kristian Wiklund

Test generation at the graphical user interface (GUI) level has proven to be an effective method to reveal faults. When doing so, a test generator has to repeatably decide what action to execute given the current state of the system under test (SUT). This problem of action selection usually involves random choice, which is often referred to as monkey testing. Some approaches leverage other techniques to improve the overall effectiveness, but only a few try to create human-like actions-or even entire action sequences. We have built a novel session-based recommender system that can guide test generation. This allows us to mimic past user behavior, reaching states that require complex interactions. We present preliminary results from an empirical study, where we use GitHub as the SUT. These results show that recommender systems appear to be well-suited for action selection, and that the approach can significantly contribute to the improvement of GUI-based test generation.

Sat 24 Oct
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16:00 - 17:30
Session: User-Interface Testing + ClosingNEXTA 2020 at D. Luis
Chair(s): Kristian WiklundEricsson AB
On the Industrial Applicability of Augmented Testing: An Empirical Study
NEXTA 2020
Michel NassBlekinge Institute of Technology, Emil AlégrothBlekinge Institute of Technology, Robert FeldtChalmers University of Technology
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Session-Based Recommender Systems for Action Selection in GUI Test Generation
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Varun NayakReTest GmbH, Daniel KrausReTest GmbH
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Award Ceremony -- Best Question Award; Best Presentation Award; Most influential tweet award
NEXTA 2020