Speaker: Gordon Fraser , University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Area: Search-Based Testing

When and where: Monday, July 18, 11:25 – 12:55 at DFKI

Slides: An Introduction to Search-based Testing and the EvoSuite Test Generation Tool

Abstract: Do you need more tests to maximise coverage, locate defects, or reproduce field failures? Do you want your tests to execute quickly, or to use as little as possible energy? Search-based testing is a flexible approach that can be used to generate tests for these or any other quantifiable objectives by using efficient meta heuristic search algorithms.

In this talk I will introduce the principles underlying search based testing. I will show how to make use of the EvoSuite search-based test generation infrastructure to apply search-based test generation, and how to build on EvoSuite to develop new techniques using, or extending, search-based testing.

More on Gordon:
Dr. Gordon Fraser Gordon Fraser is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, UK. He received his Ph.D. from Graz University of Technology, Austria, in 2007, and worked as a post-doc researcher at Saarland University, Germany. He has published on improving software quality and programmer productivity at all major software engineering venues (e.g., TSE, TOSEM, ICSE, ISSTA, FSE, ASE, ICST). He is chair of the steering committees of the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation (ICST) and the Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE). He has been programme chair of several testing-related conferences (ICST, TAP, TAIC PART, SSBSE) and workshops, is a regular member of many programme and organising committees in the field (e.g., ICSE, FSE, ASE, ISSTA), and is editorial board member of the Software Testing, Verification, and Reliability (STVR) journal. He is a founder and one of the core developers of the EvoSuite search-based unit test generator.