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OCELOT"" A Search-Based Test Data Generation Tool for C


Scalabrino, Simone; Grano, Giovanni; Di Nucci, Dario; Guerra, Michele; De Lucia, Andrea; Gall, Harald; Oliveto, Rocco (2018). OCELOT"" A Search-Based Test Data Generation Tool for C. In: Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Montpellier, France, 3 September 2018 - 7 September 2018.

Abstract

Automatically generating test cases plays an important role to reduce the time spent by developers during the testing phase. In last years, several approaches have been proposed to tackle such a problem: amongst others, search-based techniques have been shown to be particularly promising. In this paper we describe Ocelot, a search-based tool for the automatic generation of test cases in C. Ocelot allows practitioners to write skeletons of test cases for their programs and researchers to easily implement and experiment new approaches for automatic test-data generation. We show that Ocelot achieves a higher coverage compared to a competitive tool in 81% of the cases. Ocelot is publicly available to support both researchers and practitioners.

Abstract

Automatically generating test cases plays an important role to reduce the time spent by developers during the testing phase. In last years, several approaches have been proposed to tackle such a problem: amongst others, search-based techniques have been shown to be particularly promising. In this paper we describe Ocelot, a search-based tool for the automatic generation of test cases in C. Ocelot allows practitioners to write skeletons of test cases for their programs and researchers to easily implement and experiment new approaches for automatic test-data generation. We show that Ocelot achieves a higher coverage compared to a competitive tool in 81% of the cases. Ocelot is publicly available to support both researchers and practitioners.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:7 September 2018
Deposited On:23 Aug 2018 17:16
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:34
Series Name:ASE 2018
OA Status:Green
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:16508

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