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EAST-ADL Tailored Testing: From System Models to Executable Test Cases


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Report - MRTC




Architectural models, such as those described in the EAST-ADL language, represent convenient abstractions to reason about embedded software systems. To enjoy the fully-fledged advantages of reasoning, EAST-ADL models require a component-aware analysis framework that provide, ideally, both verification and model-based test-case generation capabilities. In this paper, we extend ViTAL, our recently developed tool-supported framework for model-checking EAST-ADL models in Uppaal Port, with automated model-based test-case generation for functional requirements criteria. To validate the actual system implementation and exercise the feasibility of the abstract test-cases, we also show how to generate Python test scripts, from the ViTAL generated abstract test-cases. The scripts define the concrete test-cases that are executable on the system implementation, within the Farkle testing environment. Tool interoperability between ViTAL and Farkle is ensured by implementing a corresponding interface, compliant with the Open Services for Lifecycle collaboration (OSLC) standard. We apply our methodology to validate the ABS function implementation of a Brake-by-Wire system prototype.


author = {Raluca Marinescu and Mehrdad Saadatmand and Cristina Seceleanu and Paul Pettersson and Alessio Bucaioni},
title = {EAST-ADL Tailored Testing: From System Models to Executable Test Cases},
number = {ISSN 1404-3041 ISRN MDH-MRTC-278/2013-1-SE},
month = {September},
year = {2013},
url = {}