Software Testing, Verification and Reliability

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Edited By: Jeff Offutt and Robert M. Hierons

Impact Factor: 1.082

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 46/106 (Computer Science Software Engineering)

Online ISSN: 1099-1689

Associated Title(s): Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Software Process: Improvement and Practice, Software: Practice and Experience

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    How to manage a conference special issue

    Robert M. Hierons

    Version of Record online: 5 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1633

  2. Assessment of C++ object-oriented mutation operators: A selective mutation approach

    Pedro Delgado-Pérez, Sergio Segura and Inmaculada Medina-Bulo

    Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1630

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    Mutation operators should be valued differently depending on whether we wish to evaluate a test suite (analysing their degree of redundancy) or refine a test suite (assessing their ability to induce the design of high-quality test cases). Discarding individual mutants is more convenient than discarding mutation operators when applying mutation testing at the class level. The selection of mutants giving preference to the best-valued mutation operators shows a better performance than the random selection of mutants.

  3. Pattern-based GUI testing: Bridging the gap between design and quality assurance

    Rodrigo M. L. M. Moreira, Ana Cristina Paiva, Miguel Nabuco and Atif Memon

    Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1629

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    Pattern-based graphical user interface testing, a practical and useful model-based graphical user interface testing approach that allows to find fast real bugs in the software and is more effective than a manual model-based test case generation approach.

  4. Bounded model checking of C++ programs based on the Qt cross-platform framework

    Felipe R. Monteiro, Mário A. P. Garcia, Lucas C. Cordeiro and Eddie B. de Lima Filho

    Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1632

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    This work describes a simplified version of the Qt framework, named Qt Operational Model, which is integrated into ESBMC++, a bounded model checker based on satisfiability modulo theories, to verify Qt-based applications. Indeed, Qt Operational Model was combined with 2 different verification approaches: explicit state model checking and also symbolic model checking, during the experimental evaluation, which highlights its flexibility. The proposed methodology is the first one to formally verify Qt-based applications, which has the potential to devise new directions for software verification of portable code.

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    Editorial: Accepting shortened papers hurts science

    Jeff Offutt

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1631

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