Standardized Test Development with Model-Based Testing (STF 442)


Driven by technological advances and by an ever-growing need for quality improvements, model-based testing (MBT) has matured in the last decade from a topic of research into an industrial technology. It has been successfully used for the automatic generation of test documentation and test scripts in a wide range of application areas including information and communication technology, information technology, embedded systems and medical systems. This trend is reflected by the availability of multiple commercial grade tools and growing activities around standardization related to MBT. Results in industry show significant gains in productivity, i.e., cutting of testing cost, in particular due to dramatic savings in the test maintenance phase. The purpose of this specialists task force (STF) is to create a methodology and process for applying MBT in the development of standardized ETSI test specifications, i.e., test descriptions, documentation and TTCN-3 test suites, based on studies in multiple ETSI application areas. The STF will also serve as a means to assess the feasibility of using MBT as part of standardization. This includes an analysis of how technical committees can in the future be included earlier in the test evaluation process in standardization, e.g., via the review of test documentation. In addition, this work is to provide independent feedback to TC MTS on its current MBT standard and to identify further needs for future MBT standardization activities.

Project Details

Project Staff: Jens Grabowski
March, 2012 to December, 2012
Telefon AB LM Ericsson
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Fraunhofer Institut FOKUS
Institute for System Programming Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPRAS)
Funding Organizations: 
European Telecommunictions Standards Institute (ETSI)

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