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International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Networks - CCN 2011

Test case selection & prioritization using ant colony optimization

Author(s) : BHARTI SURI, SHWETA SINGHAL

Abstract

Regression testing is a crucial and often costly software maintenance activity. In order to regain confidence in correctness of the system whenever modifications are made, we retest the software using existing test suite. But regression test suites are often too large to re-execute in the given time and cost constraints and thus we use test case selection and prioritization techniques. Ant Colony Optimization is a meta-heuristic approach that has been applied for time-constraint test case selection and prioritization. We performed an experiment to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm and compared it with other techniques using APFD metrics. Our results highlight close proximity to optimal solution and show the time reduction achieved by this technique.

Conference Title : International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Networks - CCN 2011
Conference Date(s) : June 2-3, 2011
Place : Hotel Aroma, Chandigarh, India
No fo Author(s) : 2
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Page(s) : 958 - 963
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