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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Software, volume 8, numbers 1 and 2, 2015 // View article soft_v8_n12_2015_17


Model Inference and Automatic Testing of Mobile Applications

Authors:
Sébastien Salva
Patrice Laurençot

Keywords: Model inference; Automatic testing; Android applications

Abstract:
We consider, in this paper, the problem of automatically testing Mobile applications while inferring formal models expressing their functional behaviours. We propose a framework called MCrawlT, which performs automatic testing through application interfaces and collects interface changes to incrementally infer models expressing the navigational paths and states of the applications under test. These models could be later used for comprehension aid or to carry out some tasks automatically, e.g., the test case generation. The main contributions of this paper can be summarised as follows: we introduce a flexible Mobile application model that allows the definition of state abstraction with regard to the application content. This definition also helps define state equivalence classes that segment the state space domain. Our approach supports different exploration strategies by applying the Ant Colony Optimisation technique. This feature offers the advantage to change the exploration strategy by another one as desired. The performances of MCrawlT in terms of code coverage, execution time, and bug detection are evaluated on 30 Android applications and compared to other tools found in the literature. The results show that MCrawlT achieves significantly better code coverage in a given time budget.

Pages: 214 to 231

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2015. Used with permission.

Publication date: June 30, 2015

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2628

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