Decomposability in Input Output Conformance Testing

Neda Noroozi
(Eindhoven University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Mohammad Reza Mousavi
(Eindhoven University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Center for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES), Halmstad University, Sweden)
Tim A.C. Willemse
(Eindhoven University of Technology Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

We study the problem of deriving a specification for a third-party component, based on the specification of the system and the environment in which the component is supposed to reside. Particularly, we are interested in using component specifications for conformance testing of black-box components, using the theory of input-output conformance (ioco) testing. We propose and prove sufficient criteria for decompositionality, i.e., that components conforming to the derived specification will always compose to produce a correct system with respect to the system specification. We also study the criteria for strong decomposability, by which we can ensure that only those components conforming to the derived specification can lead to a correct system.

In Alexander K. Petrenko and Holger Schlingloff: Proceedings Eighth Workshop on Model-Based Testing (MBT 2013), Rome, Italy, 17th March 2013, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 111, pp. 51–66.
Published: 2nd March 2013.

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