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Kraemer, Eileen ; Laura Dillon

Groundwork for the Development of Testing Plans for Concurrent Software

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Abstract

While multi-threading has become commonplace in many application domains (e.g., embedded systems, digital signal processing (DSP), networks, IP services, and graphics), multi-threaded code often requires complex co-ordination of threads. As a result, multi-threaded implementations are prone to subtle bugs that are difficult and time-consuming to locate. Moreover, current testing techniques that address multi-threading are generally costly while their effectiveness is unknown. The development of cost-effective testing plans requires an in-depth study of the nature, frequency, and cost of concurrency errors in the context of real-world applications. The full paper will lay the groundwork for such a study, with the purpose of informing the creation of a parametric cost model for testing multi-threaded software. The current version of the paper provides motivation for the study, an outline of the full paper, and a bibliography of related papers.

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@InProceedings{kraemer_et_al:DSP:2010:2621,
  author =	{Eileen Kraemer and Laura Dillon},
  title =	{Groundwork for the Development of Testing Plans for Concurrent Software},
  booktitle =	{Practical Software Testing : Tool Automation and Human Factors},
  year =	{2010},
  editor =	{Mark Harman and Henry Muccini and Wolfram Schulte and Tao Xie},
  number =	{10111},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2010/2621},
  annote =	{Keywords: Concurrency, Testing}
}

Keywords: Concurrency, Testing
Seminar: 10111 - Practical Software Testing : Tool Automation and Human Factors
Issue date: 2010
Date of publication: 28.06.2010


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