10421 Summary – Model-Based Testing in Practice

Authors Wolfgang Grieskamp, Robert M. Hierons, Alexander Pretschner

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Wolfgang Grieskamp
Robert M. Hierons
Alexander Pretschner

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Wolfgang Grieskamp, Robert M. Hierons, and Alexander Pretschner. 10421 Summary – Model-Based Testing in Practice. In Model-Based Testing in Practice. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 10421, pp. 1-8, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2011)


Software testing is one of the most cost-intensive tasks in the modern software production process. Model-based testing is a light-weight formal method which enables the automatic derivation of tests from software models and their environment. Model-based testing (MBT) has matured as a rich research area in the last decade, with a significant body of research and applications. The academic community is well established with many conferences, workshops, and research projects. Tools for model-based testing have been developed both as research prototypes and as commercial or semi-commercial applications brought to users by midsize and enterprise-level companies, and applied in large scale projects. In the family of model-driven approaches, model-based testing can be seen as a success story in particular with respect to the degree of mechanical processing and automation that has been achieved, and the adoption in practice. The successful deployment of model-based testing in industrial settings can be seen in the telecommunication domain, chip cards, specific Windows components, and embedded systems in general. An interesting issue is under which circumstances we can expect these successes to carry over to other domains and families of systems as well (e.g., distributed systems; testing the cloud).
  • Testing
  • Modeling
  • Model-Driven Development


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