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Notions of Conformance Testing for Cyber-Physical Systems: Overview and Roadmap (Invited Paper)

Authors Narges Khakpour, Mohammad Reza Mousavi



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Narges Khakpour and Mohammad Reza Mousavi. Notions of Conformance Testing for Cyber-Physical Systems: Overview and Roadmap (Invited Paper). In 26th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 42, pp. 18-40, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)
https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2015.18

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We review and compare three notions of conformance testing for cyber-physical systems. We begin with a review of their underlying semantic models and present conformance-preserving translations between them. We identify the differences in the underlying semantic models and the various design decisions that lead to these substantially different notions of conformance testing. Learning from this exercise, we reflect upon the challenges in designing an "ideal" notion of conformance for cyber-physical systems and sketch a roadmap of future research in this domain.
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  • Cyber-physical systems
  • hybrid systems
  • conformance testing
  • model-based testing
  • behavioral pre-orders
  • hybrid input-output conformance testing
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