Evolutionary generation of metamorphic relations for cyber-physical systems
A problem when testing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is the difficulty of determining whether a particular system output or behaviour is correct or not. Metamorphic testing alleviates such a problem by reasoning on the relations expected to hold among multiple executions of the system under test, which are known as Metamorphic Relations (MRs). However, the development of effective MRs is often challenging and requires the involvement of domain experts. This paper summarizes our recent publication: “Generating Metamorphic Relations for Cyber-Physical Systems with Genetic Programming: An Industrial Case Study”, presented at ESEC/FSE 2021. In that publication we presented GAssertMRs, the first technique to automatically generate MRs for CPS, leveraging GP to explore the space of candidate solutions. We evaluated GAssertMRs in an industrial case study, outperforming other baselines.
Authors: Ayerdi, Jon and Terragni, Valerio and Arrieta, Aitor and Tonella, Paolo and Sagardui, Goiuria and Arratibel, Maite
Title of the source: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Relevant pages: 15–16