Title: Cost-effective product prioritisation technique for software product line testing

Authors: Satendra Kumar; Mohit Mittal; Vinod Kumar Yadav

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida, India ' Department of Information Science and Engineering, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan ' Department of Information Technology, Government Polytechnic Aurai, Bhadohi, U.P., India

Abstract: Software product line testing (SPLT) is a tedious task due to the generation of large number of products. Products testing sequence plays a significant role so that the testing resources could not be exhausted until all the products are tested. This problem can be overcome using the test case prioritisation (TCP) techniques. Many TCP techniques have been proposed to test SPL products in order, but they have not focused on product cost. The product with the highest cost should be tested first, because testing resources should not be exhausted to reach the main product with higher cost. In this paper, a cost-effective product prioritisation technique for SPLT is proposed in which products are prioritised on the basis of products cost. The rigorous evaluation results show that cost-effective prioritisation order is better than random order and similarity-based order.

Keywords: feature model; test case prioritisation; software product line; cost effective testing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESMS.2021.115518

International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2021 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.83 - 93

Received: 21 Jul 2020
Accepted: 02 Sep 2020

Published online: 28 May 2021 *

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