Title: Reduced energy consumption for MC/DC testing

Authors: Sangharatna Godboley; Arpita Dutta; Durga Prasad Mohapatra

Addresses: DOS Lab, Department of CSE, NIT Rourkela, India ' DOS Lab, Department of CSE, NIT Rourkela, India ' DOS Lab, Department of CSE, NIT Rourkela, India

Abstract: After deployment, testing and validation techniques have become an important requirement for the reliability of software. However, these techniques do not measure energy that they consume, which is also an important parameter for software systems with short energy budgets. In this paper, we propose a new energy conservation technique. This novel technique does not affect the coverage percentage, but reduces the energy consumption. Energy conservation is based on test case minimisation technique according to modified condition/decision coverage (MC/DC) requirements. Our experimental study shows that, as compared to existing work, our proposed approach achieves less energy consumption. On an average of five programs, we save 40.8% energy consumption.

Keywords: energy consumption; green software engineering; green software testing; modified condition/decision coverage; MC/DC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.093657

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.28 No.4, pp.447 - 467

Received: 06 Jul 2016
Accepted: 09 Dec 2016

Published online: 31 Jul 2018 *

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