Presentation dr. Louis Rose

Speaker: dr. Louis Rose

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Title: “Towards A Scalable Cloud Platform for Search-Based Probabilistic Testing”

Abstract: Probabilistic testing techniques that sample input
data at random from a probability distribution can be more effective
at detecting faults than deterministic techniques. However,
if overly large (and therefore expensive) test sets are to be avoided,
the probability distribution from which the input data is sampled
must be optimised to the particular software-under-test. Such an
optimisation process is often resource-intensive. In this paper,
we present a prototypical cloud platform-and architecture-
that permits the optimisation of such probability distributions in
a scalable, distributed and robust manner, and thereby enables
cost-effective probabilistic testing.