Metamorphic testing: a review of challenges and opportunities

Chen, Tsong Yueh, Kuo, Fei-Ching, Liu, Huai, Poon, Pak-Lok, Towey, Dave, Tse, T. H. and Zhou, Zhi Quan (2018) Metamorphic testing: a review of challenges and opportunities. ACM Computing Surveys, 51 (1). 4/1-4/27. ISSN 1557-7341

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Metamorphic testing is an approach to both test case generation and test result verification. A central element is a set of metamorphic relations, which are necessary properties of the target function or algorithm in relation to multiple inputs and their expected outputs. Since its first publication, we have witnessed a rapidly increasing body of work examining metamorphic testing from various perspectives, including metamorphic relation identification, test case generation, integration with other software engineering techniques, and the validation and evaluation of software systems. In this paper, we review the current research of metamorphic testing and discuss the challenges yet to be addressed. We also present visions for further improvement of metamorphic testing and highlight opportunities for new research.

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Keywords: Software and its engineering; Software verification and validation; Software testing and debugging;
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computer Science
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 08:22
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