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A GUI State Comparison Technique for Effective Model-based Android GUI Testing
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  • Journal title : Journal of KIISE
  • Volume 42, Issue 11,  2015, pp.1386-1396
  • Publisher : Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers
  • DOI : 10.5626/JOK.2015.42.11.1386
 Title & Authors
A GUI State Comparison Technique for Effective Model-based Android GUI Testing
Baek, Youngmin; Hong, Gwangui; Bae, Doo-hwan;
 
 Abstract
Graphical user interface testing (GUI testing) techniques have been widely used to test the functionality of Android applications (apps) and to detect faults for verification of the reliability and usability of apps. To adequately test the behaviors of apps, a number of studies on model-based GUI testing techniques have been performed on Android apps. However, the effectiveness of model-based techniques greatly depends on the quality of the GUI model, because model-based GUI testing techniques generate test inputs based on this model. Therefore, in order to improve testing effectiveness in model-based techniques, accurate and efficient GUI model generation has to be achieved using an improved model generation technique with concrete definition of GUI states. For accurate and efficient generation of a GUI model and test inputs, this study suggests a hierarchical GUI state comparison technique and evaluates this technique through comparison with the existing model-based techniques, considering activities as GUI states. Our results show that the proposed technique outperforms existing approaches and has the potential to improve the performance of model-based GUI testing techniques for Android apps.
 Keywords
GUI testing;graphical user interface;Android GUI testing;model-based testing;GUI model;GUI state comparison technique;
 Language
Korean
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