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A Heuristic Technique for Generating the Synchronizable and Optimized Conformance Test Sequences
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A Heuristic Technique for Generating the Synchronizable and Optimized Conformance Test Sequences
Kim, Chul;
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This paper presents a new technique for generating an optimum synchronizable test sequence that can be applied in the distributed test architecture where both external synchronization and input/output operation costs are taken into consideration. The method defines a set of phases that constructs a tester-related digraph from a given finite state machine representation of a protocol specification such that a minimum cost tour of the digraph with intrinsically synchronizable transfer sequences can be used to generate an optimum synchronizable test sequence using synchronizable state identification sequences as the state recognition sequence for each state of the given finite state machine. This hybrid approach with a heuristic and optimization technique provides a simple and elegant solution to the synchronization problem that arises during the application of a predetermined test sequence in some protocol test architectures that utilize remote testers.
Intrinsically synchronizable transfer sequence;optimum synchronizable test sequence;conformance testing;synchronization problem;synchronizable state identification sequence;
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