This paper investigates software agents testing, and in particular how to automate test generation. We propose a novel approach, which takes advantage of agent interaction ontologies that define content semantic of agent interactions to: (1) generate test inputs; (2) guide the exploration of the input space during generation; and, (3) verify messages exchanged among agents with respect to the defined interaction ontology. We integrated the proposed approach into a testing framework, called eCAT, which can generate and evolve test cases automatically, and run them continuously.

Ontology-based Test Generation for Multi Agent Systems

Nguyen, Duy Cu;Perini, Anna;Tonella, Paolo
2008

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This paper investigates software agents testing, and in particular how to automate test generation. We propose a novel approach, which takes advantage of agent interaction ontologies that define content semantic of agent interactions to: (1) generate test inputs; (2) guide the exploration of the input space during generation; and, (3) verify messages exchanged among agents with respect to the defined interaction ontology. We integrated the proposed approach into a testing framework, called eCAT, which can generate and evolve test cases automatically, and run them continuously.
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