Testing practices of software in safety critical systems: Industrial survey

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Abstract

The software becomes increasingly a core integrated part of the safety-critical systems. Unfortunately, little contemporary data exists to document the actual practices used by software professionals for software testing and quality assurance activities for software in safety-critical systems. To remedy the deficiency of lack of data, we conducted a comprehensive survey of software professionals to attempt to discover these practices. In this paper we report on our findings from this survey on the state of practice of testing software for safety-critical systems in respect to three areas: 1) The integration of the testing activities within the software development life cycle; 2) Testing methods and techniques; 3) Testing metrics and defects management. We also provide some comparison with testing software for non-safety-critical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
EditorsJoaquim Filipe, Olivier Camp, Michal Smialek, Joaquim Filipe, Slimane Hammoudi
PublisherSciTePress
Pages359-367
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582981
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Mar 21 2018Mar 24 2018

Publication series

NameICEIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Volume2

Other

Other20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2018
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period3/21/183/24/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Kassab, M. (2018). Testing practices of software in safety critical systems: Industrial survey. In J. Filipe, O. Camp, M. Smialek, J. Filipe, & S. Hammoudi (Eds.), ICEIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (pp. 359-367). (ICEIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems; Vol. 2). SciTePress.