Iterative test suites refinement for elastic computing systems

Alessio Gambi, Antonio Filieri, Schahram Dustdar

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Abstract

Elastic computing systems can dynamically scale to continuously and cost-effectively provide their required Quality of Service in face of time-varying workloads, and they are usually implemented in the cloud. Despite their wide-spread adoption by industry, a formal definition of elasticity and suitable procedures for its assessment and verification are still missing. Both academia and industry are trying to adapt established testing procedures for functional and nonfunctional properties, with limited effectiveness with respect to elasticity. In this paper we propose a new methodology to automatically generate test-suites for testing the elastic properties of systems. Elasticity, plasticity, and oscillations are first formalized through a convenient behavioral abstraction of the elastic system and then used to drive an iterative test suite refinement process. The outcomes of our approach are a test suite tailored to the violation of elasticity properties and a human-readable abstraction of the system behavior to further support diagnosis and fix.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Titel2013 9th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 2013 - Proceedings
Redakteure/-innenBertrand Meyer, Luciano Baresi, Mira Mezini
Herausgeber (Verlag)ACM
Seiten635-638
Seitenumfang4
ISBN (Print)9781450322379
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 18 Aug. 2013
Extern publiziertJa

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Name2013 9th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 2013 - Proceedings

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