Rationalizing the need of architecture-driven testing of interactive systems

Alexandre Canny, Elodie Bouzekri, Célia Martinie, Philippe Palanque

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Testing interactive systems is known to be a complex task that cannot be exhaustive. Indeed, the infinite number of combination of user input and the complexity of information presentation exceed the practical limits of exhaustive and analytical approach to testing [31]. Most interactive software testing techniques are produced by applying and tuning techniques from the field of software testing to try to address the specificities of interactive applications. When some elements cannot be taken into account by the software testing technique, they are usually ignored. In this paper we propose to follow an opposite approach, starting from a generic architecture for interactive systems (including both software and hardware elements) for identifying in a systematic way, testing problems and testing needs. This architecture-driven approach makes it possible to identify how software testing knowledge and techniques can support interactive systems testing but also where the interactive systems engineering community should invest in order to test their idiosyncrasies too.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Centered Software Engineering - 7th IFIP WG 13.2 International Working Conference, HCSE 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMarta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Marco Winckler, Kati Kuusinen, Philippe Palanque, Cristian Bogdan
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-05909-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-05908-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, HCSE 2018 - Sophia Antipolis, France
Duration: 3 Sept 20185 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11262 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, HCSE 2018
CitySophia Antipolis


  • Architecture-driven testing
  • Interactive system testing


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