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Structural Testing of Concurrent Programs as a Web Service Composition

Grant number: 13/05750-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Souza
Grantee:Rafael Regis Do Prado
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57870-9 - Critical Embedded Systems Institute, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):14/15916-3 - Interface between client and web service for the structural test of concurrent software, BE.EP.MS


The testing of concurrent programs is essential to ensure quality for current distributed and parallel applications under development. Although essential, this testing activity is not used properly, due to factors such as high cost of execution, large gap between industry and academy results and access to tools to automate the testing. This project aims to define the parameters related to the structural testing of concurrent programs that will guide the orchestration of different services on the Web. Such services will be responsible for supporting the activity of structural testing of concurrent programs. Thus, new testing tools may be built in a more flexible way, with less development costs and with greater efficiency. This project will consider structural, functional and performance aspects of the structural testing of concurrent programs, focusing in the implementation of a service-oriented architecture dedicated to the testing of concurrent programs available on the Web. It is expected the establishment of clear boundaries in testing tools for the modules responsible for the testing model, test criteria, programming language paradigms and synchronization. Such approach brings the following benefits: (1) facilitate interaction between industry, education and research sectors, interested in the development of concurrent programs with quality, (2) reduce the cost of installation and maintenance of structural testing tools, (3) facilitate the incorporation of the activity of testing of concurrent programs in the development cycle of parallel and distributed applications, (4) increase the comprehensiveness of the TestPar project, allowing new users (developers, teachers and other research groups) to easily use the knowledge generated by the project, and (5) provide feedback to the TestPar project with new qualified demands coming from new concurrent programs submitted for testing.

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PRADO, Rafael Regis Do. Structural testing of concurrent programs as a Web service composition. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC/SB) São Carlos.

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