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Application of Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of Regression Suites

KEKELYOVÁ Michaela, ZACHARIÁŠOVÁ Marcela, KOTÁSEK Zdeněk and HRUŠKA Tomáš. Application of Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of Regression Suites. In: IEEE 18th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems. Belgrade: IEEE Computer Society, 2015, pp. 91-94. ISBN 978-1-4799-6779-7.
Czech title
Aplikace evolučního algoritmu pro optimalizaci regresních testů
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Kekelyová Michaela, Ing. (CODASIP)
Zachariášová Marcela, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Kotásek Zdeněk, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Hruška Tomáš, prof. Ing., CSc. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Keywords
genetic algorithm
optimization
regression tests
Abstract
Regression test suites are necessary to ensure that
changes to the system made after bug fixes or reimplementation
have not broken the intended functionality. However, because of
the complexity of current hardware systems, it is desirable to have optimized regression suites that provide the highest verification coverage with minimal simulation time and resources. In this paper, we introduce a coverage-directed optimization algorithm for creating optimized regression suites from verification stimuli that were evaluated in simulation-based verification environment. The results of our experiments show that the quality and the size of the final regression suites are significantly improved in comparison to the original test suit. For our experimental system, we were able to eliminate 94.4% redundant stimuli from the original test suite while retaining the same level of functional coverage.
Published
2015
Pages
91-94
Proceedings
IEEE 18th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems
Conference
IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems 2015, Belgrade, RS
ISBN
978-1-4799-6779-7
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Belgrade, RS
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB10896,
   author = "Michaela Kekelyov\'{a} and Marcela Zachari\'{a}\v{s}ov\'{a} and Zden\v{e}k Kot\'{a}sek and Tom\'{a}\v{s} Hru\v{s}ka",
   title = "Application of Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of Regression Suites",
   pages = "91--94",
   booktitle = "IEEE 18th International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems",
   year = 2015,
   location = "Belgrade, RS",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-4799-6779-7",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/10896"
}
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