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Article: Towards the testing of power-aware software applications for wireless sensor networks

TitleTowards the testing of power-aware software applications for wireless sensor networks
Authors
KeywordsMetamorphic testing
Power awareness
Software testing
Test automation
Test oracle
Wireless sensor network
WSN application
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.com/content/105633/
Citation
Lecture Notes In Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics), 2007, v. 4498 LNCS, p. 84-99 How to Cite?
AbstractThe testing of programs in wireless sensor networks (WSN) is an important means to assure quality but is a challenging process. As pervasive computing has been identified as a notable trend in computing, investigations on effective software testing techniques for WSN are essential. In particular, energy is a crucial and scarce resource in WSN nodes. Programs running correctly but failing to meet the energy constraints may still be problematic. As such, testing techniques for power-aware applications are useful; otherwise, the quickly depleted device batteries will need frequent replacements, hence challenging the effectiveness of automation. Since current testing techniques do not consider the issue of energy constraints, their automation in the WSN domain warrants further investigation. This paper proposes a novel power-aware technique built on top of the notion of metamorphic testing to alleviate both the test oracle issue and the powerawareness issue. It tests the functions of programs in WSN nodes that are in close proximity, and uses the data consolidation criteria of data aggregation in programs as the basis for verifying test results. The power-aware transmissions of intermediate and final test data as well as the computation required for verification of test results are directly supported by the WSN programs. Our proposed technique has been strategically designed to blend in with the special features of the WSN environment. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.
Description12th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Geneva, Switzerland, 25-29 June 2007.
HKU CS Tech Report TR-2007-05
SponsorshipThis work is supported in part by a grant of the Innovation and Technology Commission in Hong Kong (Project No. ITS/076/06), a grant of City University of Hong Kong (Project No. 7200079), a discovery grant of the Australian Research Council (Project No. DP 0771733), and CERG grants of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Project Nos. 612306 and 717506).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/55465
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2005 Impact Factor: 0.302
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.252
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dc.contributor.authorChan, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zen_HK
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dc.description12th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Geneva, Switzerland, 25-29 June 2007.-
dc.descriptionHKU CS Tech Report TR-2007-05-
dc.description.abstractThe testing of programs in wireless sensor networks (WSN) is an important means to assure quality but is a challenging process. As pervasive computing has been identified as a notable trend in computing, investigations on effective software testing techniques for WSN are essential. In particular, energy is a crucial and scarce resource in WSN nodes. Programs running correctly but failing to meet the energy constraints may still be problematic. As such, testing techniques for power-aware applications are useful; otherwise, the quickly depleted device batteries will need frequent replacements, hence challenging the effectiveness of automation. Since current testing techniques do not consider the issue of energy constraints, their automation in the WSN domain warrants further investigation. This paper proposes a novel power-aware technique built on top of the notion of metamorphic testing to alleviate both the test oracle issue and the powerawareness issue. It tests the functions of programs in WSN nodes that are in close proximity, and uses the data consolidation criteria of data aggregation in programs as the basis for verifying test results. The power-aware transmissions of intermediate and final test data as well as the computation required for verification of test results are directly supported by the WSN programs. Our proposed technique has been strategically designed to blend in with the special features of the WSN environment. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.en_HK
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported in part by a grant of the Innovation and Technology Commission in Hong Kong (Project No. ITS/076/06), a grant of City University of Hong Kong (Project No. 7200079), a discovery grant of the Australian Research Council (Project No. DP 0771733), and CERG grants of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Project Nos. 612306 and 717506).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.com/content/105633/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)en_HK
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.rightsCopyright2007 Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.-
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectMetamorphic testingen_HK
dc.subjectPower awarenessen_HK
dc.subjectSoftware testingen_HK
dc.subjectTest automationen_HK
dc.subjectTest oracleen_HK
dc.subjectWireless sensor networken_HK
dc.subjectWSN applicationen_HK
dc.titleTowards the testing of power-aware software applications for wireless sensor networksen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailTse, TH: thtse@cs.hku.hken_HK
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