SIMULTATE: A Toolset for Fault Injection and Mutation Testing of Simulink Models

Ingo Pill, Ivan Rubil, Franz Wotawa, Mihai Nica

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Abstract

The advantages of fault injection techniques and related methodologies like mutation testing have been gaining in attention also from industry, as is evident from the advent of standards like ISO 26262 that suggest to use corresponding approaches for verifying an automotive system's safety aspects. Aside a well-established theoretical background, the availability of tools is a key issue in order to leverage fault injection for the development of industrial, possibly safety-critical applications, e.g., in an automotive context. We propose the corresponding open source toolset SIMULTATE for injecting faults and performing mutation testing for Simulink models. For complementing the provided mutation/fault injection operators, it allows a user to define her own ones within Matlab and further provides a Python interface for easily deriving mutants where she can also focus the scope to desired model parts only. Controlling the activation of individual faults in a derived model, a designer can conveniently conduct mutation tests via a corresponding Python application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICSTW 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages168-173
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
EventNinth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICST Workshops 2016: 13th Workshop on Advances in Model Based Testing (A-MOST 2016) - Chicago, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 201615 Apr 2016

Conference

ConferenceNinth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICST Workshops 2016
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period11/04/1615/04/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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