Challenges in testing context aware software systems

Santiago Matalonga, Felyppe Rodrigues, Guilherme Horta Travassos

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Abstract

Context aware software systems (CASS) are becoming pervasive in our lives. Nevertheless, it is not clear whether traditional (no-context aware) software testing techniques are adequate for testing CASS. Therefore, a quasi systematic literature review was used to identify 11 relevant sources that mentioned 15 problems and 4 proposed solutions, which were analyzed and classified into 3 groups of challenges and strategies for dealing with CASS testing. Additionally, some recommendations for testing such software applications with the currently available testing technologies are presented. However, we argue that new context aware testing techniques need to be developed in order to assure the quality of CASS.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Software Engineering
  • Context-Aware software systems

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