AHR: Human-centred aspects of test design

Maria Spichkova, Anna Zamansky

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To apply model-based testing successfully and effectively, a complete, coherent and easy-to-read model of a system has to be constructed. If the model is incomplete, inconsistent or inaccurate due to human error, the corresponding test development becomes useless or even dangerous: the developers might rely on the test results that do not correctly reflect the actual system-under-test. In this chapter we discuss human-centred aspects of model-based test design, focusing on combinatorial testing. These aspects are implemented within a formal framework for combinatorial test design. The framework is called AHR by its core features: Agile, Human-centred and Refinement-oriented. The goal of the framework is to provide a human-centered iterative, refinement-based construction of system models and the corresponding test plans, as well as to supports reuse and refinement of the developed test plans at different levels of abstraction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - 11th International Conference, ENASE 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLeszek A. Maciaszek, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783319563893
StatePublished - 2016
Event11th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, ENASE 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 27 Apr 201628 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference11th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, ENASE 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2016.


  • Combinatorial test design
  • Formal methods
  • Testing
  • Usability
  • Visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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