Tools for ART - Autonomous Real-time Testing

Autonomous Real-time Testing (ART) is a concept for generating test cases that can be executed automatically, without interaction by testers, while the system under test physically remains in operation. The concept is also useful to continuously testing software while being developed. ART complements Test-Driven Development (TDD) because part of ART is the use of Digital Twins that emulate sensors, actuators, and Cloud services during software development, thus improving the ability of the development team to test systems under development. Moreover, because test cases are constantly being extended using an user-driven Artificial Intelligence approach, requirements, especially for security and privacy protection, can be kept under control on a nightly base. ART unites three approaches:

  • Complementing Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) by Continuous Testing – it’s not just adding a testing step somewhere in between DevOps, sometimes seen as DevTstOps, DevSecOps, or anything similar, it means automated testing anywhere, anytime with focus on relevant features such as safety and privacy;
  • Automated, unattended testing of its Digital Twins while the system itself remains in operation, based on Kubernetes;
  • Autonomous generation of new test cases within existing test stories (or scenarios) adapting to new system interconnectivity or environmental changes.

In particular, the third point means adopting techniques from Artificial Intelligence, combined with methods that keep they newly generates test cases relevant. This presentation outlines the current state of availability of tools.


Referent: Dr. Thomas Fehlmann, Euro Project Office AG

Dr. Thomas Fehlmann is a senior expert in software metrics and testing, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for lean and agile software development and promoter of customer-oriented product design and testing. He spent most of his professional life as a quality manager for software organizations. As such, he has led a few companies to global market dominance using Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Six Sigma for Software. He has run the Euro Project Office since 1999 and is internationally recognized as QFD expert and as software metrics expert. Since 2016, Thomas has been an academic member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research. Thomas is a frequent presenter at conferences on topics including Six Sigma, QFD, software quality, software testing, project management, software engineering and software metrics.

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Themengebiet: Embedde Testing

Datum und Uhrzeit: 30. Juni 2022, 14:30 bis 15:15

Raum: Madrid

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