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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Thu 24 Sep 2020 01:50 - 02:00 at Kangaroo - Test Efficiency Chair(s): Darko Marinov

Regression testing is widely recognized as an important but time-consuming process. In the literature, researchers have put dedicated efforts in test selection, reduction, and prioritization, to alleviate this cost issue. These techniques share the commonality that they improve regression testing by optimizing the execution of the whole test suite. In this paper, we attempt to accelerate regression testing from a totally new perspective, i.e., skipping some execution of a new program by reusing program states of an old program. Following this intuition, we propose a state-reuse based acceleration approach SRRTA, which consists of state storage and loading. With the former, SRRTA collects some program states during the execution of an old version through three heuristic-based storage strategies; with the latter, SRRTA loads the stored program states with efficiency optimization strategies. Finally, we conduct a preliminary study on \emph{commons-math} and find that SRRTA reduces 80.3% of the regression testing time, indicating it is very promising in accelerating regression testing.

Thu 24 Sep

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01:10 - 02:10
Test EfficiencyResearch Papers / NIER track at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Darko Marinov University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research paper
Multiplex Symbolic Execution: Exploring Multiple Paths by Solving Once
Research Papers
Yufeng Zhang College of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Zhenbang Chen College of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, PR China, Ziqi Shuai National University of Defense Technology, Tianqi Zhang National University of Defense Technology, Kenli Li College of Information Science and Engineering, National Supercomputing Center in Changsha, Hunan University, Ji Wang National University of Defense Technology
Zeror: Speed Up Fuzzing with Coverage-sensitive Tracing and Scheduling
Research Papers
Chijin Zhou Tsinghua University, Mingzhe Wang School of Software, Tsinghua University, Jie Liang School of Software, Tsinghua University, Zhe Liu Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Yu Jiang
SRRTA: Regression Testing Acceleration via State Reuse
NIER track
Jinhao Dong Peking University, Yiling Lou Peking University, China, Dan Hao Peking University, China