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Automated Test Generation

In contrast to learning how to do manual testing, in this course you will learn how to generate tests automatically in the sense that test creation satisfying a given test goal or given requirement is performed automatically. This course provides an understanding of automating software testing using program analysis with the goal of intelligently and algorithmically creating tests. The course covers search-based test generation, combinatorial and random testing while highlighting the challenges associated with the use of automatic test generation.

Quality assurance - Catching bugs by formal verification

The aim of the course is to introduce the participants into methods and tools for verifying systems that need to react to external stimuli. The methods use system models with precise formal semantics and will span model-checking as well as deductive verification. A set of simple examples as well as real-world applications will be used throughout the course to illustrate the methods and their tool support. The objective of the course is to understand the underpinning theories of formal verification, and learn how to apply tool support in order to verify system models.

Quality assurance - Certification of safety-critical (software) systems

The aim of this course is to give students insight about certification and about what it means to certify/self-assess safety- critical systems with focus on software system and to create a safety case, including a multi-concern perspective when needed and reuse opportunities, when appropriate.

Quality assurance - Model based testing in practice

This course deals with model-based testing, a class of technologies shown to be effective and efficient in assessing the quality and correctness of large software systems. Throughout the course the participants will learn how to design and use model-based testing tools, how to create realistic models and how to use these models to automate the testing process in their organisation.