From October 11-13, 2017, U-test took part in the fifth User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) in Berlin. This year’s conference was organised by one of U-test partners, Fraunhofer FOKUS and its focus was on testing the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has been blurring lines between verticals such as telecom, transport, enterprise IT, automotive and leading to the emergence of a unified technology platform. Despite years of standardization, the growth of deployed solutions is still offering the diversity common to major steps in technology. UCAAT gave attendees a unique opportunity to discover, share, learn challenge – modern test automation approaches, technologies and strategies.
U-test partners held three presentations. First one was by the conference organisers, Fraunhofer FOKUS, on Testing Non-Functional Quality Characteristics of Cyber-Physical Systems. Cyber-physical systems face specific challenges when being tested, in particular with respect to quality aspects such as reliability, security and safety aspects. The presentation discussed the abovementioned challenges and proposed a novel solution based on uncertainty and search-based testing of cyber-physical systems. The integration of the proposed approach in a tool for model-based testing (Fokus!MBT) was also shown. Second presentation held by TU Wien was on Combining Model-driven Engineering and Elastic Execution for Testing Uncertainty in cyber-physical systems (CPS). Its main area of focus was on reporting experiences and challenges on combining model-driven engineering (MDE) methodologies with elastic execution models to design and test the uncertainty of real-world CPS. The third presentation prepared by Simula was in a form of a poster focused on uncertainty-wise and model-based testing frameworks. The frameworks are specifically developed for testing CPS under uncertainty. To promote the application of these uncertainty-wise and model-based testing frameworks in industry, some have already been implemented in the Certifylt tool – a commercial model-based testing tool.
Find out more about the event here: https://ucaat.etsi.org
About the conference: “ETSI’s UCAAT Conference is dedicated to application aspects of automated testing including model-based testing, cloud testing, mobile testing, test methodologies, test management and standardized test specification by focusing on the practical challenges that are often faced in industry.