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Jurdzinski, Marcin, Peled, Doron and Qu, Hongyang
(2006)
*Calculating probabilities of real-time test cases.*
In: 5th International Workshop on Formal Approaches to Software Testing (FATES 2005), Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, JUL 11, 2005. Published in: FORMAL APPROACHES TO SOFTWARE TESTING, 3997
pp. 134-151.

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## Abstract

When testing a system, it is often necessary to execute a suspicious trace in a realistic environment. Due to nondeterministic choices existing in concurrent systems, such a particular trace may not be scheduled for execution. Thus it is useful to compute the probability of executing the trace. Our probabilistic model of real-time systems requires that for each transition, the period from the time when its enabling condition becomes satisfied to the time when it is fired is bounded and the length of the period obeys a probabilistic distribution. This model is not Markovian if the distribution is not exponential. Therefore it cannot be analyzed by Markov processes. We propose to use integration to calculate the probability for a path. Then we discuss the possibility to optimize the calculation.

[error in script] [error in script]Item Type: | Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED) |
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Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software |

Series Name: | LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE |

Journal or Publication Title: | FORMAL APPROACHES TO SOFTWARE TESTING |

Publisher: | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN |

ISBN: | 3-540-34454-3 |

ISSN: | 0302-9743 |

Editor: | Grieskamp, W and Weise, C |

Date: | 2006 |

Volume: | 3997 |

Number of Pages: | 18 |

Page Range: | pp. 134-151 |

Publication Status: | Published |

Title of Event: | 5th International Workshop on Formal Approaches to Software Testing (FATES 2005) |

Location of Event: | Edinburgh, SCOTLAND |

Date(s) of Event: | JUL 11, 2005 |

URI: | http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/id/eprint/33279 |

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