AuthorsT. Ma, S. Ali and T. Yue
TitleFragility-Oriented Testing with Model Execution and Reinforcement Learning
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Publication TypeTechnical reports
Year of Publication2017
PublisherSimula Research Laboratory

Self-healing is becoming an intrinsic feature of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs), which allows them to recover from faults in an autonomous manner during their operation. It becomes even more challenging when testing self-healing behaviors of CPSs in the presence of environment uncertainty. Such uncertainty makes system behaviors even more unpredictable in addition to the autonomous nature of self-healing behaviors. To this end, we propose Fragility-Oriented Testing (FOT) relying on model execution and reinforcement learning to efficiently test self-healing behaviors of a CPS in the presence of environment uncertainty. To evaluate the efficiency of FOT, we compared it with random testing (RT) and coverage-based testing (CBT). Results show that FOT significantly outperformed the two baselines for 7 out of 10 experiments in terms of fault revelation. Compared with RT and CBT, FOT respectively reduces 50% and 35% test execution time to find a fault.

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