Attila Kovács
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (HU)


Attila Kovács is full professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Faculty of Informatics. His research interests are in software engineering, software quality, number theory, and cryptography. He is an ISTQB and IREB trainer, a founding member of the Hungarian Testing Board. He is currently the professional head of the “Software and Data Intensive Services” Competence Center at ELTE.
Presentation: A New Efficient Test Design Technique


Current test design techniques for stateful applications have several issues. We introduced a new technique by which higher-order bugs can be revealed. The technique is a step-by-step solution, where a model is gradually created. It is controlled by a given test selection criterion such as all-transition-pair testing. The method consists of two phases. During the first, a basic test selection criterion is covered so that the tester adds abstract test steps. During the second phase, the method offers the steps that are either accepted or rejected when infeasible.