Assurance-based Y2K testing

W. T. Tsai, Raymond Paul, Weiguang Shao, Sanjai Rayadurgam, Jinbao Li

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Abstract

Describes assurance techniques for Year-2000 (Y2K) testing. The Y2K problem is an important issue in the computer industry today, and testing is still the main technique for quality assurance. There is a need to ensure that the software is reasonably safe from Y2K faults after testing. This paper uses a statistical model for ensuring this, and it explicitly models Y2K faults as well as the ripples induced by Y2K modifications. The paper then describes two processes that use the model in practice: A bottom-up process that can be used together with software development, and a top-down process that can be used when the project is almost completed. These processes can be easily embedded in an existing testing process with minimal changes and minimal extra effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 1999
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages27-34
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769504183, 9780769504186
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event4th IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 1999 - Washington, United States
Duration: Nov 17 1999Nov 19 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 1999

Other

Other4th IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 1999
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period11/17/9911/19/99

Keywords

  • Assurance-based testing
  • software testing processes
  • Y2K testing

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