In late October, ETSI organized for the first time a user conference for advanced automated testing – UCAAT for short. This conference is, on contrary to many other academic conferences and workshops on automated testing, dedicated to the practical engineering and application aspects of automated testing including model-based testing, test methodologies, test management and use of test languages. It is a practical and industrial conference that aims to give users from different application domains a chance to meet and share their practical experiences, lessons learned and get advice on the use and application of latest techniques, methods, frameworks and tools. The idea is that users present independent of tool vendors.
This year’s UCAAT (http://ucaat.etsi.org/2013/) turned out to be an incredible success reaching more than 200 participants. It was very nice to see that the presented application spectrum was wide and represented in more-or-less equal parts telecom, IT, defense, automotive, and internet tech – which was not only true of the presentations but also the participants.
All the presentations are publicly available and can be downloaded from the UCAAT website. Check out these couple of presentations:
- Agility and MBT applied to software communication client project at Alcatel-Lucent by Mathieu Pamard & Ronan Thépaut of Alcatel-Lucent, where they detail the benefits of applying model-based testing where they show how they managed to file 107 bug reports thanks to MBT, improve coverage and traceability, and improve in turnaround time upon model revisions.
- Model-driven workflow applied to an IMS application server by Antal Wu-Hen-Chang & Tibor Csöndes of Ericsson where they have started to integrate model-driven development and model-based testing to gain synergy between development and test teams.