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JSW 2011 Vol.6(3): 468-474 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.3.468-474

A CPN-based Software Testing Approach

Lizhi Cai1, Juan Zhang1, Zhenyu Liu2
1Shanghai Key Laboratory of Computer Software Evaluating & Testing, Shanghai, China
2School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

Abstract—As a graphical and mathematical modeling tool, CPN (Colored Petri Net) is often used to describe the transition of states for an information system. The advantage of CPN model is that the model can be simulated dynamically. This paper presents an approach to generating test cases based on a transition graph of CPN model. The transition graph provides a solid basis for test cases generation in a form that can be easily manipulated. The case for vending machine illustrates the effectiveness of this method.

Index Terms—software testing, CPN, model-based, simulation


Cite: Lizhi Cai, Juan Zhang, Zhenyu Liu, "A CPN-based Software Testing Approach," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 468-474, 2011.

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