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Beast methodology: An agile testing methodology for multi-agent systems based on behaviour driven development
Year:2014

Research Areas
  • Telematics

Information
Abstract
This paper presents a testing methodology to apply Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) techniques while developing Multi-Agent Systems (MASs), termed BEhavioural Agent Simple Testing (BEAST) Methodology. This methodology is supported by the open source framework (BEAST Tool) which automatically generates test cases skeletons from BDD scenarios specifications. The developed framework allows the testing of MASs based on JADE or JADEX platforms. In addition, this framework offers a set of configurable Mock Agents with the aim of being able to execute tests while the MAS is under development. The BEAST Methodology presents transparent traceability from user requirements to test cases. Thus, the stakeholders can be aware of the project status. The methodology and the associated tool have been validated in the development of a MAS for fault diagnosis in FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks. The results have been measured in quantifiable way obtaining a reduction of the tests implementation time.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Information Systems Frontiers
ISBN
1387-3326
Impact factor JCR
0,851
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
16
10.1007/s10796-013-9438-5
Journal number
2
From page
169
To page
182
Month
ABRIL
Ranking
Index JCR 2012 0.851 Q2 Computer Science
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos