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ElasTest: an elastic platform for testing complex distributed large software systems

Objective

The demand for larger and more interconnected software systems is constantly increasing, but the ability of developers to satisfy it is not evolving accordingly. The most limiting factor is software validation, which typically requires very costly and complex testing processes. This project aims at significantly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the testing process and, with it, the overall quality of large software systems. For this, we propose to apply the “divide-and-conquer” principle, which is commonly used for architecting complex software, to testing by developing a novel test orchestration theory and toolbox enabling the creation of complex test suites as the composition of simple testing units. This test orchestration mechanism is complemented with a number of tools that include: (1) Capabilities for the instrumentation of the Software under Test enabling to reproduce real-world operational conditions thanks to features such as Packet Loss as a Service, Network Latency as a Service, Failure as a Service, etc. (2) Reusable testing services solving common testing problems including Browser Automation as a Service, Sensor Emulator as a Service, Monitoring as a Service, Security Check as a Service, Log Ingestion and Analysis as a Service, Cost Modeling as a Service, etc. (3) Cognitive computing and machine learning mechanisms suitable for ingesting large amounts of knowledge (e.g. specifications, logs, software engineering documents, etc.) and capable of using it for generating testing recommendations and answering natural language questions about the testing process. The ElasTest platform thus created shall be released basing on a flexible Free Open Source Software and a community of users, stakeholders and contributors shall be grown around it with the objective of transforming ElasTest into a worldwide reference in the area of large software systems testing and of guaranteeing the long term sustainability of the project generated results.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 797 625

Participants (10)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 125
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 795 250
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 411 875
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION IMDEA SOFTWARE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 288 875
Address
Campus De Montegancedo Sn
28223 Pozuelo De Alarcon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 497 625
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TIKAL TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 436 375
Address
Calle Chile, Numero 10
28290 Las Rozas De Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 440 687
Address
Ibm House, Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4 Ballsbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRODUCTION TRADE AND SUPPORT OF MACHINABLE PRODUCTS OF SOFTWARE AND INFORMATICS - RELATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 269 750
Address
Pisistratou Odos 52 Kalithea
17674 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)