MATT: Multi Agents Testing Tool Based Nets within Nets

  • Sara Kerraoui University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science- Department of computer science- 21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.
  • Yacine Kissoum University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science- Department of computer science- 21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.
  • Mohammed Redjimi University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science- Department of computer science- 21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.
  • Moussa Saker University Badji Mokhtar Faculty of engineering Department of computer science 23000 Annaba Algeria Dz.
Keywords: Multi agent systems, Nets within nets, Reference nets, Renew, Model based testing.

Abstract

Testing is a software development activity, devoted to evaluating product quality and improving it by identifying defects and problems. Concerning multi agent systems, testing is a challenging task, which asks for new testing techniques dealing with their specific nature. The techniques need to be effective and adequate to evaluate agent’s autonomous behaviors and build confidence in them.The "Model Based Testing" (MBT) is a technique particularly interested among  all existing  solutions  of   tests. This  latter is  based on a  system model, which produces  abstract  test cases. To run these last ones against systems under test,the abstract test cases have to be transformed to concrete ones.

As part of this effort, we propose a model based testing approach for multi agent systems based on such a model called Reference net, where a tool, which aims to providing a uniform and automated approach is developed. The feasibility and the advantage of the proposed approach are shown through a short case study.

Author Biographies

Sara Kerraoui, University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science- Department of computer science- 21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.
Phd student 

University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science-
Department of computer science-
21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.

Yacine Kissoum, University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science- Department of computer science- 21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.

Phd, Associate professor

University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science-
Department of computer science-
21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.

Mohammed Redjimi, University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science- Department of computer science- 21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.

Phd, Full professor

University 20 August 1955- Faculty of science-
Department of computer science-
21000 Skikda, Algeria DZ.

Moussa Saker, University Badji Mokhtar Faculty of engineering Department of computer science 23000 Annaba Algeria Dz.

Phd Student

Badji Mokhtar University 
Faculty of engineering
Department of computer science
23000 Annaba Algeria Dz.

Published
2016-12-09
Section
Articles