Papers accepted @ QuASoQ 2019!

Konrad Fögen, Horst Lichter:
An Experiment to Compare Combinatorial Testing in the Presence of Invalid Values


Robustness is an important property of software thatshould be thoroughly tested. Combinatorial testing (CT) is an effective black-box test approach. When using it for robustness testing, the input masking effect can prevent faults from being detected. However, the impact is not yet clear. Therefore, we conducted a controlled experiment to understand how input masking affects the fault detection effectiveness of CT and how effective CT is in the presence of error-handling and invalid values.

Yoon Chow Yeong, Simon Hacks and Horst Lichter:
Prioritization of EA Debts Facilitating Portfolio Theory


Implementing an enterprise architecture (EA) project might not always be a success due to uncertainty and unavailability of resources. Hitherto, we have proposed a new metaphor –Enterprise Architecture Debt (EAD)–, which makes bad habits within EAs explicit. We anticipate that the accumulation of EAD will negatively influence EA quality, also expose the business into risk. Recognizing the importance of business-IT alignment in enterprise architecture context, this paper proposes an application of portfolio-based thinking and utility theory for EAD prioritization. For proof-of-concept purpose, we develop synthetic data using coarse-grained estimates to demonstrate the application of the proposed portfolio-based approach which helps to determine the optimum selection of EAD to be resolved. The results show that our approach can help EA practitioners and management to reason their EA investment decisions based on the EAD concept, with adjustable enterprises risk tolerance level.

The paper will be presented at QuASoQ 2019, held in Putrajaya, Malaysia.