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Adamo Jr., David T. Online Construction of Android Application Test Suites.
Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science and Engineering), December 2017, 102 pp., 29
tables, 34 figures, 78 numbered references.
Mobile applications play an important role in the dissemination of computing and
information resources. They are often used in domains such as mobile banking, e-
commerce, and health monitoring. Cost-effective testing techniques in these domains are
critical. This dissertation contributes novel techniques for automatic construction of
mobile application test suites. In particular, this work provides solutions that focus on the
prohibitively large number of possible event sequences that must be sampled in GUI-
based mobile applications. This work makes three major contributions: (1) an automated
GUI testing tool, Autodroid, that implements a novel online approach to automatic
construction of Android application test suites (2) probabilistic and combinatorial-based
algorithms that systematically sample the input space of Android applications to generate
test suites with GUI/context events and (3) empirical studies to evaluate the cost-
effectiveness of our techniques on real-world Android applications. Our experiments show
that our techniques achieve better code coverage and event coverage compared to random
test generation. We demonstrate that our techniques are useful for automatic construction
of Android application test suites in the absence of source code and preexisting abstract
models of an Application Under Test (AUT). The insights derived from our empirical
studies provide guidance to researchers and practitioners involved in the development of
automated GUI testing tools for Android applications.
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Adamo Jr., David T. Online Construction of Android Application Test Suites, dissertation, December 2017; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062844/m1/2/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .