Accurate and up-to-date models describing the behavior of software systems are seldom available in practice. To address this issue, software engineers may use specification mining techniques, which can automatically derive models that capture the behavior of the system under analysis. So far, most specification mining techniques focused on the functional behavior of the systems, with specific emphasis on models that represent the ordering of operations, such as temporal rules and finite state models. Although useful, these models are inherently partial. For instance, they miss the timing behavior, which is extremely relevant for many classes of systems and components, such as shared libraries and user-driven applications. Mining specifications that include both the functional and the timing aspects can improve the applicability of many testing and analysis solutions. This paper addresses this challenge by presenting the Timed k-Tail (TkT) specification mining technique that can mine timed automata from program traces. Since timed automata can effectively represent the interplay between the functional and the timing behavior of a system, TkT could be exploited in those contexts where time-related information is relevant. Our empirical evaluation shows that TkT can efficiently and effectively mine accurate models. The mined models have been used to identify executions with anomalous timing. The evaluation shows that most of the anomalous executions have been correctly identified while producing few false positives.
Pastore, F., Micucci, D., & Mariani, L. (2017). Timed k-Tail: Dynamic Inference of Timed Automata. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2017) (pp.401-411). IEEE.
|Citazione:||Pastore, F., Micucci, D., & Mariani, L. (2017). Timed k-Tail: Dynamic Inference of Timed Automata. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2017) (pp.401-411). IEEE.|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Timed k-Tail: Dynamic Inference of Timed Automata|
|Autori:||Pastore, F; Micucci, D; Mariani, L|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Nome del convegno:||IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2017)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|