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An approach to model based testing of multiagent systems.

Ur Rehman S, Nadeem A - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Bottom Line: These interactions include percepts and actions along with messages between the agents which can be modeled in a protocol diagram.The protocol diagram is converted into a protocol graph, on which different coverage criteria are applied to generate test paths that cover interactions between the agents.A prototype tool has been developed to generate test paths from protocol graph according to the specified coverage criterion.

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Affiliation: Center for Software Dependability, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT
Autonomous agents perform on behalf of the user to achieve defined goals or objectives. They are situated in dynamic environment and are able to operate autonomously to achieve their goals. In a multiagent system, agents cooperate with each other to achieve a common goal. Testing of multiagent systems is a challenging task due to the autonomous and proactive behavior of agents. However, testing is required to build confidence into the working of a multiagent system. Prometheus methodology is a commonly used approach to design multiagents systems. Systematic and thorough testing of each interaction is necessary. This paper proposes a novel approach to testing of multiagent systems based on Prometheus design artifacts. In the proposed approach, different interactions between the agent and actors are considered to test the multiagent system. These interactions include percepts and actions along with messages between the agents which can be modeled in a protocol diagram. The protocol diagram is converted into a protocol graph, on which different coverage criteria are applied to generate test paths that cover interactions between the agents. A prototype tool has been developed to generate test paths from protocol graph according to the specified coverage criterion.

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Test path generator tool.
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fig9: Test path generator tool.

Mentions: Protocol graph contains the sequence of percepts, action, and message as described in corresponding protocol diagram of a certain interaction protocol. Figure 9 shows the screen shot of our tool which automates the test path generation from design artifact like protocol graph.


An approach to model based testing of multiagent systems.

Ur Rehman S, Nadeem A - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Test path generator tool.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig9: Test path generator tool.
Mentions: Protocol graph contains the sequence of percepts, action, and message as described in corresponding protocol diagram of a certain interaction protocol. Figure 9 shows the screen shot of our tool which automates the test path generation from design artifact like protocol graph.

Bottom Line: These interactions include percepts and actions along with messages between the agents which can be modeled in a protocol diagram.The protocol diagram is converted into a protocol graph, on which different coverage criteria are applied to generate test paths that cover interactions between the agents.A prototype tool has been developed to generate test paths from protocol graph according to the specified coverage criterion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Software Dependability, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT
Autonomous agents perform on behalf of the user to achieve defined goals or objectives. They are situated in dynamic environment and are able to operate autonomously to achieve their goals. In a multiagent system, agents cooperate with each other to achieve a common goal. Testing of multiagent systems is a challenging task due to the autonomous and proactive behavior of agents. However, testing is required to build confidence into the working of a multiagent system. Prometheus methodology is a commonly used approach to design multiagents systems. Systematic and thorough testing of each interaction is necessary. This paper proposes a novel approach to testing of multiagent systems based on Prometheus design artifacts. In the proposed approach, different interactions between the agent and actors are considered to test the multiagent system. These interactions include percepts and actions along with messages between the agents which can be modeled in a protocol diagram. The protocol diagram is converted into a protocol graph, on which different coverage criteria are applied to generate test paths that cover interactions between the agents. A prototype tool has been developed to generate test paths from protocol graph according to the specified coverage criterion.

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