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Efficient testing from a user’s perspective

Booth 2, 08/11/2013 (11:00-12:30)

The new generation of Internet applications will integrate services from different providers. They will have advanced User Interfaces (UIs) running on different devices, operating on different platforms and offering different interaction possibilities. An important factor influencing success of applications is the quality and effectiveness with which consumers can use the functionality an application offers through interaction with its UI on the different devices it runs. Ensuring this quality requires efficient testing from a user’s perspective. The increasing complexity of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), the heterogeneity of applications, their frequently changing and even self-adapting UIs make testing challenging. Current industrial practice in UI level testing is still dominated by Capture and Replay, an unfeasible approach when dealing with frequently changing UIs. Emergent techniques like Visual UI testing (based on image recognition) and Structural UI testing (based on the availability of an explicit structure of the UI elements), are promising but need to be improved and combined to develop an efficient and accessible testing technology oriented to the user interaction with the application under test that can be applied to advanced, self-adaptive and frequently changing human machine interfaces.

The objective of this session is to discuss the challenges of testing Future Internet applications at the UI level.

Organised by: Tanja VOS (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)

Topic: Computing, Systems and Infrastructure

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