Model-based testing of systems has long been a goal of the testing research community, and many paradigms have been proposed and developed. However, none of them are in widespread use today. This workshop will explore the impact of object-orientation on model-based testing, as it affects both the creation of test generation tools, and the application of tools to object-oriented systems. Our primary purpose is to identify the key challenges to widespread use of model-based testing approaches for testing object oriented software, and to determine possible ways that object-orientation (and other approaches) may be helpful in overcoming these challenges. To achieve this goal, we have solicited a set of position papers on these two topics from researchers in the model-based testing community. The papers are organized for thematic presentation in the first half of the workshop. The second half is structured to allow participants to breakout into groups that address the specific issues identified in the position papers.
Wolfgang Grieskamp, Microsoft Research Debra Richardson, University of California at Irvine Clay Williams, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center