Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

K. Meixner, D. Winkler, S. Biffl:
"Towards Combined Process & Tool Variability Management in Software Testing";
Talk: 13th International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems (VAMOS 2019), Leuven, Beldium; 2019-02-06 - 2019-02-08; in: "Vamos '19: Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems", ACM, (2019), ISBN: 978-1-4503-6648-9.

English abstract:
Context. Modern software engineering approaches that rely on
continuous and automated testing, like Agile Software Engineering and the late DevOps movement, require integrated and fully
functional testing tool chain environment, to efciently identify
defects in software artifacts. Such an environment includes the
implementation of established testing processes that are utilized
by the development teams. However, in practice, different testing
tool chains and processes are implemented depending on particular project requirements such as programming language, selected
testing tool, or system architecture. This variety of required technologies and processes frequently results in an environment of
isolated test automation solutions. Thus, there is a need for a managed and controllable set of testing tool chain variants that consider
structured methods to integrate variability. Goal. In this paper, we
show ongoing work, as part of a flexible Test Automation Framework (TAF), with focus on requirements for the variability of testing
tool chains, established testing processes, and candidate solution
approaches. Method. We build on best practices from software and
systems testing and variability management to implement variability in the TAF. Results. First results showed that several Test
Automation (TA) solutions exist, which support variability in a
limited manner and, therefore, increase the need for modeling variability in a flexible TAF. Conclusion. In the context of Software Test
Automation, a combination of Variability Modeling (VM) methods
for testing architectures, business processes, and a defnition of common interface defnitions is promising towards a TAF that enables
a flexible tool and process integration.

Software Testing, Test automation, Testing Tool Chain, Test Architecture, Variability Modeling, Process Variability

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