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Detection of Rare Software Failures by Load Testing of Communication Software

LoTCoS - Load Testing of Communication Software


Testing software of communication networks is a very complex task; in particular, it is extremely difficult to identify failures occurring only under very rare circumstances. On the one hand they may occur too seldom in small networks to be detected during testing; on the other hand, large networks in which such failures are likely to occur more often, in general are not available for extensive testing phases due to their cost. In order to support the timely identification of such software bugs new methods are required, aiming at maximizing the reproducibility of real failure scenarios in a cost-effective manner.

Based on this need the primary goal of the research project presented is to check the effectiveness of load testing for communication software. This research project is based on current experiences in industry.

The following goals are part of the project: