ECOOP 2018
Sun 15 - Sat 21 July 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with ECOOP and ISSTA 2018
Tue 17 Jul 2018 09:40 - 10:00 at Zurich II - Mobile Chair(s): Andreas Zeller

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in making education widely accessible using Internet technologies. Whether it is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) or simply college courses offered to a large student population using an online platform, both education-focused companies and universities, often in collaboration with one another, have been investing massively in online education. The fact that hundreds, and more often thousands, of students take these online courses raises scalability challenges in assessing student assignments. In this paper, in particular, we present a technique (GUITestMigrator) that addresses the challenge of assessing mobile app coding assignments. Given a set of apps that implement the same specification, but can have completely different user interfaces, instructors normally have to manually run and check each app to make sure it behaves correctly and according to the specification. GUITestMigrator, conversely, allows for developing tests for one of these apps and automatically migrating these tests to the other apps, thus dramatically reducing the burden on the instructor. We implemented GUITestMigrator for Android apps and evaluated it on three sets of apps developed over three different semesters by students of an online graduate-level software engineering course. Our initial results show that our approach is promising and motivates further research in this direction. The paper also discusses possible applications of this approach for test evolution and test migration for real-world apps.

Tue 17 Jul
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09:00 - 10:30: ISSTA Technical Papers - Mobile at Zurich II
Chair(s): Andreas ZellerSaarland University
issta-2018-Technical-Papers09:00 - 09:20
Mattia FazziniGeorgia Institute of Technology, Martin PrammerGeorgia Institute of Technology, Marcelo d'AmorimFederal University of Pernambuco, Alessandro OrsoGeorgia Tech
issta-2018-Technical-Papers09:20 - 09:40
Li LiMonash University, Australia, Tegawendé F. BissyandéUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Haoyu Wang, Jacques KleinUniversity of Luxembourg, SnT
issta-2018-Technical-Papers09:40 - 10:00
Farnaz BehrangGeorgia Institute of Technology, Alessandro OrsoGeorgia Tech
issta-2018-Technical-Papers10:00 - 10:20
Lina QiuUniversity of British Columbia, YINGYING WANG, Julia RubinUniversity of British Columbia
issta-2018-Technical-Papers10:20 - 10:30