Towards a functional requirements prioritization with early mutation testing

Nelly Condori-Fernández, Maria Fernanda Granda, Tanja E. J. Vos

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    Researchers have proposed a number of prioritization techniques to help decision makers select an optimal combination of (non-) functional requirements to implement. However, most of them are defined based on an ordinal or nominal scale, which are not reliable because they are limited to simple operations of ranked or ordered requirements. We argue that the importance of certain requirements could be determined by their criticality level, which can be assessed using a ratio scale. The main contribution of the paper is the new strategy proposed for prioritizing functional requirements, using early mutation testing and dependency analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRET '18
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Testing
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5749-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2018
    Event40th International Conference on Software Engineering - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 2 Jun 20182 Jun 2018
    Conference number: 40


    Conference40th International Conference on Software Engineering
    Abbreviated titleICSE '18
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    • UML
    • dependency
    • mutation score
    • requirements prioritization


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