FSE 2016 All Events

24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2016), November 13–18, 2016, Seattle, WA, USA

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Session 1: Specification
Research Papers
Emerald 1, Chair: Mike Whalen
Mining Performance Specifications
Marc Brünink and David S. Rosenblum
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Abstract: Functional testing is widespread and supported by a multitude of tools, including tools to mine functional specifications. In contrast, non-functional attributes like performance are often less well understood and tested. While many profiling tools are available to gather raw performance data, interpreting this raw data requires expert knowledge and a thorough understanding of the underlying software and hardware infrastructure. In this work we present an approach that mines performance specifications from running systems autonomously. The tool creates performance models during runtime. The mined models are analyzed further to create compact and comprehensive performance assertions. The resulting assertions can be used as an evidence-based performance specification for performance regression testing, performance monitoring, or as a foundation for more formal performance specifications.

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