Software Testing is the broad term
that can better characterize my research activities and interests.
In particular I am strongly interested in research aiming
at introducing novel methodologies for testing emerging software
A strong motivation in my activities is the will of introducing
sound techniques for the automatic, and model based, derivation
of test cases. In my work, I generally considered models expressed
using the Unified Modeling Language.
Most of the work that I carried on during
my PhD has been oriented on Software testing with a general
aim: put research in practice.
Thus the methods I proposed were the fruits of many constructive
discussions with project managers, testers and developers,
who bring up real necessities not yet satisfied thoroughly
by the researches performed so far.
In particular my original contribution was focused on:
providing an original approach for scheduling the
testing activities and distributing people and resources
among them considering a multiproject environment. The
methodology relies on the combination of classical performance
engineering techniques and the Unified Modeling Language
[BMM07]), Internat. Conf. and Works. ([BBMM02],
Techn. Rep. ([BBMM01], [BMM03]), Others ([BMM04b]));
defining a tool which supports the user both in the
choice of the most important software elements on which
the testing effort must be concentrated, and in the automatic
generation of the appropriate test cases by using the
available UML product specification (Internat. Conf. and
Works. ([BBM01a], [BBMRLN01],
Techn. Rep. ([BBM01b]), Others ([BBLNMR04]));
evaluating the effectiveness of the testing techniques
applied, while the tests are executed, in order to decide
when stop testing. For this reason methods based on the
Bayesian theory have been developed and used also for
reliability measures (Journals ([BMMLP02]),
Internat. Conf. and Works. ([BLMP98],
Techn. Rep. ([BLMMP01])).
I have also provided contributions on the e-Learning environment
focusing specifically on:
the specification of a UML profile for automating and
making easier the writing of complex XML schema and Application
Profile in the specific case ( Journals ([M05]),
Techn. Rep. ([BBM05]));
The analysis and the definition of the most suitable
objectives and testing techniques to be used into the
e-Learning enviroment (Internat. Conf. and Works. [GMP05],
Recently I have been starting the analysis and the definition
of methodologies for applying Partition Testing to XML Schema,
with the purpose of automate the systematic XML instances
derivation. XML instances can be used as test cases for several
Specifically my contribution is focused on:
Verifying the interoperability between specific e-Learning
applications (Internat. Conf. and Works. ([BGM06],
[BGMP06]), Techn. Rep.
Defining of a integrated environment for the XSLT Stylesheets
verification (Internat. Conf. and Works. [BGMP07a]);
Developing an original tool for the automatic application
of the XML Schema-based Partition Testing (Internat. Conf.
and Works. [BGMP07b], [BGMP07c]).
In the last years I aslo been defining:
Techniques based on data-flow diagram for the verifying
properties of the Web services composition (Internat.
Conf. and Works. [BMP07]), (Book chapter [BBMP08a]).
Definition of an integrated framework for verifying
the interoperability and the data exchange in clinical
environments. (Internat. Conf. and Works. [MB07]).
Development of techniques for Service-oriented testing (Internat. Conf. and Works.
Value-based techniques for Software validation (Internat. Conf. and Works.[BCMM08]).
For the future I plan to continue the study and if possible
to effectively use such technologies in real environments.