Towards systematic testing of complex interacting systems

Schumann, René (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Taramarcaz, Caroline (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

In this paper we introduce the notion of adaptive systems, which can change their behavior during run-time. Thereby change is neither randomly nor directly pre-programmed. The change is triggered by a data processing procedure based on data acquired during the run-time of the system. In that sense the adaptation can be considered directed and unpredictable. While we have accepted, and mostly reacted, to systematic risk originating in our infrastructure, e.g. black-outs, or communication failures, we argue that adaptive systems create a new type of error-behavior that cannot be handled by classical techniques for testing systems. Here we introduce the idea of structured simulation as a means for testing the behavior of adaptive systems.


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Siegen, Germany, 23-27 February 2019
Date:
2019-02
Siegen, Germany
23-27 February 2019
Pagination:
Pp. 55-63
Published in:
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Systemic Risks in Global Networks co-located with 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2019)
ISSN:
1613-0073
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