Document Type

Conference Proceeding


IEEE Computer Society Press


Computing, Health and Science


Computer and Information Science




This article was originally published as: Farooq, U. , & Lam, C. P. (2008). Mutation Analysis for the Evaluation of AD Models . Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation. (pp. 296-301). Vienna, Austria. IEEE Computer Society Press. Original article available here


UML has became the industry standard for analysis and design modeling. Model is a key artifact in Model Driven Architect (MDA) and considered as an only concrete artifact available at earlier development stages. Error detection at earlier development stages can save enormous amount of cost and time. The article presents a novel mutation analysis technique for UML 2.0 Activity Diagram (AD). Based on the AD oriented fault types, a number of mutation operators are defined. The technique focuses on the key features of AD and enhances the confidence in design correctness by showing the absence of control-flow and concurrency related faults. It will enable the automated analysis technique of AD models and can potentially be used for service oriented applications, workflows and concurrent applications.


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