Survey on Testing Embedded Systems

Árpád Beszédes, Tamás Gergely, István Papp, Vladimir Marinković, Vladimir Zlokolica, Gergő Balogh, Szabolcs Bognár, Ivan Kastelan, Jelena Kovačević, Kornél Muhi, Csaba Nagy, Miroslav Popović, Róbert Rácz, István Siket and Péter Varga

Embedded systems are widely used in everyday life, thus the quality assurance of such systems are important. One of the quality assurance methods is software testing. Different software testing methods have different applicability in this special environment of embedded systems, which sometimes require specific solutions for testing. The Department of Software Engineering, University of Szeged and Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad have started a joint project whose main topic is embedded systems software testing. The goal of the project is the combination of white-box and black-box testing methods to improve the quality of the tests (and, transitively, the quality of the software) in digital multimedia environment. The goal of this survey is to overview existing, documented solutions for embedded system testing, concentrating on (but not limited to) the combination of structural and functional tests.