Keynote Presentation at International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Software Testing
Sebastiano Panichella, the Technical Director for COSMOS from Zurich University of Applied Sciences provided the keynote presentation at the 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Software Testing on 20 April 2023, which was held in conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) in Dublin. The presentation titled "Testing and Development Challenges for Complex Cyber-Physical Systems: Insights from the COSMOS H2020 Project" addressed the advancements in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) for healthcare, avionics, automotive, railway, and robotics. Notably, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Self-driving Cars (SDCs), which have opened doors to a range of applications, including crop monitoring, medical and food delivery, and 3D reconstruction of archaeological and space exploration sites. However, the state-of-the-art technology still lacks solutions that can operate in real-life missions due to limited testing solutions, which remains the biggest challenge.
The keynote discussed the testing and development challenges faced by the COSMOS Project in the context of complex CPS and focused on the studies conducted by COSMOS to identify the types of bugs affecting CPS and the safety-critical issues of UAVs, along with the selection and prioritization strategies proposed for cost-effective regression testing of SDCs.