Testing of Communicating Systems XIV presents the latest international results in both the theory and industrial practice of the testing of communicating systems, ranging from tools and techniques for testing to test standards, frameworks, notations, algorithms, fundamentals of testing, and industrial experiences and issues. The tools and techniques discussed apply to conformance testing, interoperability testing, performance testing, Internet protocols and applications, and multimedia and distributed systems in general. The topics covered in this volume include:
Testing Internet systems;
Test generation and selection;
Testing distributed systems;
Applications of TTCN-3; and
Industrial sessions.This volume contains the papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Testing of Communicating Systems (TestCom 2002), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Berlin, Germany, in March 2002. The conference program presents the state of the art in research concerning the testing of communicating systems. This is an important research area in the development of computer networks and distributed applications where much activity is currently in progress. The TestCom series of conferences is one of the main international forums where these important findings are reported. Testing of Communicating Systems XIV is essential reading for engineers, designers, managers of IT products and services, and all researchers interested in advancing the technology of engineering Internet frameworks, systems, services, and applications for reliability and quality.