Measuring Tests Using COSMIC

Fehlmann, Th.M., Kranich, E.

What makes COSMIC as a functional sizing method so special? Correct – it’s not only a sizing method, it’s a metric. Metrics comply to the VIM and the GUM:
The VIM: ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007, 2007. International Vocabulary of Metrology – Basic and general concepts and associated terms (Vocabulaire International de Métrologie – VIM)
The GUM: ISO/IEC CD Guide 98-3, 2015. Evaluation of measurement data – Part 3: Guide to Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM).
These are among the oldest standards that the world uses. In simple words: You can add & subtract measurements, like you can measure distance between several points in space, and get the total distance, possible after some trigonometric adjustments.
This makes it possible to measure tests with COSMIC. This is of extra importance in the automotive sector, because software tests are a discerning property for cars, and many other software-intense appliances in the 21st century; like horsepower was for the 19th and 20th century.
If you deem it strange to talk about software testing: just imagine, would you ever dare to sit in an autonomous car without knowing how well it had been tested?

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IWSM 2020
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