Expert Review of Taxonomy based Testing: A Testing Framework for Medical Device Software

Hamsini Rajaram, John Loane, Silvana MacMahon, Fergal Caffery

Abstract

This paper details the expert review of a framework developed to implement a novel testing approach called taxonomy-based testing (TBT) for the medical device software domain. This framework proposes three approaches to implement TBT and has been validated by experts from the software testing industry and the medical device software domain. This paper details the results from the expert review. The expert review focused on validating the three approaches to TBT, the benefits of TBT to medical device software development, the accuracy of mappings of testing techniques from ISTQB and ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-4:2015 to defects from a defect taxonomy, the integration of TBT into the standard test processes, ISTQB and ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-2:2013 and the structure of the framework. The contribution of this paper is to reveal that (i) the framework is implementable in medical device software organisations that follow the IEC 62304:2006+A1:2015 software development process or that use standard test processes, (ii) using a defect taxonomy could standardise the application of experience-based approaches to software testing and (iii) considering potential defects before writing test cases could identify additional defects for test cases.

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in Harvard Style

Rajaram H., Loane J., MacMahon S. and Caffery F. (2021). Expert Review of Taxonomy based Testing: A Testing Framework for Medical Device Software. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-508-1, pages 331-339. DOI: 10.5220/0010458503310339


in Bibtex Style

@conference{enase21,
author={Hamsini Rajaram and John Loane and Silvana MacMahon and Fergal Caffery},
title={Expert Review of Taxonomy based Testing: A Testing Framework for Medical Device Software},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2021},
pages={331-339},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010458503310339},
isbn={978-989-758-508-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - Expert Review of Taxonomy based Testing: A Testing Framework for Medical Device Software
SN - 978-989-758-508-1
AU - Rajaram H.
AU - Loane J.
AU - MacMahon S.
AU - Caffery F.
PY - 2021
SP - 331
EP - 339
DO - 10.5220/0010458503310339