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TESTING AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT USING MESSAGE SEQUENCE CHARTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009360D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-20

Publishing Venue

Motorola

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Authors:
Paul Baker Francis Tam

Abstract

During the development of communication sys- tems 50-60% of the time is spent testing. Also, based upon practical experience many more hours are spent on finding faults during the system mainte- nance phase. This paper describes a number of methods for capturing information in the form of Message Sequence Charts (MSCs) which can be used during the testing of concurrent systems, such as communication systems. We then describe mech- anisms for capturing this information in an efficient manner enabling the practical use of these methods within real-time systems.