Test recommendation for service validation in 5G networks

Marios Touloupos, Evgenia Kapassa, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Klitos Christodoulou

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    System Testing is the testing of a fully integrated software, as well as a series of different tests whose purpose is to exercise the full computer-based system. Software testing though, is an arduous and expensive activity. In the context of manual testing, any effort to reduce the test execution time and to increase defect findings is welcome. One of the biggest challenges in the upcoming 5G era is the validation and verification of VNFs and NSs, so that operators can be sure of their behavior in different execution environments. 5G technologies as well as SDNs are already introducing great challenges in the field service validation, testing and optimization of the underlying network. Considering the above, we propose a recommendation system acting as a Decision Support Mechanism integrated in an SDN environment. Its purpose is the proposition of tests to the software developers towards a stable NS ready to be deployed to the production environment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems - 16th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2019, Proceedings
    EditorsMarinos Themistocleous, Maria Papadaki
    PublisherSpringer India
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9783030443214
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
    Event16th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information System, EMCIS 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 9 Dec 201910 Dec 2019

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    Volume381 LNBIP
    ISSN (Print)1865-1348
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


    Conference16th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information System, EMCIS 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


    • 5G networks
    • Decision support
    • Network services
    • Recommendations
    • Software testing
    • Validation


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