FinExpert: Domain-specific test generation for FinTech systems

Tiancheng Jin, Qingshun Wang, Lihua Xu, Chunmei Pan, Liang Dou, Haifeng Qian, Liang He, Tao Xie

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Abstract

To assure high quality of software systems, the comprehensiveness of the created test suite and efficiency of the adopted testing process are highly crucial, especially in the FinTech industry, due to a FinTech systems complicated system logic, mission-critical nature, and large test suite. However, the state of the testing practice in the FinTech industry still heavily relies on manual efforts. Our recent research efforts contributed our previous approach as the first attempt to automate the testing process in China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) Information Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Chinas Central Bank that provides Chinas foreign exchange transactions, and revealed that automating test generation for such complex trading platform could help alleviate some of these manual efforts. In this paper, we investigate further the dilemmas faced in testing the CFETS trading platform, identify the importance of domain knowledge in its testing process, and propose a new approach of domain-specific test generation to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our previous approach in industrial settings. We also present findings of our empirical studies of conducting domain-specific testing on subsystems of the CFETS Trading Platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationESEC/FSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 27th ACM Joint Meeting European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering
EditorsSven Apel, Marlon Dumas, Alessandra Russo, Dietmar Pfahl
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages853-862
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450355728
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2019
Event27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 2019 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: Aug 26 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameESEC/FSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 27th ACM Joint Meeting European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering

Conference

Conference27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 2019
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period8/26/198/30/19

Keywords

  • Automated test generation
  • Domain knowledge
  • FinTech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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    Jin, T., Wang, Q., Xu, L., Pan, C., Dou, L., Qian, H., He, L., & Xie, T. (2019). FinExpert: Domain-specific test generation for FinTech systems. In S. Apel, M. Dumas, A. Russo, & D. Pfahl (Eds.), ESEC/FSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 27th ACM Joint Meeting European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (pp. 853-862). (ESEC/FSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 27th ACM Joint Meeting European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338906.3340441