SERP-connect: a web-tool for linking practical challenges with research results in software testing
SERP-connect is developed to support the use and evolution of the SERP-test taxonomy aiming at the interface between research and practice in software testing. Descriptions of practical challenges and research results are classified and organized according to four facets:
  1. Intervention - characteristics of possible solutions
  2. Effect - the effect targets, or measured effects of an intervention
  3. Scope - the scope of an effect or an effect target
  4. Context - factors in the context affecting the applicability of an intervention
With SERP-connect you may:
  • classify practical challenges in a researchable fashion (aligned with the state of the art of software testing)
  • classify research results from a pragmatic and relevant perspective
  • search for matching entries in the database
  • connect with researchers and/or practitioners dealing with similar challenges in software testing
  • explore the database of available software testing challenges and results
  • compare a collection of entries with respect to the four facets of SERP-test
  • submit own entries
  • submit and explore own collections of entries (related to e.g. a industry-academia collaboration project or a secondary study)
You can browse through existing research and challenges in the system and you can search for research related to your challenge.
SERP-connect is an open source project, which started as a collaboration between researchers from Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology in 2015. Contributions to the website are very welcome, you may signup for an account or contact us at serpconnect@cs.lth.se . The project itself is split into a frontend and a backend. Improvements to the tool itself can be made there. See here for more information.
SERP-test and SERP Connect would not be possible without the support of the following: