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Bestoun S. Ahmed, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Karlstad Univesity, Sweden
Room: 21D 413
email: bestoun (“At”) kau (“Dot”) se
email: bestoon82  (“At”)  gmail (“Dot”) com
Phone: +46-54 700 1861
Skype: “bestoun82”
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  • January 12, 2020, Our paper, “Open-source Defect Injection Benchmark Testbed for the Evaluation of Testing” Accepted in IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST2020).
  • September 11, 2019, Our paper, “Generation and Application of Constrained Interaction Test Suites Using Base Forbidden Tuples with a Mixed Neighborhood Tabu Search” Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. Impact Factor = 0.6 Download
  • July 20, 2019, Our new approach of combinatorial interaction testing has been published in IET Software Journal. The paper titled “Code-Aware Combinatorial Interaction Testing“, and it can be downloaded here.

Research Interests

My research activities span the following directions:

  • Quality Assurance: Quality aspects of IoT systems. 
  • Software Testing: Mutation testing, Regression testing, Interaction testing, GUI interaction testing, Automated testing, Smart TV app testing.
  • Test Generation algorithms: Combinatorial interaction tools, statistical test generation.
  • Quality Assurance of IoT Systems: Quality aspects of IoT systems.
  • Software Engineering: Software module clustering, Cloud computing, Mobile app development.
  • Applied Soft Computing: Optimizations in software engineering, control parameter optimization, Combinatorial Optimization and its applications