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See detailEvolutionary Robustness Testing of Data Processing Systems using Models and Data Mutation
Di Nardo, Daniel UL; Pastore, Fabrizio UL; Arcuri, Andrea UL et al

in Proceedings of the 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (2015, November)

System level testing of industrial data processing software poses several challenges. Input data can be very large, even in the order of gigabytes, and with complex constraints that define when an input ... [more ▼]

System level testing of industrial data processing software poses several challenges. Input data can be very large, even in the order of gigabytes, and with complex constraints that define when an input is valid. Generating the right input data to stress the system for robustness properties (e.g. to test how faulty data is handled) is hence very complex, tedious and error prone when done manually. Unfortunately, this is the current practice in industry. In previous work, we defined a methodology to model the structure and the constraints of input data by using UML class diagrams and OCL constraints. Tests were automatically derived to cover predefined fault types in a fault model. In this paper, to obtain more effective system level test cases, we developed a novel search-based test generation tool. Experiments on a real-world, large industrial data processing system show that our automated approach can not only achieve better code coverage, but also accomplishes this using significantly smaller test suites. [less ▲]

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See detailEvoluzioni e involuzioni del diritto del lavoro europeo nel prisma di due trattazioni recenti
Ratti, Luca UL

in Lavoro Diritti Europa (2020), 1

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See detailEVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics and Evolutionary Computation IV [EVOLVE 2013, Leiden The Netherlands, July 10-13, 2013]
Emmerich, Michael; Deutz, Andre; Schuetze, Oliver et al

Book published by Springer (2013)

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See detailEVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics, and Evolutionary Computation II
Schütze, O.; Coello, C. A. C.; Bouvry, Pascal UL et al

Book published by Springer (2012)

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See detailEvolving a Deep Neural Network Training Time Estimator
Pinel, Frédéric UL; Yin, Jian-xiong; Hundt, Christian UL et al

in Communications in Computer and Information Science (2020, February)

We present a procedure for the design of a Deep Neural Net- work (DNN) that estimates the execution time for training a deep neural network per batch on GPU accelerators. The estimator is destined to be ... [more ▼]

We present a procedure for the design of a Deep Neural Net- work (DNN) that estimates the execution time for training a deep neural network per batch on GPU accelerators. The estimator is destined to be embedded in the scheduler of a shared GPU infrastructure, capable of providing estimated training times for a wide range of network architectures, when the user submits a training job. To this end, a very short and simple representation for a given DNN is chosen. In order to compensate for the limited degree of description of the basic network representation, a novel co-evolutionary approach is taken to fit the estimator. The training set for the estimator, i.e. DNNs, is evolved by an evolutionary algorithm that optimizes the accuracy of the estimator. In the process, the genetic algorithm evolves DNNs, generates Python-Keras programs and projects them onto the simple representation. The genetic operators are dynamic, they change with the estimator’s accuracy in order to balance accuracy with generalization. Results show that despite the low degree of information in the representation and the simple initial design for the predictor, co-evolving the training set performs better than near random generated population of DNNs. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Evolving Beta-Liquidity Relationship of Hedge Funds
Siegmann, Arjen; Stefanova, Denitsa UL

E-print/Working paper (2014)

Using an optimal changepoint approach, we find a structural change in the relation between hedge funds’ stock market exposure and aggregate stock market liquidity that takes place in the period 2000 to ... [more ▼]

Using an optimal changepoint approach, we find a structural change in the relation between hedge funds’ stock market exposure and aggregate stock market liquidity that takes place in the period 2000 to 2002. Before the structural break, market betas have no relation to liquidity and only a few style categories of hedge funds show increased market presence when liquidity is low. After the break, the relationship is inverted, pointing towards an increased liquidity timing ability of hedge funds, as users of liquidity. We relate our findings to best execution rules and decimalization in the US stock market that were introduced in that period and impacted aggregate liquidity conditions. Furthermore, the returns to a momentum strategy display a similar structural break and momentum-loading funds constitute a sizeable proportion of hedge funds that manifest a distinct beta-liquidity evolution with a structural break in that period. [less ▲]

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See detailThe evolving beta-liquidity relationship of hedge funds
Stefanova, Denitsa UL; Siegmann, Arjen

in Journal of Empirical Finance (2017), 44

Hedge funds are known to have liquidity-timing capability, but this might be conditional on aggregate market conditions. To test this, we analyze changes in the relation between hedge funds' stock market ... [more ▼]

Hedge funds are known to have liquidity-timing capability, but this might be conditional on aggregate market conditions. To test this, we analyze changes in the relation between hedge funds' stock market exposure and aggregate stock market liquidity. Employing an optimal changepoint approach, we find that equity-oriented hedge funds display a significant shift in liquidity-timing behavior after the major market microstructure changes in the year 2000. The shift is from a negative relation between market beta and liquidity towards a positive relation. We rule out a mechanistic explanation of the results by computing the returns to several familiar risk arbitrage strategies, finding in them no evidence of a similar shift in liquidity timing. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolving Networks of Inventors
Cowan, Robin; Jonard, Nicolas UL; Zimmermann, Jean-Benoît

in Journal of Evolutionary Economics (2006), 16

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See detailEvolving Software - Introduction to the Special Theme
Mens, Tom; Klein, Jacques UL

in ERCIM News (2012), 88

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See detailEvoMaster: Evolutionary Multi-context Automated System Test Generation
Arcuri, Andrea UL

in IEEE Conference on Software Testing, Validation and Verification (2018)

This paper presents EVOMASTER, an open-source tool that is able to automatically generate system level test cases using evolutionary algorithms. Currently, EVOMASTER targets RESTful web services running ... [more ▼]

This paper presents EVOMASTER, an open-source tool that is able to automatically generate system level test cases using evolutionary algorithms. Currently, EVOMASTER targets RESTful web services running on JVM technology, and has been used to find several faults in existing open-source projects. We discuss some of the architectural decisions made for its implementation, and future work. [less ▲]

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See detailEvoSuite at the SBST 2015 Tool Competition
Fraser, Gordon; Arcuri, Andrea UL

in 8th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST) 2015 (2015)

EVOSUITE is a mature research prototype that automatically generates unit tests for Java code. This paper summarizes the results and experiences of EVOSUITE’s participation at the third unit testing ... [more ▼]

EVOSUITE is a mature research prototype that automatically generates unit tests for Java code. This paper summarizes the results and experiences of EVOSUITE’s participation at the third unit testing competition at SBST 2015. An unfortunate issue of conflicting dependency versions in two out of the nine benchmark projects reduced EVOSUITE’s overall score to 190:6, leading to the overall second rank. [less ▲]

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See detailEvoSuite at the SBST 2016 Tool Competition
Gordon, Fraser; Arcuri, Andrea UL

in The 9th International Workshop on SEARCH-BASED SOFTWARE TESTING (SBST) (2016)

EVOSUITE is a search-based tool that automatically generates unit tests for Java code. This paper summarizes the results and experiences of EVOSUITE’s participation at the fourth unit testing competition ... [more ▼]

EVOSUITE is a search-based tool that automatically generates unit tests for Java code. This paper summarizes the results and experiences of EVOSUITE’s participation at the fourth unit testing competition at SBST 2016, where EVOSUITE achieved the highest overall score. [less ▲]

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See detailEVOSUITE at the SBST 2017 Tool Competition
Fraser, Gordon; Rojas, José Miguel; Campos, José et al

in IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (SBST) (2017)

EVOSUITE is a search-based tool that automatically generates unit tests for Java code. This paper summarises the results and experiences of EVOSUITE’s participation at the fifth unit testing competition ... [more ▼]

EVOSUITE is a search-based tool that automatically generates unit tests for Java code. This paper summarises the results and experiences of EVOSUITE’s participation at the fifth unit testing competition at SBST 2017, where EVOSUITE achieved the highest overall score. [less ▲]

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See detailEvoSuite at the SBST 2018 Tool Competition
Fraser, Gordon; Rojas, Jose; Arcuri, Andrea UL

in 2018 ACM/IEEE 11th International Workshop on Search-Based Software Testing (2018)

EvoSuite is a search-based tool that automatically generates executable unit tests for Java code (JUnit tests). This paper summarises the results and experiences of EvoSuite’s participation at the sixth ... [more ▼]

EvoSuite is a search-based tool that automatically generates executable unit tests for Java code (JUnit tests). This paper summarises the results and experiences of EvoSuite’s participation at the sixth unit testing competition at SBST 2018, where EvoSuite achieved the highest overall score (687 points) for the fifth time in six editions of the competition. [less ▲]

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See detailDer ewige Hunger des Gefühls Säkularreligiöse Aspekte in Sprangers Kulturpäd­agogik und Kulturpsychologie
Priem, Karin UL

in Meyer-Willner, Gerhard (Ed.) Eduard Spranger. Aspekte seines Werks aus heutiger Sicht (2001)

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See detailEwige Ruhe? Grabkulturen in Luxemburg und den Nachbarregionen / Concession à perpétuité? Cultures funéraires au Luxembourg et dans les régions voisines
Kmec, Sonja UL; Reuter, Antoinette; Philippart, Robert

Book published by Capybarabooks (2019)

Gestorben wird immer. Das gilt auch für das Großherzogtum Luxemburg und seine Nachbarregionen. Doch was kommt danach? Wo und wie werden Verstorbene zur letzten Ruhe gebettet? Und handelt es sich dabei ... [more ▼]

Gestorben wird immer. Das gilt auch für das Großherzogtum Luxemburg und seine Nachbarregionen. Doch was kommt danach? Wo und wie werden Verstorbene zur letzten Ruhe gebettet? Und handelt es sich dabei tatsächlich um die buchstäbliche »Ewige Ruhe«? Beileibe nicht. Tote gehen auf Reisen oder ziehen um – manchmal gleich mehrfach. Kein Wunder, dass der Tod und das »Danach« nicht nur die Religionen und die Rechtsprechung jahrhundertelang beschäftigten, sondern ebenfalls in Film, Literatur und Bildender Kunst ihren Niederschlag gefunden haben. Dieses Buch versammelt 49 Texte rund um die Themenkomplexe »Grabkunst«, »Der Tod im Bild«, »Der Tod in der Literatur«, »Glaube und Recht« sowie »Tote unterwegs« und gibt einen Überblick über Begräbnisse und Bestattungsgepflogenheiten von der Frühzeit bis heute, auch im Hinblick auf die verschiedenen Glaubensrichtungen und ihre spezifischen Riten. [less ▲]

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See detailThe ex officio doctrine in European consumer law. A procedural tool reinvigorating individual consumer litigation
Beka, Anthi UL

Doctoral thesis (2015)

The thesis delves into the theoretical underpinnings of the establishment of the powers of national courts to raise pleas of Union consumer law of their own motion and examines the novel dimensions this ... [more ▼]

The thesis delves into the theoretical underpinnings of the establishment of the powers of national courts to raise pleas of Union consumer law of their own motion and examines the novel dimensions this opens for individual consumer litigation. In an extensive line of case-law the Court of Justice has built the principle of an active court in individual consumer litigation around the concepts of effectiveness of mandatory rules of consumer law and weaker party protection. Such understanding of judicial powers has been formulated, in certain circumstances, independently from the respective national procedural rules. The thesis analyses the question in terms of a Union consumer ex officio doctrine, presents its implications from a civil justice perspective and its important contribution for the effective judicial protection of consumers and Union citizens. [less ▲]

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See detailThe ex-ante effects of non-contributory pensions in Colombia and Peru
Olivera Angulo, Javier UL; Zuluaga, Blanca

in Journal of International Development (2014), 26(7), 949-973

This paper studies the ex-ante effects of the implementation of a Non-Contributory Pension (NCP) program in Colombia and Peru. Relying on household survey data, we simulate the transfer’s potential impact ... [more ▼]

This paper studies the ex-ante effects of the implementation of a Non-Contributory Pension (NCP) program in Colombia and Peru. Relying on household survey data, we simulate the transfer’s potential impact on poverty, inequality, fiscal cost, and the probability of affiliation to contributory pensions. Our results show that a NCP reduces poverty and inequality among the elderly, particularly in rural areas, at an arguably limited fiscal cost. Regarding behavioural effects, there is not a large impact on the probability of affiliation to contributory pensions when the program is targeted to the poor, with the exception of Peruvian women. Finally, we also compute some potential effects on the recipient’s labour supply. [less ▲]

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