I started as Ph.D. student at the Chair of Software Engineering, Institute of Computer Science, University of Freiburg in 2011 dealing with the problem of testing in the automotive environment. My researches are based on the V-shape model for specifications and testing.
To ensure an efficient test plan it is necessary to guarantee the tracability from a detected defect in a test back to its related requirements and specifications. Additional information about the releases and configurations of the tested components and systems can be used for further test plans.
Processing the gained information the overall scope of testing can be reduced and the whole testing phase in a development process is accelerated.