Robust performance testing for digital forensic tools

Pan, Lei and Batten, Lynn 2009, Robust performance testing for digital forensic tools, Digital investigation, vol. 6, no. 1-2, pp. 71-81.

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Title Robust performance testing for digital forensic tools
Author(s) Pan, Lei
Batten, Lynn
Journal name Digital investigation
Volume number 6
Issue number 1-2
Start page 71
End page 81
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier Advanced Technology
Place of publication Kidlington, England
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 1742-2876
1873-202X
Keyword(s) digital forensic tool testing
experimental errors
performance testing
CFReDS project
EESAG
Summary In previous work, the authors presented a theoretical lower bound on the required number of testing runs for performance testing of digital forensic tools. However, experimental errors are inevitable in laboratory settings, occurring as measurement errors or as random errors and can result in practical situations where the number of testing runs is far from the theoretical bound. This paper adapts our former work to tolerate such errors in the testing results. The contribution of our new methodology enables the tester to achieve performance testing results of high quality from a manageable number of observations and in a dynamic but controllable way. This is of particular interest to forensic testers who do not have access to sophisticated equipment and who can allocate only a small amount of time to testing.
Language eng
Field of Research 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
Socio Economic Objective 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028334

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