Definitions for "Conformance Testing"
testing to evaluate the adherence or non-adherence of an implementation to a specification. Additional terms are
Testing the level of fulfilment with regard to the claim done on features implementation
Verifies that an implementation conforms to the established specifications of the standard and in software and hardware development it is is seen as a means to increase the probability that systems will interoperate.. See also Interoperability testing. From the literature: Conformance testing: a single implementation is compared to the standard to be sure that the implementation does what the standard specifies. If the implementation conforms to the specifications set out by the standard, then it is considered to be interoperable (Preston & Lynch, 1994).