A New Framework and Application of Software Reliability Estimation Based on Fault Detection and Correction Processes
2015 (English)In: Proceedings: IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security, QRS 2015, IEEE conference proceedings, 2015, 65-74 p., 7272916Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Software reliability growth modeling plays an important role in software reliability evaluation. To incorporate more information and provide more accurate analysis, modeling software fault detection and correction processes has attracted widespread research attention recently. However, the assumption of the stochastic fault correction time delay brings more difficulties in modeling and estimating the parameters. In practice, other than the grouped fault data, software test records often include some more detailed information, such as the rough time when one fault is detected or corrected. Such semi-grouped dataset contains more information about fault removal processes than commonly used grouped dataset. Using the semi-grouped datasets can improve the accuracy of time delayed models. In this paper, a fault removal modelling framework for software reliability with semi-grouped data is studied and extended into multi-released software. Also, the corresponding parameter estimation is carried out with Maximum Likelihood estimation method. One test dataset with three releases from a practical software project is applied with the proposed framework, which shows satisfactory performance with the results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2015. 65-74 p., 7272916
fault correction process, maximum likelihood estimation, Non-Homogenous Poisson Process, queuing model, Software reliability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21492DOI: 10.1109/QRS.2015.20ISI: 000380466800009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962120863ISBN: 978-146737989-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-21492DiVA: diva2:927863
IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security, QRS 2015, 3-5 August 2015, Vancouver, Canada