Software reliability growth models incorporating fault dependency with various debugging time lags

Chin Yu Huang, Chu Ti Lin, Sy Yen Kuo, Michael R. Lyu, Chuan-Ching Sue

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Abstract

Software reliability is defined as the probability of failure-free software operation for a specified period of time in a specified environment. Over the past 30 years, many software reliability growth models (SRGMs) have been proposed and most SRGMs assume that detected faults are immediately corrected. Actually, this assumption may not be realistic in practice. In this paper, we first give a review of fault detection and correction processes in software reliability modeling. Furthermore, we will show how several existing SRGMs based on NHPP models can be derived by applying the time-dependent delay function. On the other hand, it is generally observed that mutually independent software faults are on different program paths. Sometimes mutually dependent faults can be removed if and only if the leading faults were removed. Therefore, here we incorporate the ideas of fault dependency and time-dependent delay function into software reliability growth modeling. Some new SRGMs are proposed and several numerical examples are included to illustrate the results. Experimental results show that the proposed framework to incorporate both fault dependency and time-dependent delay function for SRGMs has a fairly accurate prediction capability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2004
Pages186-191
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 28th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2004 - Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 2004 Sep 282004 Sep 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Other

OtherProceedings of the 28th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2004
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong, China
Period04-09-2804-09-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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