Software Reliability Modeling

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Shigeru Yamada

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Statistics book series (BRIEFSSTATIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 89-90

About this book

Introduction

Software reliability is one of the most important characteristics of software product quality. Its measurement and management technologies during the software product life cycle are essential to produce and maintain quality/reliable software systems.

Part 1 of this book introduces several aspects of software reliability modeling and its applications. Hazard rate and nonhomogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) models are investigated particularly for quantitative software reliability assessment. Further, imperfect debugging and software availability models are discussed with reference to incorporating practical factors of dynamic software behavior. Three software management problems are presented as application technologies of software reliability models: the optimal software release problem, the statistical testing-progress control, and the optimal testing-effort allocation problem.

Part 2 of the book describes several recent developments in software reliability modeling and their applications as quantitative techniques for software quality/reliability measurement and assessment. The discussion includes a quality engineering analysis of human factors affecting software reliability during the design review phase, which is the upper stream of software development, as well as software reliability growth models based on stochastic differential equations and discrete calculus during the testing phase, which is the lower stream. The final part of the book provides an illustration of quality-oriented software management analysis by applying the multivariate analysis method and the existing software reliability growth models to actual process monitoring data.

Keywords

Scientific Software Project Management Software Quality/Reliability Assessment Up-to-Date Topics in Software Reliability

Authors and affiliations

  • Shigeru Yamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Tottori University Graduate School of EngineeringTottoriJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54565-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54564-4
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54565-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-544X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5458
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