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Quality Software Through Reuse and Integration

  • Stuart H. Rubin
  • Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel
Conference proceedings FMI 2016, IRI 2016 2016

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 561)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stuart H. Rubin, Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, William K. Grefe
    Pages 1-23
  3. Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel, Stuart H. Rubin, Yasmine Hoadjli, Idriss Benaziez
    Pages 24-41
  4. Awny Alnusair, Majdi Rawashdeh, M. Anwar Hossain, Mohammed F. Alhamid
    Pages 42-62
  5. Yilin Yan, Qiusha Zhu, Mei-Ling Shyu, Shu-Ching Chen
    Pages 91-108
  6. John L. Singleton, Gary T. Leavens
    Pages 164-189
  7. William M. Farmer, Qian Hu
    Pages 190-208
  8. Mohammed S. Al-Mahfoudh, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Ryan Stutsman
    Pages 209-231
  9. John Douglas Carter, William Bennett Gardner
    Pages 232-255
  10. André Didier, Alexandre Mota
    Pages 287-311
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 313-313

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book presents 13 high-quality research articles that provide long sought-after answers to questions concerning various aspects of reuse and integration. Its contents lead to the inescapable conclusion that software, hardware, and design productivity – including quality attributes – is not bounded. It combines the best of theory and practice and contains recipes for increasing the output of our productivity sectors.

The idea of improving software quality through reuse is not new. After all, if software works and is needed, why not simply reuse it? What is new and evolving, however, is the idea of relative validation through testing and reuse, and the abstraction of code into frameworks for instantiation and reuse. Literal code can be abstracted. These abstractions can in turn yield similar codes, which serve to verify their patterns. There is a taxonomy of representations from the lowest-level literal codes to their highest-level natural language descriptions. As a result, product quality is improved in proportion to the degree of reuse at all levels of abstraction.

Any software that is, in theory, complex enough to allow for self-reference, cannot be certified as being absolutely valid. The best that can be attained is a relative validity, which is based on testing. Axiomatic, denotational, and other program semantics are more difficult to verify than the codes, which they represent! But, are there any limits to testing? And how can we maximize the reliability of software or hardware products through testing? These are essential questions that need to be addressed; and, will be addressed herein.

Keywords

Formal Methods Integration Reusable Systems Software System Reliability Intelligent Computing IEEE FMi 2016

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart H. Rubin
    • 1
  • Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel
    • 2
  1. 1.SPAWAR Systems Center PacificSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Communication dans les Systèmes InformatiquesEcole nationale Supérieure d’InformatiqueAlgiersAlgeria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56157-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56156-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56157-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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