Simulation-Based Risk Reduction for Planning Inspections

  • Holger Neu
  • Thomas Hanne
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Stefan Nickel
  • Andreas Wirsen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2559)


Organizations that develop software have recognized that software process models are particularly useful for maintaining a high standard of quality. In the last decade, simulations of software processes were used in several settings and environments. This paper gives a short overview of the benefits of software process simulation and describes the development of a discrete-event model, a technique rarely used before in that field. The model introduced in this paper captures the behavior of a detailed code inspection process. It aims at reducing the risks inherent in implementing inspection processes and techniques in the overall development process. The determination of the underlying cause-effect relations using data mining techniques and empirical data is explained. Finally, the paper gives an outlook on our future work.


Risk reduction simulation software inspection software process modeling software process improvement and discrete-event simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Neu
    • 1
  • Thomas Hanne
    • 2
  • Jürgen Münch
    • 1
  • Stefan Nickel
    • 2
  • Andreas Wirsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software EngineeringKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial MathematicsKaiserslauternGermany

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