On the Impact of Debugging on Software Reliability Growth Analysis: A Case Study

  • Marcello Cinque
  • Claudio Gaiani
  • Daniele De Stradis
  • Antonio Pecchia
  • Roberto Pietrantuono
  • Stefano Russo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8583)


Reliability is one of the most relevant software quality attributes. The literature offers a variety of mathematical models - namely, software reliability growth models (SRGMs) - to estimate the reliability of a software product at a given time, as well as to predict the reliability that will be achieved as testing activities progress. One of the typical assumptions of SRGMs is the immediate debugging of detected faults. In reality, the impact of the debugging process cannot be neglected at all. This paper reports the results of a real-world case-study in which we analyze the debugging process of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and study its impact on SRGM-based reliability estimation and prediction.


Software reliability SRGM reliability estimation debugging reliability prediction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Cinque
    • 1
  • Claudio Gaiani
    • 2
  • Daniele De Stradis
    • 2
  • Antonio Pecchia
    • 1
  • Roberto Pietrantuono
    • 1
  • Stefano Russo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell’InformazioneUniversità di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly
  2. 2.Assioma.NetTorinoItaly

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