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A Reliability Model Incorporating Software Quality Factors

Henry, Sallie M. and Kafura, Dennis G. and Mayo, Kevin A. and Yerneni, A. and Wake, Steven A. (1988) A Reliability Model Incorporating Software Quality Factors. Technical Report TR-88-45, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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In this paper we describe our initial work on a long-term project to develop and validate a reliability model and a new class of software complexity metrics which are related to this model. In contrast to previous "black box" approaches, the reliability model is novel because it incorporates knowledge about the system in the form of quantitative software complexity metrics. While the initial model uses existing software metrics a parallel effort in this project is investigating new classes of metrics, interface and dynamic metrics, which are useful in their own right but are also of particular relevance to the reliability model. The initial definitions of both the model and the metrics are given along with a description of the next research milestones.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:130
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001