Accession Number : ADA293977

Title :   Models for Assessing the Reliability of Computer Software. Revision.

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Singpurwalla, Nozer D. ; Wilson, Simon P.

PDF Url : ADA293977

Report Date : 10 FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A formal approach for evaluating the reliability of computer software is through probabilistic models and statistical methods. This paper is an expository overview of the literature on the former. The various probability models for software failure can be classified into two groups; the merits of these groups are discussed and an example of their use in decision problems is given in some detail. The direction of current and future research is contemplated.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DECISION MAKING, MODELS, PROBABILITY, FAILURE, STATISTICAL PROCESSES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE