Issue No. 04 - July (1982 vol. 8)
C.V. Ramamoorthy , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Electronics Research Laboratory, University of California
It is essential to assess the reliability of digital computer systems used for critical real-time control applications (e.g., nuclear power plant safety control systems). This involves the assessment of the design correctness of the combined hardware/software system as well as the reliability of the hardware. In this paper we survey methods of determining the design correctness of systems as applied to computer programs.
validation phase, Correctness probability, error-counting models, error seeding, error size, evaluation of test cases, nonerror-counting models, software fault, software reliability models, testing and debugging phase, testing process
C. Ramamoorthy and F. Bastani, "Software Reliability-Status and Perspectives," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 8, no. , pp. 354-371, 1982.