A statistical methodology for the study of the software failure process and its application to the ARGOS center
Issue No. 09 - Sept. (1986 vol. 12)
Robert Troy , Verilog S.A., 3, Chemin du Pigeonnier de la Cépière, 31081 Toulouse Cedex, France
Yves Romain , Verilog S.A., 3, Chemin du Pigeonnier de la Cépière, 31081 Toulouse Cedex, France
Over the past decade, a set of models derived from the application of conventional reliability theory to software engineering has been proposed with regard to the evaluation of program reliability. Observations of operating software have shown that these models are not sufficient to account for operational reliability. This limitation requires a cautious utilization of every model: each reliability evaluation must be considered as a special case which must be based upon a statistical analysis preceding any modeling. This implies suitable methods and means are needed. The purpose of this paper is to propose a step-wise statistical methodology for the study of operating system reliability and associated tools. An example of the application of this method for the ARGOS center of CNES is presented.
Software, Software reliability, Reliability theory, Hardware, Iris, Environmental factors, software reliability models, Software failure, software reliability
R. Troy and Y. Romain, "A statistical methodology for the study of the software failure process and its application to the ARGOS center," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 968-978, 1986.