Integration of Testing Effort Function into Delayed S-Shaped Software Reliability Growth Model with Imperfect Debugging — a Proposed Bokhari Model

Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari, Md. Ashraf Siddiqui, Afaq Ahmad

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Assurance of software reliability is an important factor in software applications, and the process of software testing has become one of the essential requirements in soft-ware development. Many software reliability growth models have been developed based on non-homogeneous Poisson process, which incorporates logistic testing effort function. The paper proposed and developed a delayed S-shaped software reli-ability growth model with imperfect debugging, which integrates the Burr Type XII testing effort function. The testing effort function parameters are estimated by least square estimation method and S-shaped software reliability growth model param-eters by maximum likelihood estimation. Various software reliability growth mod-els are investigated through three data sets under perfect debugging and one data set under imperfect debugging. It is found that the proposed delayed S-shaped soft-ware reliability growth model with imperfect debugging has a better error prediction capability.
Original languageEnglish
Article number56
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalSpringer Nature Operations Research Forum
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2021

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