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Software reliability assessment using accelerated testing methods

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The use of operational profiles and usage-based testing has received considerable attention recently in the software engineering literature. Testing under the actual operational profile can, however, be expensive, time consuming or even infeasible in situations where the performance of a system is dominated by infrequent but highly critical events. We consider a real application that deals with telecommunications network restoration after network failure caused by cuts in fibre optic cables. We use this application to demonstrate the usefulness of traditional accelerated testing methods to test and estimate software reliability. These methods, which have been extensively used in hardware reliability, have an important role to play in software reliability assessment as well.
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Keywords: Accelerated testing; Poisson regression; Software reliability; Software testing; Telecommunications network restoration

Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: 1: AT&T Network and Computing Services, Red Hill, USA, 2: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Publication date: 1998-01-01

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