SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis, Volume 49 , Issue 11 : 1528-1531(2019) https://doi.org/10.1360/SSI-2019-0123

Software reliability assessment: a software cybernetics perspective

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  • ReceivedJun 11, 2019
  • AcceptedSep 2, 2019
  • PublishedNov 13, 2019


Software reliability assessment is a key step that determines whether the software can be delivered for the use or not. Because only limited testing resources are allowed for software reliability assessment, this paper proposes a software cybernetics perspective that introduces feedback and self-adaptive control to guide the software testing process in the software reliability assessment. Also, an adaptive testing strategy based on gradient descent is proposed for software reliability assessment. The theoretical and experimental results show that reliability assessment methods based on software cybernetics can achieve highly precise and stable software-reliability-assessment results using restricted testing resources.

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