The Software Reliability Model Using Hybrid Model of Fractals and ARIMA

Yong CAO  Qingxin ZHU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E93-D   No.11   pp.3116-3119
Publication Date: 2010/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E93.D.3116
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Software Engineering
software reliability forecasting,  fractal,  ARIMA models,  software failures,  

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The software reliability is the ability of the software to perform its required function under stated conditions for a stated period of time. In this paper, a hybrid methodology that combines both ARIMA and fractal models is proposed to take advantage of unique strength of ARIMA and fractal in linear and nonlinear modeling. Based on the experiments performed on the software reliability data obtained from literatures, it is observed that our method is effective through comparison with other methods and a new idea for the research of the software failure mechanism is presented.