The Software Reliability Model Based on Fractals

Yong CAO  Qingxin ZHU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E93-D   No.2   pp.376-379
Publication Date: 2010/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E93.D.376
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Software Engineering
Keyword: 
reliability,  fractals,  prediction,  software failure,  

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Summary: 
Fractals are mathematical or natural objects that are made of parts similar to the whole in certain ways. In this paper a software reliability forecasting method of software failure is proposed based on predictability of fractal time series. The empirical failure data (three data sets of Musa's) are used to demonstrate the performance of the reliability prediction. Compared with other methods, our method is effective.