A Software Reliability Model Using Fault Removal Efficiency

  • Md. Asraful Haque Department of Computer Engineering, Z.H. College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India
  • Nesar Ahmad Department of Computer Engineering, Z.H. College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India
Keywords: Reliability model, NHPP model, SRGM, software reliability engineering, project management


With the increase of human dependency over computer software, considerable effort has been given to determine software reliability effectively. A huge variety of software reliability growth models (SRGMs) have been developed to explain statistically how system reliability varies over time by monitoring the failure data sets during the testing process. The paper proposes a new SRGM based on taking into account the fault removal efficiency which is the ratio of corrected and detected faults during the testing process. The new model is compared to some known model from the relevant literature for two certain data sets and it turns out to perform better in terms of four GOF benchmarks.


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Author Biographies

Md. Asraful Haque, Department of Computer Engineering, Z.H. College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India

Md. Asraful Haque, Assistant Professor in Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the field of Software Engineering from AMU. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience. He received his B.Tech degree in 2007 and M.Tech degree in 2012. His area of interests includes Software engineering, Operating Systems, Data Structure, Database Management Systems etc.

Nesar Ahmad, Department of Computer Engineering, Z.H. College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India

Nesar Ahmad received B.Sc (Engg) degree from Bihar College of Engineering, Patna (Now NIT, Patna) in 1984. He received M.Sc (Information Engineering) degree from City University, London, U.K., in 1988, and Ph.D degree from IIT, Delhi, in 1993. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, Aligarh Mulsim University, Aligarh. His current research interests mainly include Artificial Intelligence, Applied Soft Computing, and Digital Learning.


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