Decision support system for software reliability engineering strategy selection

Ioana Rus, James Collofello

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Abstract

This decision support system was built to assist project managers to design and tailor the software development process to their specific projects for achieving required software reliability values. The decision support system has two subsystems: a knowledge-based expert system for reliability engineering strategy selection and a process simulator for strategy assessment. We present here the knowledge-based component for strategy selection assistance. The paper describes the framework for identifying software reliability engineering practices and decision factors for selecting a subset of practices appropriate for the project, taking into account various project constraints. After identifying heuristics for making the selection decisions, we have developed a knowledge base and implemented an expert system to help a less experienced project manager with engineering the process in a product quality driven manner. The expert system is a rule based fuzzy logic system, developed by using the off-the-shelf FuzzyCLIPS shell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages376-381
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 23rd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC '99) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Oct 27 1999Oct 29 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 23rd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC '99)
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA
Period10/27/9910/29/99

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Rus, I., & Collofello, J. (1999). Decision support system for software reliability engineering strategy selection. In Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference (pp. 376-381). IEEE.