This book summarizes the recent advances in software reliability modelling. Almost all the existing models are classified and the most interesting models are described in detail.Because of the application of software in many industrial, military and commercial systems, software reliability has become an important research area. Although there are many models and results appeared in different journals and conference proceedings, there is a lack of systematic publications on this subject. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of this area and provide software reliability researchers and analysts with a systematic study of the existing results. This book can also be used as a reference book for other software engineers and reliability theoreticians interested in this area.
Introduction to software reliability; elements of software reliability modelling; Markov models; nonhomogeneous poisson process (NHPP) models; some static models; Bayesian analysis and modelling; some statistical data analysis techniques; determination of optimum release time; recent advances in software reliability.