Accession Number : ADA532290
Title : Evaluation of Software Dependability at the Architecture Definition Stage
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV
Personal Author(s) : Uzunov, Kiril ; Nguyen, Thong
Report Date : Jun 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : The problem we aim to solve is how to evaluate the dependability of software at the stage of architecture definition. Evidence, such as the process maturity, project environment and architecture documentation is already available and can be used for the evaluation. In order to create a holistic picture of the state of dependability, a Bayesian Network (BN) model is defined. The paper defines a quality framework which guides the model creation, identifies attributes characterising dependability and presents the topology of the model. The approach to the quantitative definition of the model is illustrated by examples. The model is aimed to help with conducting technical risk assessment of Airborne Mission Systems.
Descriptors : *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , TOPOLOGY , RISK MANAGEMENT , AUSTRALIA , RISK ANALYSIS , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , MISSIONS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE