Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
In the last decade, software has grown in complexity and size, while development timelines have diminished. As a result, component-based software engineering is becoming routine. Component-based software reliability assessment combines the architecture of the system with the reliability of the components to obtain the system reliability. This allows developers to produce a reliable system and testers to focus on the vulnerable areas.;This thesis discusses a tool developed to implement the methodology previously created for early reliability assessment of component-based systems. The tool, Early Component-based Reliability Assessment (ECRA), uses Rational Rose Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams to predict the reliability of component-based software. ECRA provides the user with an easy interface to annotate the UML diagrams and uses a Bayesian algorithm to predict the system reliability. This thesis presents the methodology of ECRA, the steps taken to develop it, and its applications.
Smith, William Black V, "Early component-based reliability assessment using UML based software models" (2002). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1291.