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Optimal release policy for hyper-geometric distribution software-reliability growth model

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3 Author(s)
Rong-Huei Bou ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan ; Sy-Yen Kuo ; Yi-Ping Chang

The hyper-geometric distribution software-reliability growth model (HGDM) can estimate the number of initial faults in a software program. An important problem in software development is to determine when to stop testing and then release the software. This paper mainly investigates the optimal software release policies which minimize the mean total software cost and satisfy the software-reliability requirement based on the HGDM. The optimal software release times are determined and shown to be finite. A numerical example illustrates these optimal software release policies

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Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 4 )