By Topic

A generic process to build reliable distributed software components from early to late stages of software development

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Lahami, M. ; Nat. Sch. of Eng. of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia ; Krichen, M. ; Idani, A. ; Jmaiel, M.

In this paper, we propose an incremental software development process that addresses reliability concerns, from early to late stages of software development. Contrary to existing techniques, in our proposal we merge two dependability means: fault prevention and fault forecasting techniques in order to build reliable distributed software systems. The design stage is focused on obtaining coherent specification of each individual component using an incremental refinement technique. After obtaining a consistent specification of each component, we deal with generating its code safely. In addition, we define consistent component assemblies by checking their compatibility at the integration level. The runtime testing stage is based on the fault forecasting technique which allows an emprirical estimation of the overall system reliability. Such process is used to get confidence that the obtained system behaves correctly according to its specification and fulfils all requirements and expectations. As an example, this paper introduces B formal method and Fractal component model to build reliable and trustworthy Fractal based applications.

Published in:

Computer Engineering and Systems (ICCES), 2010 International Conference on

Date of Conference:

Nov. 30 2010-Dec. 2 2010