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IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2004

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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability publication information

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  • Recovery schemes for mesh arrays utilizing dedicated spares

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):445 - 451
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    In this paper, new schemes are presented in which the spare nodes of a permanent-fault-tolerant processing array are utilized in their idling state to aid in an online transient-error recovery process. Though spares-based methods are well-known solutions to permanent-fault tolerance, the cost of these solutions and the idling spare capacity during normal operation have limited their widespread use... View full abstract»

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  • An optimal replacement policy for a three-state repairable system with a monotone process model

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):452 - 457
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    In this paper, a deteriorating simple repairable system with three states, including two failure states and one working state, is studied. Assume that the system after repair cannot be "as good as new", and the deterioration of the system is stochastic. Under these assumptions, we use a replacement policy N based on the failure number of the system. Then our aim is to determine an optimal replacem... View full abstract»

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  • Human-reliability analysis of cooperative redundancy to support diagnosis

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):458 - 464
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    This paper presents a human reliability analysis method of cooperative redundancy in support of diagnosis. We use a particular redundancy on which a diagnosis function is realized jointly by interacting human and automated controllers. The proposed cooperative redundancy supports a retrospective and experiential failure location function. It integrates an automated controller, based on several poi... View full abstract»

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  • A scenario-based reliability analysis approach for component-based software

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):465 - 480
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    This paper introduces a reliability model, and a reliability analysis technique for component-based software. The technique is named Scenario-Based Reliability Analysis (SBRA). Using scenarios of component interactions, we construct a probabilistic model named Component-Dependency Graph (CDG). Based on CDG, a reliability analysis algorithm is developed to analyze the reliability of the system as a... View full abstract»

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  • Sequential capacity determination of subnetworks in network performance analysis

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):481 - 486
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    In the process of performance evaluation for a stochastic network whose links are subject to failure, subnetworks are repeatedly generated to reflect various states of the network, and the capacity of each subnetwork is to be determined upon generation. The capacity of a network is the maximum amount of flow which can be transmitted through the network. Although there are existing algorithms for n... View full abstract»

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  • Sequential diagnosis of processor array systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):487 - 498
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    We examine the diagnosis of processor array systems formed as two-dimensional arrays, with boundaries, and either four or eight neighbors for each interior processor. We employ a parallel test schedule. Neighboring processors test each other, and report the results. Our diagnostic objective is to find a fault-free processor or set of processors. The system may then be sequentially diagnosed by rep... View full abstract»

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  • Modular solution of dynamic multi-phase systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):499 - 508
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    Binary Decision Diagram (BDD)-based solution approaches and Markov chain based approaches are commonly used for the reliability analysis of multi-phase systems. These approaches either assume that every phase is static, and thus can be solved with combinatorial methods, or assume that every phase must be modeled via Markov methods. If every phase is indeed static, then the combinatorial approach i... View full abstract»

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  • Dependability modeling and evaluation of multiple-phased systems using DEEM

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):509 - 522
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    Multiple-Phased Systems (MPS), i.e., systems whose operational life can be partitioned in a set of disjoint periods, called "phases", include several classes of systems such as Phased Mission Systems and Scheduled Maintenance Systems. Because of their deployment in critical applications, the dependability modeling and analysis of Multiple-Phased Systems is a task of primary relevance. The phased b... View full abstract»

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  • Combined k-out-of-n:G, and consecutive kc-out-of-n:G systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):523 - 531
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    Qualification tests for a system are normally carried out according to either a k-out-of-n:G scheme, or a consecutive kc-out-of-n:G structure. The reliability of a combination of the two systems is evaluated, showing its benefit over each of the individual structures. As expected, the mean time to failure of the combined system is larger than any of them. Generalizations of the analysis... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunication access network design with reliability constraints

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):532 - 541
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    In this paper, we study the problem of the design of telecommunication access networks with reliability constraints. These networks form an important part of the telecommunications infrastructure of large organizations, such as banks. Using data patterned after an actual bank network in the U.S., we formulate an optimization model for this problem which specifically takes into account the various ... View full abstract»

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  • Bounding the times to failure of 2-component systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):542 - 550
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    Characterizing the distribution of times to failure in 2-component systems is an important special case of a more general problem, finding the distribution of a function of random variables. Advances in this area are relevant to reliability as well as other fields, and influential papers on the topic have appeared in the reliability field over a span of many years. Using failure times of 2-compone... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability improvement of Internet web servers through statistical process control

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):551 - 556
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    The proposed method, General Cross-Correlation Process Control (GCCPC), is intended for timely detection of hacker attacks and faults, before they become critical and disrupt the normal activity of a web server. It is based on observation of the correlations between the variables measured in the course of server activity. Some of the stronger of these correlations undergo drastic weakening at the ... View full abstract»

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  • EWMA forecast of normal system activity for computer intrusion detection

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):557 - 566
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    Intrusions into computer systems have caused many quality/reliability problems. Detecting intrusions is an important part of assuring the quality/reliability of computer systems by quickly detecting intrusions and associated quality/reliability problems in order to take corrective actions. In this paper, we present and compare two methods of forecasting normal activities in computer systems for in... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal design of k-out-of-n:G subsystems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):567 - 575
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    Systems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage may fail even prior to the exhaustion of spares due to uncovered component failures. This paper presents optimal cost-effective design policies for k-out-of-n:G subsystems subjected to imperfect fault-coverage. It is assumed that there exists a k-out-of-n:G subsystem in a nonseries-parallel system and, except for this subsystem, the redundancy configur... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):576 - 577
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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 578
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  • 2004 Index

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):579 - 587
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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 588
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Aims & Scope

IEEE Transactions on Reliability is concerned with the problems involved in attaining reliability, maintaining it through the life of the system or device, and measuring it.

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Editor-in-Chief
W. Eric Wong
University of Texas at Dallas
Advanced Res Ctr for Software Testing and Quality Assurance

ewong@utdallas.edu