Error propagation in software architectures

W. Abdelmoez, D. M. Nassar, M. Shereshevsky, N. Gradetsky, R. Gunnalan, H. H. Ammar, Bo Yu, A. Mili

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The study of software architectures is emerging as an important discipline in software engineering, due to its emphasis on large scale composition of software products, and its support for emerging software engineering paradigms suck as product line engineering, component based software engineering, and software evolution. Architectural attributes differ from code-level software attributes in that they focus on the level of components and connectors, and that they are meaningful for an architecture. In this paper, we focus on a specific architectural attribute, which is the error propagation probability throughout the architecture, i.e. the probability that an error that arises in one component propagates to other components. We introduce, analyze, and validate formulas for estimating these probabilities using architectural level information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Metrics, METRICS 2004
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Metrics, METRICS 2004 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2004Sep 16 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Software Metrics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1530-1435


OtherProceedings - 10th International Symposium on Software Metrics, METRICS 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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