Scenario-Based System Assessment

  • Silke Kuball
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2043)


In this paper we introduce a new approach to the assessment of risk and reliability of safety-critical software systems: scenario-based system assessment. This approach uses the notion of input-space scenarios, which are created by a link between system structure and input space structure. Scenario-based system assessment combines two differing already existing approaches to software reliability and risk assessment: input space partitioning and code partitioning and it draws on the strengths of both models while at the same time helping to overcome some of their restrictions.


Prior Information Failure Probability Input Space System Risk Software Reliability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silke Kuball
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  1. 1.Safety Systems Research Centre, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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