Model-Based Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of Software

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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is widely used in engineering hardware systems to help in understanding the effects of potential failures and the faults that cause them to occur. The analysis is iterative leading to improvements in the design until the risks associated with potential failure modes are reduced to an acceptable level. Interest in applying the technique to software has increased in recent years, particularly among embedded software developers who are already familiar with the benefits of FMEA analysis. Several authors discuss experiences of performing manual FMEA of software however there has been no attempt at automating the (very tedious) analysis. We describe a model based approach inspired by both work in diagnosis of software and the success of model based automated FMEA for hardware.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
EventProceedings DX04 - , France
Duration: 23 Jun 200425 Jun 2004


ConferenceProceedings DX04
Period23 Jun 200425 Jun 2004


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