1st Edition

System Reliability and Security Techniques and Methodologies

    272 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    272 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    272 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Because of the growing reliance on software, concerns are growing as to how reliable a system is before it is commissioned for use, how high the level of reliability is in the system, and how many vulnerabilities exist in the system before its operationalization. Equally pressing issues include how to secure the system from internal and external security threats that may exist in the face of resident vulnerabilities. These two problems are considered increasingly important because they necessitate the development of tools and techniques capable of analyzing dependability and security aspects of a system. These concerns become more pronounced in the cases of safety-critical and mission-critical systems.

    System Reliability and Security: Techniques and Methodologies focuses on the use of soft computing techniques and analytical techniques in the modeling and analysis of dependable and secure systems. It examines systems and applications having complex distributed or networked architectures in such fields as:

    • Nuclear energy
    • Ground transportation systems
    • Air traffic control
    • Healthcare and medicine
    • Communications

    System reliability engineering is a multidisciplinary field that uses computational methods for estimating or predicting the reliability aspects of a system and analyzing failure data obtained from real-world projects. System security is a related field that ensures that even a reliable system is secure against accidental or deliberate intrusions and is free of vulnerabilities. This book covers tools and techniques, cutting-edge research topics, and methodologies in the areas of system reliability and security. It examines prediction models and methods as well as how to secure a system as it is being developed.

    List of Contributors

    1. A GNN Approach for Software Reliability
    Aafaq Mohi Ud Din, Shaima Qureshi, and Javaid Iqbal

    2. Software Reliability Prediction Using Neural Networks: A Non-parametric Approach
    Aafaq Mohi Ud Din, Javaid Iqbal, and Shaima Qureshi

    3. Analysis and Modeling of Software Reliability Using Deep Learning Methods
    Gousia Habib and Shaima Qureshi

    4. Fixed-Design Local Polynomial Approach for Estimation and Hypothesis Testing of Reliability Measures
    Chathuri L. Jayasinghe

    5. Reliability Analysis of Relation between Urbanization, Vegetation Health, and Heat Island Through Markov Chain Model
    Asutosh Goswami, Shubhanita Dasgupta Charkrabarty, Suhel Sen, and Priyanka Majumder

    6. Modeling and IoT (Internet of Things) Analysis for Smart Precision Agriculture
     Imtiaz Ahmed, Gousia Habib, and Pramod Kumar Yadav

    7. Engineering Challenges in the Development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Software Systems
    Mohammad Idrees Bhat, Syed Irfan Yaqoob, and Mohammad Imran

    8. Study and Analysis of Testing Effort Functions for Software Reliability Modeling
    Javaid Iqbal, Nyla Manzoor, and Refath Farooq

    9. Summary of NHPP-Based Software Reliability Modeling With Lindley-Type Distributions
    Siqiao Li, Tadashi Dohi, and Hiroyuki Okamura

    10. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Problems and Challenges in Software Testing
     Imtiaz Ahmed and Pramod Kumar Yadav

    11. Software Quality Prediction by CatBoost: Feed-Forward Neural Network in Software Engineering
     Sudharson D., Kailas P. S., K. Vignesh, Senthilnathan T., Poornima V., and Shreya Vijay

    12. Software Security
    Tawseef Ahmed Teli, Alwi M. Bamhdi, Faheem Syeed Masoodi, and Vahida Akhter

    13. Definitive Guide to Software Security Metrics
    Suhail Qadir, Alwi M. Bamhdi, and Faheem Syeed Masoodi

    14. Real-Time Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Model for Resourceful Distribution and Use of Public Water
    Binnaser Aziz Abdullah



    Javaid Iqbal is Associate Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir, India. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kashmir in 2014.

    Faheem Syeed Masoodi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir. Earlier, he served as Assistant Professor at the College of Computer Science, University of Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

    Ishfaq Ahmad Malik completed his PhD degree in 2019 from the Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

    Shozab Khurshid completed her PhD degree in 2019 from the Post‐Graduate Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, India.

    Iqra Saraf completed her PhD degree in 2019 from Post‐Graduate Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, India. Her research interests include software reliability, software optimization, and software security.

    Alwi M. Bamhdi is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. He received his MSc and PhD in computer science in 2014 from Heriot-Watt University, UK.