A Comparative Study on Parameter Estimation in Software Reliability Modeling using Swarm Intelligence

03/08/2020
by   Najla Akram Al-Saati, et al.
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This work focuses on a comparison between the performances of two well-known Swarm algorithms: Cuckoo Search (CS) and Firefly Algorithm (FA), in estimating the parameters of Software Reliability Growth Models. This study is further reinforced using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Ant Colony Optimization (ACO). All algorithms are evaluated according to real software failure data, the tests are performed and the obtained results are compared to show the performance of each of the used algorithms. Furthermore, CS and FA are also compared with each other on bases of execution time and iteration number. Experimental results show that CS is more efficient in estimating the parameters of SRGMs, and it has outperformed FA in addition to PSO and ACO for the selected Data sets and employed models.

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