Int J Performability Eng ›› 2019, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (9): 2364-2372.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.19.09.p9.23642372

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A Survey of Software Trustworthiness Measurements

Hongwei Taoa, Yixiang Chenb, Hengyang Wuc,*, and Rumei Dengb   

  1. aSchool of Computer and Communication Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Zhengzhou, 450002, China;
    bMoE Engineering Center for Software/Hardware Co-Design Technology and Application, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200062, China;
    cSchool of Computer and Information Engineering, Shanghai Polytechnic University, Shanghai, 200062, China
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Abstract: As people depend more and more on software, there exists an increasing demand for software trustworthiness. The quantification of software trustworthiness can not only help users choose the right software, but also provide evidence for increasing the trustworthiness of the design and implementation of software. It has important practical significance to software development and application. In this paper, software trustworthiness measurements are surveyed from two aspects of product and process. The advances in the product-oriented software trustworthiness measurements are summarized in the view of attributes and behaviors, and the research progress of the process-based software trustworthiness measurements is studied from the perspective of expert experience and process data. Lastly, the challenges of software trustworthiness measurements are analyzed.

Key words: software trustworthiness measurement, trustworthy attribute, trustworthy evidence, software behavior, software process