Date Added: Sep 2012
During the past few decades, many software reliability growth models have been suggested for estimating reliability of software as software reliability growth models. The functions suggested were non-linear in nature, so it was difficult to estimate the proper parameters. An estimation method based on ant colony algorithm in which parameters are estimated is discussed in this paper. In this paper, numerical examples which have been based on five sets of real failure data have been discussed using existing methods viable solutions for some of the models and data sets cannot be obtained, where as in the proposed method, at least one solution can be obtained.