Volume 9 Number 9 (Sep. 2014)
Home > Archive > 2014 > Volume 9 Number 9 (Sep. 2014) >
JSW 2014 Vol.9(9): 2260-2266 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.9.2260-2266

A Nonlinear Dynamic Model for Software Aging in Service-Oriented Software

Yun-Fei Jia, Hui Xu, Ren-Biao Wu
Tianjin Key Laboratory for Advanced Signal Processing, Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China

Abstract—Software aging results from runtime environment degradation, and is significantly correlated with available computing resources. A set of variables evolving with time can describe the running state of computer system. Consequently, software aging is analogous to evolution of a dynamic system in this paper. We construct a nonlinear dynamic model based on the experimental observations. First, we assume the mathematical form of nonlinear dynamic equations. Then, we select resource parameters which can reflect the “health” of the whole computer system as variables of our model. Finally, we estimate the values of each parameters in our model using nonlinear inversion. Our approach is validated by two different datasets. The dynamic model can describe the evolution of software aging and interpret the interplay of various resource parameters. Moreover, this model can be used to forecast abrupt state degradation and help us to explore the root cause of software aging. For example, by comparing the output of our model against real values, with a suspected “aging factor” as input, we can identify which resource variable is the root cause of injuring the stability of computer system.

Index Terms—Software aging; software maintenance; dynamic system


Cite: Yun-Fei Jia, Hui Xu, Ren-Biao Wu, "A Nonlinear Dynamic Model for Software Aging in Service-Oriented Software," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 2260-2266, 2014.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly (Since 2020)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
Abstracting/ Indexing: DBLP, EBSCO, Google Scholar, ProQuest, INSPEC(IET), ULRICH's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, etc
E-mail: jsw@iap.org
  • Apr 26, 2021 News!

    Vol 14, No 4- Vol 14, No 12 has been indexed by IET-(Inspec)     [Click]

  • Jun 22, 2020 News!

    Papers published in JSW Vol 14, No 1- Vol 15 No 4 have been indexed by DBLP     [Click]

  • Sep 13, 2021 News!

    The papers published in Vol 16, No 6 have all received dois from Crossref    [Click]

  • Jan 28, 2021 News!

    [CFP] 2021 the annual meeting of JSW Editorial Board, ICCSM 2021, will be held in Rome, Italy, July 21-23, 2021   [Click]

  • Sep 13, 2021 News!

    Vol 16, No 6 has been published with online version     [Click]