A Software Evolution Process Model: Analysis of Telecom Networks Failure Causes and Impact on System Health
This paper presents a study on telecom network failures impact on the software system evolution. It investigates
various failure causes er to dtect the failures, which have the most impact on the overall system health and evolution process.
Moreover, the study focuses on recovery time after each failure in various failure scenarios. The model represented in the
paper is based on Actor Network Theory (ANT) of software evolution using system dynamic environment. The result shows
that both cyber security attack and application server issues can cause total software system failure, with a large impact on
system health evolution process,. Cyber security attacks and application server failures have a direct impact as well on other
Keywords - Software Evolution Process, System Dynamic (SD), Actor-Network Theory (ANT), Agent-Based Simulation
Environment ‗Repast‘, ANT Model, Stability, Telecom Network Failure Causes.