By Nozer D. Singpurwalla
This preface relates to 3 matters that we'd wish to deliver to the eye of the readers: our targets, our meant viewers, and the character of the fabric. we have now in brain numerous targets. the 1st is to set up a framework for facing uncertainties in software program engineering, and for utilizing quantitative measures for choice making during this context. the second one is to carry into standpoint the big physique of labor having statistical content material that's proper to software program engineering, that may now not have seemed within the conventional shops dedicated to it. attached with this moment goal is a wish to streamline and arrange our personal pondering and paintings during this quarter. Our 3rd goal is to supply a platform that allows an interface among computing device scientists and statisticians to deal with a category of difficulties in machine technology. it seems that such an interface is critical to supply the wanted synergism for fixing a few tough difficulties that the topic poses. Our ultimate target is to function an agent for exciting extra cross-disciplinary examine in desktop technology and information. To what quantity the cloth the following will meet our goals can merely be assessed with the passage of time. Our meant viewers is computing device scientists, software program engineers, and reliability analysts, who've a few publicity to chance and information. utilized statisticians attracted to reliability difficulties also are a phase of our meant audience.