Dependable Computing for Critical Applications

Dependable Computing for Critical Applications

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The International Working Conference on Dependable Computing for Critical Applications was the first conference organized by IFIP Working Group 10. 4 qDependable Computing and Fault Toleranceq, in cooperation with the Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing of the IEEE Computer Society, and the Technical Committee 7 on Systems Reliability, Safety and Security of EWlCS. The rationale for the Working Conference is best expressed by the aims of WG 10. 4: q Increasingly, individuals and organizations are developing or procuring sophisticated computing systems on whose services they need to place great reliance. In differing circumstances, the focus will be on differing properties of such services - e. g. continuity, performance, real-time response, ability to avoid catastrophic failures, prevention of deliberate privacy intrusions. The notion of dependability, defined as that property of a computing system which allows reliance to be justifiably placed on the service it delivers, enables these various concerns to be subsumed within a single conceptual framework. Dependability thus includes as special cases such attributes as reliability, availability, safety, security. The Working Group is aimed at identifying and integrating approaches, methods and techniques for specifying, designing, building, assessing, validating, operating and maintaining computer systems which should exhibit some or all of these attributes. q The concept of WG 10. 4 was formulated during the IFIP Working Conference on Reliable Computing and Fault Tolerance on September 27-29, 1979 in London, England, held in conjunction with the Europ-IFIP 79 Conference. Profs A. Avi~ienis (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA) and A.Because of this, it would not be possible to use a mechanical transmission backup system such as those used on the A320 or the A340. Two solutions can be considered. The first one is to do without the mechanical backup system and notanbsp;...

Title:Dependable Computing for Critical Applications
Author: Algirdas Avizienis, Jean-Claude Laprie
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06

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