Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

28th International Conference, SAFECOMP 2009, Hamburg, Germany, September 15-18, 2009. Proceedings

  • Bettina Buth
  • Gerd Rabe
  • Till Seyfarth
Conference proceedings SAFECOMP 2009

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04468-7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5775)

Table of contents (26 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Medical Systems

    1. Why Are People’s Decisions Sometimes Worse with Computer Support?
      Eugenio Alberdi, Lorenzo Strigini, Andrey A. Povyakalo, Peter Ayton
      Pages 18-31
  4. Industrial Experience

    1. Probability of Failure on Demand – The Why and the How
      Jens Braband, Rüdiger vom Hövel, Hendrik Schäbe
      Pages 46-54
    2. Establishing the Correlation between Complexity and a Reliability Metric for Software Digital I&C-Systems
      John Eidar Simensen, Christian Gerst, Bjørn Axel Gran, Josef Märtz, Horst Miedl
      Pages 55-66
  5. Security Risk Analysis

    1. Exploring Network Security in PROFIsafe
      Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
      Pages 67-80
    2. Modelling Critical Infrastructures in Presence of Lack of Data with Simulated Annealing – Like Algorithms
      Vincenzo Fioriti, Silvia Ruzzante, Elisa Castorini, A. Di Pietro, Alberto Tofani
      Pages 81-88
  6. Safety Guidelines

  7. Automotive

  8. Aerospace

    1. The COMPASS Approach: Correctness, Modelling and Performability of Aerospace Systems
      Marco Bozzano, Alessandro Cimatti, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Viet Yen Nguyen, Thomas Noll, Marco Roveri
      Pages 173-186
    2. Formal Verification of a Microkernel Used in Dependable Software Systems
      Christoph Baumann, Bernhard Beckert, Holger Blasum, Thorsten Bormer
      Pages 187-200
  9. Verification, Validation, Test

    1. Probabilistic Failure Propagation and Transformation Analysis
      Xiaocheng Ge, Richard F. Paige, John A. McDermid
      Pages 215-228
    2. Towards Model-Based Automatic Testing of Attack Scenarios
      M. Zulkernine, M. F. Raihan, M. G. Uddin
      Pages 229-242

About these proceedings


Computer-based systems have become omnipresent commodities within our - vironment. While for a large variety of these systems such as transportation systems, nuclear or chemical plants, or medical systems their relation to safety is obvious, we often do not re?ect that others are as directly related to risks concerning harm done to persons or matter as, for example, elevator control or mobile phones. At least we are not aware of the risk in our daily use of them. Safecomp as a community and a conference series has accompanied this - velopment for 30 years up to Safecomp 2009, which was the 28th of the series. During this time the topics and methods as well as the community have und- gone changes. These changes re?ect the requirements of the above-mentioned ubiquitious presence of safety-related systems. Safecomp has always encouraged and will further encourage academia and industry to share and exchange their ideas and experiences. After 30 years, we as the organizers of Safecomp 2009, found it imperative to take stock: which methods found their way into the application areas; which new approaches need to be checked for their practical applicability. As di?erent application domains developed their own approaches over the previous decades, we tried to attract people with di?erent backgrounds for this conference. - though the years 2008 and 2009 were not easy with regard to the overall global economic situation, we succeeded with this goal.


aerospace systems avionics critical infrastructure eHealth performance redundancy requirements analysis risk management safety security structured analysis verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Bettina Buth
    • 1
  • Gerd Rabe
    • 2
  • Till Seyfarth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Informatik, Faculty TIHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Competence Center Digital I&C Systems, SEELAB Software and Engineering LaboratoryTÜV Nord SysTec GmbH & Co. KGHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04467-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04468-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349