2006

Structure for Dependability: Computer-Based Systems from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

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ISBN: 978-1-84628-110-5 (Print) 978-1-84628-111-2 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-15

      The role of structure: a dependability perspective

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      Pages 16-45

      The role of structure: a software engineering perspective

  2. System Properties

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-73

      Structuring evolution: on the evolution of socio-technical systems

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      Pages 74-88

      Time bands in systems structure

  3. Human Components

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-106

      Procedures, programs and their impact on dependability

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      Pages 107-124

      Cognitive conflicts in dynamic systems

  4. Systems Descriptions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125

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      Pages 127-142

      Architectural description of dependable software systems

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      Pages 143-168

      Computational diagrammatics: diagrams and structure

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      Pages 169-188

      Ethnography and the social structure of work

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      Pages 189-213

      Faults, errors and failures in communications: a systems theory perspective on organisational structure

  5. Guaranteeing Dependability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

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      Pages 217-227

      Security implications of structure

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      Pages 228-253

      The structure of software development thought

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      Pages 254-268

      On the use of diverse arguments to increase confidence in dependability claims

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      Pages 269-287

      Qualitative analysis of dependability argument structure