Dependable Systems: Software, Computing, Networks

Research Results of the DICS Program

  • Jürg Kohlas
  • Bertrand Meyer
  • André Schiper

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4028)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Surveys

    1. Bertrand Meyer
      Pages 1-33
    2. André Schiper
      Pages 34-54
    3. Maciej Kurant, Hung X. Nguyen, Patrick Thiran
      Pages 55-81
  3. Dependable Software

    1. Volkan Arslan, Patrick Eugster, Piotr Nienaltowski, Sebastien Vaucouleur
      Pages 82-102
    2. Burak Emir, Sebastian Maneth, Martin Odersky
      Pages 103-126
    3. Thomas Baar, Slaviša Marković, Frédéric Fondement, Alfred Strohmeier
      Pages 127-144
    4. Didier Buchs, Luis Pedro, Levi Lúcio
      Pages 145-171
  4. Dependable Computing

    1. Daniel Bünzli, Rachele Fuzzati, Sergio Mena, Uwe Nestmann, Olivier Rütti, André Schiper et al.
      Pages 172-194
    2. Sebastian Gerlach, Basile Schaeli, Roger D. Hersch
      Pages 195-210
    3. Cesare Pautasso, Win Bausch, Gustavo Alonso
      Pages 211-230
  5. Dependable Networks

    1. Frederick Ducatelle, Luca Maria Gambardella, Maciej Kurant, Hung X. Nguyen, Patrick Thiran
      Pages 231-259
    2. Thomas Erlebach, Alexander Hall, Linda Moonen, Alessandro Panconesi, Frits Spieksma, Danica Vukadinović
      Pages 260-274
    3. Keno Albrecht, Fabian Kuhn, Roger Wattenhofer
      Pages 275-294
  6. Back Matter

About this book


Modern civilization relies on a functioning information infrastructure. As a result, dependability has become a central issue in all disciplines of systems engineering and software architecture.Theories, methods and tools that help to master the problems encountered in the design process and the management of operations are therefore of utmost importance for the future of information and communication technology.

The present volume documents the results of a research program on Dependable Information and Communication Systems (DICS). The members of the project met in two workshops organized by the Hasler Foundation. This state-of-the-art survey contains 3 overview articles identifying major issues of dependability and presenting the latest solutions, as well as 10 carefully selected and revised papers depicting the research results originating from those workshops. The first workshop took place in Münchenwiler, Switzerland, in March 2004, and the second workshop, which marked the conclusion of the projects, in Löwenberg, Switzerland, in October 2005. The papers are organized in topical sections on surveys, dependable software, dependable computing, and dependable networks.


MDA Middleware Routing Scala Unified Modeling Language (UML) ad-hoc networks algorithms architecture component-based systems dependable computing dependable networks dependable software distributed systems formal testing model driven architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürg Kohlas
    • 1
  • Bertrand Meyer
    • 2
  • André Schiper
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Eiffel SoftwareUSA
  3. 3.École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

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