Industrial Perspectives of Safety-critical Systems

Proceedings of the Sixth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham 1998

  • Felix Redmill
  • Tom Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Charles Lee, Jon Garnsworthy, Morris Chudleigh, Duncan Bishop
    Pages 1-26
  3. Trevor Cockram, Reg Parker, David Tiley, Jane Smith
    Pages 44-61
  4. B. A. Wichmann
    Pages 70-81
  5. A. G. Hessami
    Pages 112-125
  6. Ceri Rees, Vivien Hamilton
    Pages 126-136
  7. Maurice Pritchard
    Pages 137-149
  8. Peter Bishop, Robin Bloomfield
    Pages 194-203
  9. R. May, J. A. McDermid, I. H. A. Johnston
    Pages 211-221
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-233

About these proceedings


This book contains the Proceedings of the 6th Safety-critical Systems Sympo­ sium, the theme of which is Industrial Perspectives. In accordance with the theme, all of the chapters have been contributed by authors having an industrial af­ filiation. The first two chapters reflect half-day tutorials - Managing a Safety-critical System Development Project and Principles of Safety Management - held on the first day of the event, and the following 15 are contributed by the presenters of papers on the next two days. Following the tutorials, the chapters fa~l into five sub-themes - the session titles at the Symposium. In the first of these, on 'Software Development Tech­ nology', Trevor Cockram and others report on the industrial application of a requirements traceability model, Paul Bennett on configuration management in safety-critical systems, and Brian Wichmann on Ada. The next 5 chapters are on 'Safety Management'. In the safety domain, the fundamental business of management is increasingly being addressed with respect not merely to getting things done, but also to controlling the processes by which they are done, the risks involved, and the need not only to achieve safety but to demonstrate that it has been achieved. In this context, Gustaf Myhrman reveals recent developments for safer systems in the Swedish De­ fence, and Shoky Visram reports on the management of safety within a large and complex Air Traffic Control project.


ASIC development production risk management safety-critical system software system development validation

Editors and affiliations

  • Felix Redmill
    • 1
  • Tom Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Redmill ConsultancyLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Software ReliabilityUniversity of Newcastle-upon-TyneNewcastle-upon-TyneUK

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