Improvements in System Safety

  • Felix Redmill
  • Tom Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tutorial Paper

  3. Themes Reprised from SSS ʽ07

    1. Odd Nordland
      Pages 15-23
    2. Derek Mannering, Jon G. Hall, Lucia Rapanotti
      Pages 25-41
  4. The Safety Case

  5. Safety Culture

  6. Human Factors

    1. Stephen O. Clark, Steven T. Shorrock, Nic Turley
      Pages 155-173
  7. Achieving and Improving System Safety

    1. Gabriele Schedl, Werner Winkelbauer
      Pages 177-193
    2. Mike Ainsworth
      Pages 195-207
    3. Richard Sleeman, Andrew Cox, Jenny Colledge
      Pages 209-221
  8. Safety and Risk Analysis

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 265-265

About these proceedings


Improvements in System Safety contains the full complement of papers presented at the sixteenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Bristol, UK, in February 2008.

The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics in the field of safety, across all industry sectors, and so the papers included in this volume offer a wide-ranging coverage of major safety issues as well as a good blend of academic research and industrial experience. They include discussions of some of the most recent developments in the field.

The first paper reflects a tutorial – on The Safety Case – held on the first day of the Symposium. The subsequent 14 papers are presented under the headings of the Symposium’s sessions: Themes Reprised from SSS ’07; The Safety Case; Safety Culture; Human Factors; Achieving and Improving System Safety; Safety and Risk Analysis.

This book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners working in the safety-critical systems arena.


Safety-critical Systems Standards design development language object oriented design programming programming language safety engineering safety-critical system software software engineering

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-099-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-100-8
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