Dependability Metrics

Advanced Lectures

  • Editors
  • Irene Eusgeld
  • Felix C. Freiling
  • Ralf Reussner

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4909)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction to Dependability Metrics

    1. Irene Eusgeld, Felix C. Freiling
      Pages 1-4
  3. I Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Rainer Böhme, Felix C. Freiling
      Pages 7-13
    3. Rainer Böhme, Ralf Reussner
      Pages 14-18
    4. Kenneth Chan, Iman Poernomo
      Pages 19-36
    5. Ralf Reussner, Viktoria Firus
      Pages 37-38
    6. Heiko Koziolek
      Pages 39-42
    7. Steffen Becker
      Pages 43-47
    8. Michael Kuperberg
      Pages 48-55
  4. II Reliability Metrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Irene Eusgeld, Bernhard Fechner, Felix Salfner, Max Walter, Philipp Limbourg, Lijun Zhang
      Pages 59-103
    3. Irene Eusgeld, Falk Fraikin, Matthias Rohr, Felix Salfner, Ute Wappler
      Pages 104-125
  5. III Security Metrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Felix C. Freiling
      Pages 129-132
    3. Zinaida Benenson, Ulrich Kühn, Stefan Lucks
      Pages 133-156
    4. Rainer Böhme, Thomas Nowey
      Pages 176-187
    5. Martin Mink, Thomas Nowey
      Pages 188-195
  6. IV Performance Metrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Heiko Koziolek
      Pages 199-203
    3. Jens Happe
      Pages 207-218
    4. Antonino Sabetta, Heiko Koziolek
      Pages 219-225
    5. Antonino Sabetta, Heiko Koziolek
      Pages 226-232
    6. Heiko Koziolek, Jens Happe
      Pages 233-240
  7. V Overlapping Metrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Ralf Reussner, Viktoria Firus
      Pages 243-244
    3. Irene Eusgeld, Jens Happe, Philipp Limbourg, Matthias Rohr, Felix Salfner
      Pages 245-254
    4. Felix C. Freiling, Max Walter
      Pages 255-257
  8. Back Matter

About this book


With the growing ubiquity of computing systems, it is essential that we can rely on the services they deliver. Justifying reliance in computer systems requires scientific techniques to derive evidence from given systems or predict such evidence. This tutorial book gives an overview of the current state of the art in measuring the different aspects of dependability of systems: reliability, security and performance.

The main impulse for this dependability metrics project resulted from a research seminar, held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in October/November 2005. The 25 chapters, based on the outcome of the research seminar, are organized in five parts on foundations, reliability metrics, security metrics, performance metrics, and overlapping metrics. The final part shows that only a combined consideration of important dependability attributes will lead to the design objective: the development of systems we can really trust.


Attribut Deployment component-based systems dependable computing design distributed systems embedded systems model driven architecture modeling networks performance pervasive computing requirement security validation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68946-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68947-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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