Dependable Computer Systems

  • Wojciech Zamojski
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
  • Jacek Mazurkiewicz
  • Jarosław Sugier
  • Tomasz Walkowiak
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Ilona Bluemke, Karol Kulesza
    Pages 17-30
  3. Abdelkrim Bouramoul, Mohamed-Khireddine Kholladi, Bich-Lien Doan
    Pages 31-45
  4. Carlo Ghezzi, Amir Molzam Sharifloo
    Pages 47-62
  5. Marcin Iwiński, Janusz Sosnowski
    Pages 63-74
  6. Ireneusz Jozwiak, Michal Kedziora, Aleksandra Melinska
    Pages 75-85
  7. Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Andriy Volkoviy, Olexandr Siora, Vyacheslav Duzhyi
    Pages 87-100
  8. Marcin Kowalski, Jan Magott
    Pages 131-143
  9. Henryk Maciejewski, Roman Ptak
    Pages 145-154
  10. Lila Meziani, Thouraya Bouabana-Tebibel
    Pages 169-178
  11. Septavera Sharvia, Yiannis Papadopoulos
    Pages 179-192
  12. Mirosław Siergiejczyk, Adam Rosiński
    Pages 193-203
  13. Tomasz Surmacz, Bartosz Zawistowski
    Pages 219-231
  14. Victor Toporkov, Dmitry Yemelyanov, Anna Toporkova, Alexander Bobchenkov
    Pages 243-256
  15. Tomasz Walkowiak, Katarzyna Michalska
    Pages 257-269
  16. Tomasz Walkowiak, Jacek Mazurkiewicz
    Pages 271-283
  17. Marek Woda, Konrad Kubacki-Gorwecki
    Pages 285-299
  18. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Dependability analysis is the recent approach to performance evaluation of contemporary systems which tries to cope with new challenges that are brought with their unprecedented complexity, size and diversity. Especially in case of computer systems and networks such evaluation must be based on multidisciplinary approach to theory, technology, and maintenance of systems which operate in real (and very often unfriendly) environments. As opposed to “classic” reliability which focuses mainly on technical aspects of system functioning, dependability studies investigate the systems as multifaceted and sophisticated amalgamations of technical, information and also human resources.


This monograph presents selected new developments in such areas of dependability research as mathematical models, evaluation of software, probabilistic assessment, methodologies, tools, and technologies. Intelligent and soft computing methods help to resolve fundamental problems of dependability analysis which are caused by the fact that in contemporary computer systems it is often difficult to find a relation between system elements and system events (the relation between reasons and results) and it is even more difficult to define strict mathematical models with “analytical” relationships between such phenomena.


Computer Systems Dependability Dependable Computer Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Wojciech Zamojski
    • 1
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 2
  • Jacek Mazurkiewicz
    • 1
  • Jarosław Sugier
    • 1
  • Tomasz Walkowiak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and RoboticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21392-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21393-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-5662
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-5670
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