Complex Systems and Dependability

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

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 170)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Vasily Balashov, Alexander Baranov, Maxim Chistolinov, Dmitry Gribov, Ruslan Smeliansky
    Pages 19-35
  3. Adam Blokus, Adam Brzeski, Jan Cychnerski, Tomasz Dziubich, Mateusz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 55-68
  4. Ilona Bluemke, Marcin Tarka
    Pages 69-85
  5. Dariusz Caban, Tomasz Walkowiak
    Pages 87-101
  6. Frank P. A. Coolen, Tahani Coolen-Maturi
    Pages 115-130
  7. Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Anton Andrashov, Vladimir Sklyar, Andriy Kovalenko, Olexandr Siora
    Pages 149-164
  8. Katarzyna Nowak, Jacek Mazurkiewicz
    Pages 165-178
  9. Dariusz Rogowski, Przemysław Nowak
    Pages 179-193
  10. Adam Sędziwy, Leszek Kotulski, Marcin Szpyrka
    Pages 225-239
  11. Adam Sędziwy, Magdalena Kozień-Woźniak
    Pages 241-255
  12. Janusz Sosnowski, Marcin Kubacki, Henryk Krawczyk
    Pages 257-271
  13. Victor Toporkov, Alexey Tselishchev, Dmitry Yemelyanov, Alexander Bobchenkov
    Pages 289-304
  14. Igor Wojnicki, Leszek Kotulski
    Pages 305-317
  15. Wlodek M. Zuberek
    Pages 319-330
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About these proceedings


Typical contemporary complex system is a multifaceted amalgamation of technical, information, organization, software and human (users, administrators and management) resources. Complexity of such a system comes not only from its involved technical and organizational structure but mainly from complexity of information processes that must be implemented in the operational environment (data processing, monitoring, management, etc.). In such case traditional methods of reliability analysis focused mainly on technical level are usually insufficient in performance evaluation and more innovative methods of dependability analysis must be applied which are based on multidisciplinary approach to theory, technology and maintenance of systems operating in real (and very often unfriendly) environments.
This monograph presents selected new developments in such areas of dependability research as system modelling, tools and methodologies for system analysis, data security, secure system design and specific dependability aspects in specialized technical applications. Many practical cases illustrate the universal rule that complexity and multiplicity of system processes, their concurrency and their reliance on embedded intelligence (human and artificial) significantly impedes construction of strict mathematical models and calls for application of intelligent and soft computing methods.


Complex Systems Dependability Intelligent and Soft Computing Maintenance Networks Reliability Transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Wojciech Zamojski
    • 1
  • Jacek Mazurkiewicz
    • 2
  • Jarosław Sugier
    • 3
  • Tomasz Walkowiak
    • 4
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 5
  1. 1., Institute of Computer Engineering,Wrocław University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and RoboticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland
  3. 3., Institute of Computer Engineering,Wrocław University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  4. 4., Institute of Computer Engineering,Wrocław University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  5. 5.Systems Research InstiutePolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30661-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30662-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-5662
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-5670
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