Dependable Computing for Critical Applications

  • Algirdas Avižienis
  • Jean-Claude Laprie

Part of the Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerant Systems book series (DEPENDABLECOMP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xiii
  2. Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mel Barnes
      Pages 3-21
  3. Design Diversity Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
  4. Application-Oriented Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Tadashi Takano, Takahiro Yamada, Hatsuhiko Kato, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Hirokazu Ihara, Nobuyasu Kanekawa et al.
      Pages 153-173
  5. Experimental Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Gwan S. Choi, Ravi K. Iyer, Resve Saleh, Victor Carreno
      Pages 177-195
    3. Johan Karlsson, Ulf Gunneflo, Jan Torin
      Pages 197-212
  6. Modeling and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Gerardo Rubino, Bruno Sericola
      Pages 239-254
  7. Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Maurice P. Herlihy, J. D. Tygar
      Pages 283-300
    3. D. Del Corso, F. Maddaleno, M. Minichino, E. Pasero
      Pages 301-320
  8. Design for Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
  9. Security and Fault Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
  10. Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Richard D. Schlichting, Flaviu Cristian, Titus D. M. Purdin
      Pages 387-409
    3. H. Kopetz, G. Grünsteidl, J. Reisinger
      Pages 411-429
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 431-434

About this book


The International Working Conference on Dependable Computing for Critical Applications was the first conference organized by IFIP Working Group 10. 4 "Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance", in cooperation with the Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing of the IEEE Computer Society, and the Technical Committee 7 on Systems Reliability, Safety and Security of EWlCS. The rationale for the Working Conference is best expressed by the aims of WG 10. 4: " Increasingly, individuals and organizations are developing or procuring sophisticated computing systems on whose services they need to place great reliance. In differing circumstances, the focus will be on differing properties of such services - e. g. continuity, performance, real-time response, ability to avoid catastrophic failures, prevention of deliberate privacy intrusions. The notion of dependability, defined as that property of a computing system which allows reliance to be justifiably placed on the service it delivers, enables these various concerns to be subsumed within a single conceptual framework. Dependability thus includes as special cases such attributes as reliability, availability, safety, security. The Working Group is aimed at identifying and integrating approaches, methods and techniques for specifying, designing, building, assessing, validating, operating and maintaining computer systems which should exhibit some or all of these attributes. " The concept of WG 10. 4 was formulated during the IFIP Working Conference on Reliable Computing and Fault Tolerance on September 27-29, 1979 in London, England, held in conjunction with the Europ-IFIP 79 Conference. Profs A. Avi~ienis (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA) and A.


computer design development distributed systems modeling safety validation

Editors and affiliations

  • Algirdas Avižienis
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Laprie
    • 2
  1. 1.UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.LAAS-CNRSToulouseFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-9125-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-9123-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0932-5581
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