Dependability: Basic Concepts and Terminology

  • J. C. Laprie
Part of the Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerant Systems book series (DEPENDABLECOMP, volume 5)


This document is aimed at giving informal but precise definitions characterizing the various attributes of computing systems dependability. It is a contribution to the work undertaken within the “Reliable and Fault Tolerant Computing” scientific and technical community [Avi 67, Jes 77, Mel 77, Avi 78, Ran 78, Car 79, And 81, FTC 82, Sie 82, Cri 85a, Lap 85, Avi 86, Lap 89] in order to propose clear and widely acceptable definitions for some basic concepts.


Symbolic Execution Corrective Maintenance Soft Fault Crash Failure Fault Removal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Laprie
    • 1
  1. 1.LAAS-CNRSToulouseFrance

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