Achievement and Assurance of Safety: Proceedings of the Third Safety-critical Systems Symposium

Achievement and Assurance of Safety: Proceedings of the Third Safety-critical Systems Symposium

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Edited by Felix Redmill, Edited by Tom Anderson

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 235mm x 20mm | 535g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3540199225
  • ISBN 13: 9783540199229
  • Edition statement: Softcover Reprint of the Origi ed.
  • Illustrations note: 5 black & white illustrations, biography

Product description

Each year there are improvements in safety-critical system technology. These arise both from developments in the contributing technologies, such as safety engineering, software engineering, human factors and risk assessment, and from the adoption or adaptation of appropriate techniques from other domains, such as security. For these improvements to be of real benefit, they need to be applied during the appropriate stage in the life cycle of the system, whether it be development, assessment, or operation. For this to occur, they must be communicated and explained. Each year the Safety-critical Systems Symposium offers a distinguished forum for the presentation of papers on such developments, and also for papers from industry on the lessons learned from the use of technologies and methods. The results of many collaborative research projects, with components from both industry and academia, are reported in a universally understandable form. In 1995 the Symposium was held in Brighton, a venue calculated to stimulate not just the presenters of papers, but all the delegates. Yet, this book of Proceedings is intended not only for the delegates but also for readers not able to attend the event itself. We welcome both categories of reader. Delegates have the benefit of attending the presentations and the opportunity to participate in the discussions; those who take up this book after the event can peruse it attheir leisure and, perhaps, on account of it will resolve to attend subsequent symposia.

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Table of contents

Achieving Safety in Complex Control Systems.- Measuring the Benefits of Transport Safety.- Programming Languages and Safety-Related Systems.- On the Qualification of Safety-Critical Structures - the SAFESA Approach.- FRESCO - An Investigation into a Framework for the Assessment of Safety-Critical Systems.- Independent Safety Assessment of Rail Systems in their Operational Environment.- Enhancing Safety Assurance Using Security Concepts.- Extending a Security Evaluation Standard (the ITSEC) to Dependability.- A Framework for Enhancing the Safety Process for Advanced Robot Applications.- Safe Systems for Mobile Robots - The Safe-SAM Project.- Nuclear Electric's Contributions to the CONTESSE Testing Framework and its Early Application.- Current Practice in Verification, Validation and Licensing of Safety Critical Systems - The Assessor's Point of View.- A Code of Practice for the Development of Safe PLC Software.- Using Incident Analysis to Derive a Methodology for Assessing Safety in Programmable Systems.- Process Systems Applications of Artificial Neural Networks.- A Knowledge-based Approach to the Safe Design of Distributed Networks.- Where do Specifications Come From?.- Formalising Fault Trees.- Author Index.