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Safety-Critical Systems: Problems, Process and Practice

Proceedings of the Seventeenth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium Brighton, UK, 3 - 5 February 2009

Dale, Chris, Anderson, Tom (Eds.)


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  • Contains all the papers presented at The Safety-critical Systems Symposium 2009
  • Papers include Hazard Analysis, New Challenges and the Economics of Safety

Safety-Critical Systems: Problems, Process and Practice contains the papers presented at the seventeenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Brighton, UK, in February 2009.

The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics in the field of system safety, across all industry sectors, so the papers making up this volume offer a wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics, and a blend of academic research and industrial experience. They include both recent developments in the field and discussion of open issues that will shape future progress.

The first paper reflects a tutorial - on Hazard Analysis - held on the first day of the Symposium. The subsequent 14 papers are presented under the headings of the Symposium's sessions: the Economics of Safety, Transport Safety, Safety in Society, New Challenges, Safety Assessment and Safety Standards.

The book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners working in the safety-critical systems arena.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » DOORS - FPGA - Hazard Analysis - Safety Assessment - Safety Standards - Safety-critical systems - development - modeling - risk management - safety engineering - safety-critical system - software - standards - system

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Security and Cryptology - Software Engineering

Table of contents 

Tutorial Paper: The Need for New Paridigms in Safety Engineering.- The Economics of Safety.- Risk Management: The Economics and Morality of Safety Revisited.- The Morality and Economics of Safety in Defence Procurement.- Safety Expenditure: where should we draw the line.- Transport Safety.- Hazard Management with DOORS: Rail Infrastructure Projects.- Dependable Risk Analysis for Systems with E/E/PE Components: Two Case Studies.- Saftey in Society.- Accidents - Policy and Punishment: Are There Boundaries to the Effectiveness of Criminal Sanctions in Preventing Accidental Conduct.- Professional Issues in System Safety Engineering.- New Challanges.- Certification of FPGAs - Current Issues and Possible Solutions.- What is Clinical Safety in Electronic Health Care Record Systems.- Safety Assessment.- Back to Basics: Risk Matrices and ALARP.- Safety Case Development as an Information Modelling Problem.- safety Process Measurement - Are We There Yet? Safety Standards.- Software Trsting and IEC 61508 - Project Case Study and Further Thoughts.- Defence Standard00-56 Issue 4: Towards Evidence-Based Safety Standards.- Author Index

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