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Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Dependable and Historic Computing

Essays Dedicated to Brian Randell on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday

Editors: Jones, Cliff, Lloyd, John L. (Eds.)

  • <p>Commemorative volume honoring outstanding scientist</p>
  • <p>State of the art contributions on the history of computing</p>
  • <p>Up-to-date research</p>
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This Festschrift volume, published in honor of Brian Randell on the occasion of his 75th birthday, contains a total of 37 refereed contributions. Two biographical papers are followed by the six invited papers that were presented at the conference 'Dependable and Historic Computing: The Randell Tales', held during April 7-8, 2011 at Newcastle University, UK. The remaining contributions are authored by former scientific colleagues of Brian Randell.

The papers focus on the core of Brian Randell’s work: the development of computing science and the study of its history. Moreover, his wider interests are reflected and so the collection comprises papers on software engineering, storage fragmentation, computer architecture, programming languages and dependability. There is even a paper that echoes Randell’s love of maps.

After an early career with English Electric and then with IBM in New York and California, Brian Randell joined Newcastle University. His main research has been on dependable computing in all its forms, especially reliability, safety and security aspects, and he has led several major European collaborative projects.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • What I Learned from Brian

    Kopetz, Hermann

    Pages 1-6

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  • Brian Randell: A Biographical Note

    Lloyd, John L. (et al.)

    Pages 7-14

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  • On Building a Referee’s Avatar

    Avižienis, Algirdas

    Pages 15-22

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  • From Theory to Practice: The Invention of Programming, 1947-51

    Campbell-Kelly, Martin

    Pages 23-37

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  • Transactions: From Local Atomicity to Atomicity in the Cloud

    Lomet, David

    Pages 38-52

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eBook 67,82 €
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Softcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-24540-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dependable and Historic Computing
Book Subtitle
Essays Dedicated to Brian Randell on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday
Editors
  • Cliff Jones
  • John L. Lloyd
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
6875
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-24541-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-24541-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-24540-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 523
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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