Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Computer Safety, Reliability and Security

17th International Conference, SAFECOMP'98, Heidelberg Germany, October 5-7, 1998, Proceedings

Editors: Ehrenberger, Wolfgang (Ed.)

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Computers and their interactions are becoming the characteristic features of our time: Many people believe that the industrial age is going over into the information age. In the same way as life of the beginning of this century was dominated by machines, factories, streets and railways, the starting century will be characterised by computers and their networks. This change naturally affects also the institutions and the installations our lives depend upon: power plants, including nuclear ones, chemical plants, mechanically working factories, cars, railways and medical equipment; they all depend on computers and their connections. In some cases it is not human life that may be endangered by computer failure, but large investments; e. g. if a whole plant interrupts its production for a long time. In addition to loss of life and property one must not neglect public opinion, which is very critical in many countries against major technical defects. The related computer technology, its hardware, software and production process differ between standard applications and safety related ones: In the safety case it is normally not only the manufacturers and the customers that are involved, but a third party, usually an assessor, who is taking care of the public interest on behalf of a state authority. Usually safety engineers are in a better position than their colleagues from the conventional side, as they may spend more time and money on a particular task and use better equipment.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Safety Properties Ensured by the OASIS Model for Safety Critical Real-Time Systems

    Vincent David, et al.

    Pages

  • Safety Verification of Software Using Structured Petri Nets

    Krzysztof Sacha

    Pages

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Safety, Reliability and Security
Book Subtitle
17th International Conference, SAFECOMP'98, Heidelberg Germany, October 5-7, 1998, Proceedings
Editors
  • Wolfgang Ehrenberger
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
1516
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-49646-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-49646-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-65110-9
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 404
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