Computer-based systems are now routinely deployed in many complex dynamic domains, such as aviation and industrial process control. The critical nature of these systems means that their operators rely on them to do the right thing at the right time when called upon. In other words, they are expected to have a high level of what Laprie (1995) defines as dependability. To date dependability research has largely focused on developing techniques for improving the dependability of hardware and software in safety critical applications (e.g., Leveson, 1995). Dependability, however, is a property of the whole socio-technical system: people, computers and context. It is therefore important not only to understand these components, but also how the interactions between them affect dependability.
|Title of host publication||Constituents of Modern System-Safety Thinking - Proceedings of the 13th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, SSS 2005|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||13th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium on Constituents of Modern System-Safety Thinking, SSS 2005 - Southampton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Feb 2005 → 10 Feb 2005
|Conference||13th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium on Constituents of Modern System-Safety Thinking, SSS 2005|
|Period||8/02/05 → 10/02/05|