The effects of timing and collaboration on dependability in the neonatal intensive care unit

Gordon D. Baxter, Juliana Küster Filipre, Angela Miguel, Kenneth Tan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstituents of Modern System-Safety Thinking - Proceedings of the 13th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, SSS 2005
Pages195-210
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium on Constituents of Modern System-Safety Thinking, SSS 2005 - Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Feb 200510 Feb 2005

Conference

Conference13th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium on Constituents of Modern System-Safety Thinking, SSS 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period8/02/0510/02/05

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