publication . Article . Other literature type . 1993

Validation of ultrahigh dependability for software-based systems

Bev Littlewood; Lorenzo Strigini;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 1993
  • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
  • Country: United Kingdom
Modern society depends on computers for a number of critical tasks in which failure can have very high costs. As a consequence, high levels of dependability (reliability, safety, etc.) are required from such computers, including their software. Whenever a quantitative approach to risk is adopted, these requirements must be stated in quantitative terms, and a rigorous demonstration of their being attained is necessary. For software used in the most critical roles, such demonstrations are not usually supplied. The fact is that the dependability requirements often lie near the limit of the current state of the art, or beyond, in terms not only of the ability to sat...
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