Responsibility and Dependable Systems by Guy DewsburyResponsibility and Dependable Systems by Guy Dewsbury

Responsibility and Dependable Systems

byGuy DewsburyEditorJohn Dobson

Paperback | October 13, 2010

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This book brings together for the first time two important features of a computer system that must be embedded in an organisational context. First comes responsibility, in other words, whether the computer system properly supports the organisational responsibilities that people are allocated. Second, the book examines dependability, which means whether the system supports those responsibilities in a trustworthy fashion. Aimed at researchers and doctoral students, the work pays particular attention to looking at what happens when things go wrong.
Title:Responsibility and Dependable SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:229 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1849966311

ISBN - 13:9781849966313


Table of Contents

Introduction: Dependability and Responsibility in Context.- Responsibility: A Philosophical Perspective.- Responsibility in Practice.- Complex Organisational Responsibilities: The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry.- Responsibility Modelling: Basic Concepts.- Models for Understanding Responsibilities.- Understanding Failure: The London Ambulance Service Disaster.- Models for Responsibility Assignment.- Casual Responsibility Models.- Modelling in Practice.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Unique consideration of social and human factors in designing responsibility and dependability into complex systems makes this treatise appropriate for system engineers, social scientists, and graduate students. . Responsibility modeling is discussed in detail, and useful tools are presented for the analysis and technical design of complex systems. . The book is an appropriate length, and contains a good index and list of references . . I recommend this book . ." (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, January, 2008)