Structure For Dependability: Computer-Based Systems from an Interdisciplinary Perspective by Denis BesnardStructure For Dependability: Computer-Based Systems from an Interdisciplinary Perspective by Denis Besnard

Structure For Dependability: Computer-Based Systems from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

byDenis Besnard, Cristina Gacek, Cliff Jones

Paperback | December 27, 2005

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System developers, stakeholders, decision makers, policymakers and academics will find this book a one-stop resource highlighting the core issues for all those involved in dependability in a complex computer-based environment.
Title:Structure For Dependability: Computer-Based Systems from an Interdisciplinary PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pagesPublished:December 27, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846281105

ISBN - 13:9781846281105

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The role of structure: a dependability perspective.- The role of structure: a software engineering perspective.- System Properties: Structuring evolution: on the evolution of socio-technical systems.- Time bands in systems structure.- Human Components: Procedures, programs and their impact on dependability.- Cognitive conflicts in dynamic systems.- Systems Descriptions: Architectural description of dependable software systems.- Computational diagrammatics: diagrams and structure.-Ethnography and the social structure of work.- Faults, errors and failures in communications: a systems theory perspective on organisational structure.- Guaranteeing Dependability: Security implications of structure.- The structure of software development thought.- On the use of diverse arguments to increase confidence in dependability claims.- Qualitative analysis of dependability argument structure.- Index.