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Safety-Critical Systems: Problems, Process and Practice

Proceedings of the Seventeenth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium Brighton, UK, 3 - 5 February 2009

By Chris Dale , Tom Anderson

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8488-2348-8
  • 256 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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'Safety-Critical Systems: Problems, Process and Practice' contains the papers presented at the seventeenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Brighton, UK, in February 2009. The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics in the field of system safety, across all industry sectors, so the papers making up this volume offer a wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics, and a blend of academic research and industrial experience. They include both recent developments in the field and discussion of open issues that will shape future progress. The first paper reflects a tutorial - on Hazard Analysis - held on the first day of the Symposium. The subsequent 14 papers are presented under the headings of the Symposium's sessions: the Economics of Safety, Transport Safety, Safety in Society, New Challenges, Safety Assessment and Safety Standards. The book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners working in the safety-critical systems arena.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. From the contents The Economics of Safety.
  2. Risk Management: The Economics and Morality of Safety Revisited.
  3. The Morality and Economics of Safety in Defence Procurement.
  4. Safety Expenditure: where should we draw the line.
  5. Transport Safety.
  6. Hazard Management with DOORS: Rail Infrastructure Projects.
  7. Dependable Risk Analysis for Systems with E/E/PE Components: Two Case Studies.
  8. Safety in Society.
  9. Accidents
  10. Policy and Punishment.
  11. Professional Issues in System Safety Engineering.
  12. New Challenges.
  13. Certification of FPGAs
  14. Current Issues and Possible Solutions.
  15. What is Clinical Safety in Electronic Health Care Record Systems.
  16. Safety Assessment.
  17. Back to Basics: Risk Matrices and ALARP.
  18. Safety Case Development as an Information Modelling Problem.
  19. safety Process Measurement
  20. Are We There Yet? Safety Standards.
  21. Software Testing and IEC 61508
  22. Project Case Study and Further Thoughts.
  23. Defence Standard00
  24. 56 Issue 4: Towards Evidence
  25. Based Safety Standards.
  26. Author Index.

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