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Safety-Critical Systems: The Convergence of High Tech and Human Factors: Proceedings of the Fourth Safety-critical Systems Symposium Leeds, UK 6-8 February 1996

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This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held in Leeds, UK, 6-8 February 1996. Until recently the importance of human involvement in the development of technology - other than at the direct operational level - was hardly admitted. Now, however, the unreliability of humans is recognised, as is the potential for latent faults to be introduced into systems by all those involved with them, including designers and strategic decision makers. It is vital therefore that the ...

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Overview

This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held in Leeds, UK, 6-8 February 1996. Until recently the importance of human involvement in the development of technology - other than at the direct operational level - was hardly admitted. Now, however, the unreliability of humans is recognised, as is the potential for latent faults to be introduced into systems by all those involved with them, including designers and strategic decision makers. It is vital therefore that the technologies, the various aspects of human factors, and their interaction, are examined if they are to be applied successfully and effectively to safety-critical systems.
The papers in this volume examine new developments in the field, from both an academic and industrial perspecitive. They cover a variety of central topics including: managing risky projects; human issues in the software development process; managing the legal risks in safety-critical systems; impact as a human factor in interactive system design; and system safety through formal domain-specific languages. As a whole they provide an overview of the state of the art in this important field of research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540760092
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 1/31/1996
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Meeting the Challenge of Changing Requirements.- LIFETRACK — Enhancing Team Knowledge and Corporate Memory in Petrochemical Operations Through Sharing Lessons Learnt.- Managing ‘Risky’ Projects.- Management of Dependability: A Railway Perspective.- Applying Bayesian Belief Networks to System Dependability Assessment.- Exploit (Technology) or Die.- Human Issues in the Software Development Process — Modelling Their Influence on Productivity and Integrity.- The Institution of Railway Signalling Engineers’ Licensing Scheme — Promoting Competence in the Workplace.- Anticipate and Prevent — Managing the Legal Risks in Safety Critical Systems.- Organisational Learning Using Near-Miss and Accident Data Within and Outside your Organisation.- Understanding and Communicating Risk: A Psychological Overview.- Impact as a Human Factor in Interactive System Design.- Classifying and Managing Risk: The RATIFI Project.- Software Hazard and Safety Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges.- SADLI: Functional Programming in a Safety Critical Application.- System Safety Through Formal Domain-Specific Languages.- Effects of Technology on the Safety of Automotive Transport.- Author Index.

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