GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation Book

GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation by John Spriggs available in full 194 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Technology & Engineering related to GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation below.

GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation

By John Spriggs
  • ISBN Code: : 1447123123
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 560
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : gsn-the-goal-structuring-notation.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Goal Structuring Notation (GSN) is becoming increasing popular; practitioners use it in the railway, air traffic management and nuclear industries, amongst others. Originally developed to present safety assurance arguments, GSN need not be restricted to safety assurances only; in principle, you can use it to present (and test) any argument. Anyone wishing to support, or refute, a claim can use GSN. Written by an experienced practitioner, The Goal Structuring Notation is both for those who wish to prepare and present compelling arguments using the notation, and for those who wish to review such arguments critically and effectively. To emphasise the versatility of this approach The Goal Structuring Notation presents examples and questions based on diverse subject areas including Business Management, Drama, Engineering, Politics and Astrobiology. Simple examples introduce each symbol of the notation before introducing more complex structures which illustrate how the symbols work together in practical scenarios. To aid learning, questions and problems augment the text, so that the reader may reflect upon and try out the new concepts and principles presented. As a comprehensive instruction in the basics of GSN and it’s application, The Goal Structuring Notation also serves as a references or manual for the practitioner to dip into as problems are encountered or as a key resource for engineers working in those industries which require a clear description of the notation, covering the initial principles and showing why each piece of the notation is necessary. Originally developed to present safety assurance arguments, GSN need not be so restricted. GSN - The Goal Structuring Notation presents examples from diverse subject areas, including business management, drama, engineering, politics and astrobiology.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems
    Cyber Security and Safety of Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems

    A Book written by Yastrebenetsky, Michael A.,Kharchenko, Vyacheslav S., published by IGI Global 2020-05-22 - 501 pages - part of Computers books.

    Get eBook
  • Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV
    Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV

    A Book written by James Noble,Ralph Johnson,Uwe Zdun,Eugene Wallingford, published by Springer 2019-03-04 - 211 pages - part of Computers books.

    Get eBook
  • Fundamentals of Dependable Computing for Software Engineers
    Fundamentals of Dependable Computing for Software Engineers

    A Book written by John Knight, published by CRC Press 2012-01-12 - 433 pages - part of Computers books.

    Get eBook
  • The Agile Safety Case
    The Agile Safety Case

    A Book written by Thor Myklebust,Tor Stålhane, published by Springer 2018-01-29 - 235 pages - part of Computers books.

    Get eBook
  • Handbook of Safety Principles
    Handbook of Safety Principles

    A Book written by Niklas Möller,Sven Ove Hansson,Jan-Erik Holmberg,Carl Rollenhagen, published by John Wiley & Sons 2018-01-08 - 832 pages - part of Business & Economics books.

    Get eBook
  • Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security
    Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

    A Book written by Andrea Bondavalli,Felicita Di Giandomenico, published by Springer 2014-09-03 - 356 pages - part of Computers books.

    Get eBook
  • Aircraft System Safety
    Aircraft System Safety

    A Book written by Duane Kritzinger, published by Woodhead Publishing 2016-09-12 - 422 pages - part of Business & Economics books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Model-Based Safety and Assessment

By Marc Zeller,Kai Höfig
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303058920X
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: model-based-safety-and-assessment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Model-Based Safety and Assessment, IMBSA 2020, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in September 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15 revised full papers and 4 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 initial submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on safety models and languages; state-space modeling; dependability analysis process; safety assessment in automotive domain; AI and safety assurance.

Discovering Requirements

By Ian F. Alexander,Ljerka Beus-Dukic
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470714255
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: discovering-requirements.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This book is not only of practical value. It's also a lot of fun to read." Michael Jackson, The Open University. Do you need to know how to create good requirements? Discovering Requirements offers a set of simple, robust, and effective cognitive tools for building requirements. Using worked examples throughout the text, it shows you how to develop an understanding of any problem, leading to questions such as: What are you trying to achieve? Who is involved, and how? What do those people want? Do they agree? How do you envisage this working? What could go wrong? Why are you making these decisions? What are you assuming? The established author team of Ian Alexander and Ljerka Beus-Dukic answer these and related questions, using a set of complementary techniques, including stakeholder analysis, goal modelling, context modelling, storytelling and scenario modelling, identifying risks and threats, describing rationales, defining terms in a project dictionary, and prioritizing. This easy to read guide is full of carefully-checked tips and tricks. Illustrated with worked examples, checklists, summaries, keywords and exercises, this book will encourage you to move closer to the real problems you're trying to solve. Guest boxes from other experts give you additional hints for your projects. Invaluable for anyone specifying requirements including IT practitioners, engineers, developers, business analysts, test engineers, configuration managers, quality engineers and project managers. A practical sourcebook for lecturers as well as students studying software engineering who want to learn about requirements work in industry. Once you've read this book you will be ready to create good requirements!

Current Issues in Safety-Critical Systems

By Felix Redmill,Tom Anderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1447106539
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: current-issues-in-safety-critical-systems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Current Issues in Safety-Critical Systems contains the invited papers presented at the eleventh annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held in February 2003. The safety-critical systems domain is rapidly expanding and its industrial problems are always candidates for academic research. It embraces almost all industry sectors; current issues in one are commonly appropriate to others. The Safety-critical System Symposium provides an annual forum for discussing such issues. The papers contained within this volume cover a broad range of subjects. They represent a great deal of industrial experience as well as some academic research. All the papers are linked by addressing current issues in safety-critical systems: Dependability Requirements Engineering; Human Error Management; Influences on Risk; Safety Cases; Reforming the Law; Safety Management and Safety Standards.

Current Trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety

By Uday Kumar,Alireza Ahmadi,Ajit Kumar Verma,Prabhakar Varde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319235974
  • Total of Pages : 738
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: current-trends-in-reliability-availability-maintainability-and-safety.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Containing selected papers from the ICRESH-ARMS 2015 conference in Lulea, Sweden, collected by editors with years of experiences in Reliability and maintenance modeling, risk assessment, and asset management, this work maximizes reader insights into the current trends in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) and Risk Management. Featuring a comprehensive analysis of the significance of the role of RAMS and Risk Management in the decision making process during the various phases of design, operation, maintenance, asset management and productivity in Industrial domains, these proceedings discuss key issues and challenges in the operation, maintenance and risk management of complex engineering systems and will serve as a valuable resource for those in the field.

Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2015

By Juan Antonio de la Puente,Tullio Vardanega
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319195840
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: reliable-software-technologies-ada-europe-2015.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Ada-Europe 2015, held in Madrid, Spain, in June 2015. The revised 12 full papers presented together with two keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. They are organized in topical sections on language technology, real-time applications, critical systems, and multicore and distributed systems.

Interactive Systems. Design Specification, and Verification

By Stephen W. Gilroy,Michael D. Harrison
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540341463
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: interactive-systems-design-specification-and-verification.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Design, Specification, and Verification of Interactive Systems, DSV-IS 2005. The 20 revised full papers, 1 keynote paper, and 4 summaries of group discussions are organized in topical sections on teams and groups, sketches and templates, away from the desktop, migration and mobility, analysis tools, model-based design processes and tools, and group discussions.

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

By Ibrahim Habli,Mark Sujan,Friedemann Bitsch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030839036
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: computer-safety-reliability-and-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, SAFECOMP 2021, which took place in York, UK, in September 2021. The 17 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. They were organized in topical sections as follows: machine learning safety assurance; security engineering; safety and assurance cases; machine learning applications; safety validation and simulation; and fault tolerance.

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

By Bettina Buth,Gerd Rabe,Till Seyfarth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642044689
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: computer-safety-reliability-and-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Computer-based systems have become omnipresent commodities within our - vironment. While for a large variety of these systems such as transportation systems, nuclear or chemical plants, or medical systems their relation to safety is obvious, we often do not re?ect that others are as directly related to risks concerning harm done to persons or matter as, for example, elevator control or mobile phones. At least we are not aware of the risk in our daily use of them. Safecomp as a community and a conference series has accompanied this - velopment for 30 years up to Safecomp 2009, which was the 28th of the series. During this time the topics and methods as well as the community have und- gone changes. These changes re?ect the requirements of the above-mentioned ubiquitious presence of safety-related systems. Safecomp has always encouraged and will further encourage academia and industry to share and exchange their ideas and experiences. After 30 years, we as the organizers of Safecomp 2009, found it imperative to take stock: which methods found their way into the application areas; which new approaches need to be checked for their practical applicability. As di?erent application domains developed their own approaches over the previous decades, we tried to attract people with di?erent backgrounds for this conference. - though the years 2008 and 2009 were not easy with regard to the overall global economic situation, we succeeded with this goal.

Embedded Software Development for Safety-Critical Systems

By Chris Hobbs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351688944
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: embedded-software-development-for-safety-critical-systems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"I highly recommend Mr. Hobbs' book." - Stephen Thomas, PE, Founder and Editor of FunctionalSafetyEngineer.com Safety-critical devices, whether medical, automotive, or industrial, are increasingly dependent on the correct operation of sophisticated software. Many standards have appeared in the last decade on how such systems should be designed and built. Developers, who previously only had to know how to program devices for their industry, must now understand remarkably esoteric development practices and be prepared to justify their work to external auditors. Embedded Software Development for Safety-Critical Systems discusses the development of safety-critical systems under the following standards: IEC 61508; ISO 26262; EN 50128; and IEC 62304. It details the advantages and disadvantages of many architectural and design practices recommended in the standards, ranging from replication and diversification, through anomaly detection to the so-called "safety bag" systems. Reviewing the use of open-source components in safety-critical systems, this book has evolved from a course text used by QNX Software Systems for a training module on building embedded software for safety-critical devices, including medical devices, railway systems, industrial systems, and driver assistance devices in cars. Although the book describes open-source tools for the most part, it also provides enough information for you to seek out commercial vendors if that’s the route you decide to pursue. All of the techniques described in this book may be further explored through hundreds of learned articles. In order to provide you with a way in, the author supplies references he has found helpful as a working software developer. Most of these references are available to download for free.

Safe Comp 97

By Peter Daniel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 144710997X
  • Total of Pages : 381
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: safe-comp-97.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The safe and secure operation ofcomputer systems continues to be the major issue in many applications where there is a threat to people, the environment, investment or goodwill. Such applications include medical devices, railway signalling, energy distribution, vehicle control and monitoring, air traffic control, industrial process control, telecommunications systemsand manyothers. This book represents the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, held in York, UK, 7-10 September 1997. The conference reviews the state ofthe art, experience and new trends in the areas of computer safety, reliability and security. It forms a platform for technology transfer between academia, industry and research institutions. In an expanding world-wide market for safe, secure and reliable computer systems SAFECOMP 97 provides an opportunity for technical developers, users and legislators to exchange and review the experience, to consider the best technologies now available and to identify the skills and technologies required for the future. The papers were carefully selected by the Conference International Programme Committee. The authors of the papers come from twelve different countries. The subjects covered include safe software, safety cases, management & development, security, human factors, guidelines standards & certification, applications & industrial experience, formal methods & models andvalidation, verification and testing. SAFECOMP '97 continues the successful series of SAFECOMP conferences first held in 1979 in Stuttgart. SAFECOMP is organised by the European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, Technical Committee 7 on Safety, Security and Reliability (EWICS TC7).

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

By Maritta Heisel,Peter Liggesmeyer,Stefan Wittmann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540301380
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 556
  • Pdf File: computer-safety-reliability-and-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Theimportanceofsafetyandsecurityisgrowingsteadily.Safetyisaqualityc- racteristic that traditionally has been considered to be important in embedded systems, and security is usually an essential property in business applications. There is certainly a tendency to use software-based solutions in safety-critical applications domains, which increases the importance of safety engineering te- niques. These include modelling and analysis techniques as well as appropriate processes and tools. And it is surely correct that the amount of con?dential data that require protection from unauthorized access is growing. Therefore, security is very important. On the one hand, the traditional motivations for addressing safety and security still exist, and their relevance has improved. On the other hand, safety and security requirements occur increasingly in the same system. At present, many software-based systems interact with technical equipment and they communicate, e.g., with users and other systems. Future systems will more and more interact with many other entities (technical systems, people, the en- ronment). In this situation, security problems may cause safety-related failures. It is thus necessary to address safety and security. It is furthermore required to take into account the interactions between these two properties.

Recent Trends and Advances in Model Based Systems Engineering

By Azad M. Madni,Barry Boehm,Daniel Erwin,Mahta Moghaddam,Michael Sievers,Marilee Wheaton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030820831
  • Total of Pages : 727
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: recent-trends-and-advances-in-model-based-systems-engineering.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume comprises papers from the 18th Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER). The theme of this volume, “Recent Trends and Advances in Model-Based Systems Engineering,” reflects the fact that systems engineering is undergoing a transformation motivated by mission and system complexity and enabled by technological advances such as model-based systems engineering, digital engineering, and the convergence of systems engineering with other disciplines. This conference is focused on exploring recent trends and advances in model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and the synergy of MBSE with simulation technology and digital engineering. Contributors have submitted papers on MBSE methods, modeling approaches, integration of digital engineering with MBSE, standards, modeling languages, ontologies and metamodels, and economics analysis of MBSE to respond to the challenges posed by 21st century systems. What distinguishes this volume are the latest advances in MBSE research, the convergence of MBSE with digital engineering, and recent advances in applied research in MBSE, including growing convergence with systems science and decision science. This volume is appropriate as a reference text in graduate engineering courses in Model-Based Systems Engineering.

Advanced Model-Based Engineering of Embedded Systems

By Klaus Pohl,Manfred Broy,Heinrich Daembkes,Harald Hönninger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319480030
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: advanced-model-based-engineering-of-embedded-systems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction into the SPES XT modeling framework. Moreover, it shows the applicability of the framework for the development of embedded systems in different industry domains and reports on the lessons learned. It also describes how the SPES XT modeling framework can be tailored to meet domain and project-specific needs. The book is structured into four parts: Part I “Starting Situation” discusses the status quo of the development of embedded systems with specific focus on model-based engineering and summarizes key challenges emerging from industrial practice. Part II “Modeling Theory” introduces the SPES XT modeling framework and explains the core underlying principles. Part III “Application of the SPES XT Framework” describes the application of the SPES XT modeling framework and how it addresses major industrial challenges. Part IV “Evaluation and Technology Transfer” assess the impact of the SPES XT modeling framework and includes various exemplary applications from automation, automotive, and avionics. Overall, the SPES XT modeling framework offers a seamless model-based engineering approach. It addresses core challenges faced during the engineering of embedded systems. Among others, it offers aligned and integrated techniques for the early validation of engineering artefacts (including requirements and functional and technical designs), the management of product variants and their variability, modular safety assurance and deployment of embedded software.

System Assurance

By Nikolai Mansourov,Djenana Campara
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 9780123814159
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: system-assurance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

System Assurance teaches students how to use Object Management Group’s (OMG) expertise and unique standards to obtain accurate knowledge about existing software and compose objective metrics for system assurance. OMG’s Assurance Ecosystem provides a common framework for discovering, integrating, analyzing, and distributing facts about existing enterprise software. Its foundation is the standard protocol for exchanging system facts, defined as the OMG Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM). In addition, the Semantics of Business Vocabularies and Business Rules (SBVR) defines a standard protocol for exchanging security policy rules and assurance patterns. Using these standards together, students will learn how to leverage the knowledge of the cybersecurity community and bring automation to protect systems. This book includes an overview of OMG Software Assurance Ecosystem protocols that integrate risk, architecture, and code analysis guided by the assurance argument. A case study illustrates the steps of the System Assurance Methodology using automated tools. This book is recommended for technologists from a broad range of software companies and related industries; security analysts, computer systems analysts, computer software engineers-systems software, computer software engineers- applications, computer and information systems managers, network systems and data communication analysts. Provides end-to-end methodology for systematic, repeatable, and affordable System Assurance. Includes an overview of OMG Software Assurance Ecosystem protocols that integrate risk, architecture and code analysis guided by the assurance argument. Case Study illustrating the steps of the System Assurance Methodology using automated tools.

Advances in Conceptual Modeling - Foundations and Applications

By Jean-Luc Hainaut,Elke Al. Rundensteiner,Markus Kirchberg,Michaela Bertolotto,Mathias Brochhausen,Phoebe Chen,Samira Sisaid Cherfi,Martin Doerr,Hyoil Han,Sven Hartmann,Jeffrey Parsons,Geert Poels,Colette Rolland,Eric Yu,Esteban Zimlanyi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540762922
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: advances-in-conceptual-modeling-foundations-and-applications.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed joint proceedings of six workshops held in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. Topics include conceptual modeling for life sciences applications, foundations and practices of UML, ontologies and information systems for the semantic Web , quality of information systems, requirements, intentions and goals in conceptual modeling, and semantic and conceptual issues in geographic information systems.

Embedded Software Development for Safety-Critical Systems, Second Edition

By Chris Hobbs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000497453
  • Total of Pages : 366
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: embedded-software-development-for-safety-critical-systems-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a book about the development of dependable, embedded software. It is for systems designers, implementers, and verifiers who are experienced in general embedded software development, but who are now facing the prospect of delivering a software-based system for a safety-critical application. It is aimed at those creating a product that must satisfy one or more of the international standards relating to safety-critical applications, including IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN 50128, EN 50657, IEC 62304, or related standards. Of the first edition, Stephen Thomas, PE, Founder and Editor of FunctionalSafetyEngineer.com said, "I highly recommend Mr. Hobbs' book."

[email protected]

By Nelly Bencomo,Robert B. France,Betty H.C. Cheng,Uwe Aßmann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319089153
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: models-run-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Traditionally, research on model-driven engineering (MDE) has mainly focused on the use of models at the design, implementation, and verification stages of development. This work has produced relatively mature techniques and tools that are currently being used in industry and academia. However, software models also have the potential to be used at runtime, to monitor and verify particular aspects of runtime behavior, and to implement self-* capabilities (e.g., adaptation technologies used in self-healing, self-managing, self-optimizing systems). A key benefit of using models at runtime is that they can provide a richer semantic base for runtime decision-making related to runtime system concerns associated with autonomic and adaptive systems. This book is one of the outcomes of the Dagstuhl Seminar 11481 on [email protected] held in November/December 2011, discussing foundations, techniques, mechanisms, state of the art, research challenges, and applications for the use of runtime models. The book comprises four research roadmaps, written by the original participants of the Dagstuhl Seminar over the course of two years following the seminar, and seven research papers from experts in the area. The roadmap papers provide insights to key features of the use of runtime models and identify the following research challenges: the need for a reference architecture, uncertainty tackled by runtime models, mechanisms for leveraging runtime models for self-adaptive software, and the use of models at runtime to address assurance for self-adaptive systems.

Open Systems Dependability

By Mario Tokoro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1498736297
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: open-systems-dependability.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book describes a fundamentally new approach to software dependability, considering a software system as an ever-changing system due to changes in service objectives, users’ requirements, standards and regulations, and to advances in technology. Such a system is viewed as an Open System since its functions, structures, and boundaries are constantly changing. Thus, the approach to dependability is called Open Systems Dependability. The DEOS technology realizes Open Systems Dependability. It puts more emphasis on stakeholders’ agreement and accountability achievement for business/service continuity than in elemental technologies.

NASA Formal Methods

By Guillaume Brat,Neha Rungta,Arnaud Venet
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642380883
  • Total of Pages : 486
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 954
  • Pdf File: nasa-formal-methods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on NASA Formal Methods, NFM 2013, held in Moffett Field, CA, USA, in May 2013. The 28 revised regular papers presented together with 9 short papers talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. The topics are organized in topical sections on model checking; applications of formal methods; complex systems; static analysis; symbolic execution; requirements and specifications; probabilistic and statistical analysis; and theorem proving.

Intelligent Decision Technology Support in Practice

By Jeffrey W. Tweedale,Rui Neves-Silva,Lakhmi C. Jain,Gloria Phillips-Wren,Junzo Watada,Robert J. Howlett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319212095
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: intelligent-decision-technology-support-in-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book contains a collection of innovative chapters emanating from topics raised during the 5th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT), held during 2013 at Sesimbra, Portugal. The authors were invited to expand their original papers into a plethora of innovative chapters espousing IDT methodologies and applications. This book documents leading-edge contributions, representing advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering System. It acknowledges that researchers recognize that society is familiar with modern Advanced Information Processing and increasingly expect richer IDT systems. Each chapter concentrates on the theory, design, development, implementation, testing or evaluation of IDT techniques or applications. Anyone that wants to work with IDT or simply process knowledge should consider reading one or more chapters and focus on their technique of choice. Most readers will benefit from reading additional chapters to access alternative technique that often represent alternative approaches. This book is suitable for anyone interested in or already working with IDT or Intelligent Decision Support Systems. It is also suitable for students and researchers seeking to learn more about modern Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence techniques that support decision-making in modern computer systems.

Industrial Communication Systems

By Bogdan M. Wilamowski,J. David Irwin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351834320
  • Total of Pages : 962
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: industrial-communication-systems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition, Industrial Communications Systems combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that helps industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components. Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Modern communication systems in factories use many different—and increasingly sophisticated—systems to send and receive information. Industrial Communication Systems spans the full gamut of concepts that engineers require to maintain a well-designed, reliable communications system that can ensure successful operation of any production process. Delving into the subject, this volume covers: Technical principles Application-specific areas Technologies Internet programming Outlook, including trends and expected challenges Other volumes in the set: Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics Power Electronics and Motor Drives Control and Mechatronics Intelligent Systems

Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

By Vasile Palade
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540452249
  • Total of Pages : 1476
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 922
  • Pdf File: knowledge-based-intelligent-information-and-engineering-systems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

2.1 Text Summarization “Text summarization is the process of distilling the most important information from a source (or sources) to produce an abridged version for a particular user (or users) and task (or tasks)” [3]. Basic and classical articles in text summarization appear in “Advances in automatic text summarization” [3]. A literature survey on information extraction and text summarization is given by Zechner [7]. In general, the process of automatic text summarization is divided into three stages: (1) analysis of the given text, (2) summarization of the text, (3) presentation of the summary in a suitable output form. Titles, abstracts and keywords are the most common summaries in Academic papers. Usually, the title, the abstract and the keywords are the first, second, and third parts of an Academic paper, respectively. The title usually describes the main issue discussed in the study and the abstract presents the reader a short description of the background, the study and its results. A keyword is either a single word (unigram), e.g.: ‘learning', or a collocation, which means a group of two or more words, representing an important concept, e.g.: ‘machine learning', ‘natural language processing'. Retrieving collocations from text was examined by Smadja [5] and automatic extraction of collocations was examined by Kita et al. [1].

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

By Erwin Schoitsch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642156517
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: computer-safety-reliability-and-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Computers and microprocessors are indispensable in modern technical systems, their deployment spanning the domains automotive, railway, aerospace, and transportation, security, energy supply, telecommunication, critical infrastructures and process ind- tries. They perform tasks that a few decades ago were very difficult if not impossible. As they perform these tasks with increasing efficiency, more and more tasks are shifted from hardware to software, which means that the dependability of computer systems becomes crucial for the safety, security and reliability of technical systems. With the so-called “embedded systems” (becoming more and more intelligent, networked and co-operating with each other, with humans and the environment) computers have invaded all aspects of daily life. New paradigms have arisen, like ubiquitous computing, systems-of-systems, energy and resource awareness, enormous complexity issues and the like, requiring a more holistic systems view as well. th So, after 31 years of SAFECOMP, the emphasis of the 29 event is on critical - bedded systems, which are almost omnipresent. Their impact on our lives, risks and challenges are often not well understood (underestimated or exaggerated). The p- mary issue is to cope with complexity, new failure modes and resource management, due to shrinking feature size, multi-core systems and management of multiple variants, while maintaining dependability properties and robustness.

The Safety of Systems

By Felix Redmill,Tom Anderson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1846288061
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: the-safety-of-systems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Safety of Systems contains the invited papers presented at the fifteenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Bristol, UK in February 2007. The papers included in this volume cover a broad spectrum of important safety issues. They provide a combination of industrial experience and recent developments, and are presented under a variety of headings.

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

By Barbara Gallina,Amund Skavhaug,Erwin Schoitsch,Friedemann Bitsch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319992295
  • Total of Pages : 564
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: computer-safety-reliability-and-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of five workshops co-located with SAFECOMP 2018, the 37th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, held in Västerås, Sweden, in September 2018. The 28 revised full papers and 21 short papers presented together with 5 introductory papers to each workshop were carefully reviewed and selected from 73 submissions. This year's workshops are: ASSURE 2018 – Assurance Cases for Software-Intensive Systems; DECSoS 2018 – ERCIM/EWICS/ARTEMIS Dependable Smart Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems and Systems-of-Systems; SASSUR 2018 – Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems; STRIVE 2018 – Safety, securiTy, and pRivacy In automotiVe systEms; and WAISE 2018 – Artificial Intelligence Safety Engineering. The chapter '“Boxing Clever”: Practical Techniques for Gaining Insights into Training Data and Monitoring Distribution Shift' is available open access under an Open Government License via link.springer.com.

Industrial-Strength Formal Methods in Practice

By Michael G. Hinchey,Jonathan P. Bowen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1447105230
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 932
  • Pdf File: industrial-strength-formal-methods-in-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Industrial Strength Formal Methods in Practice provides hands-on experience and guidance for anyone who needs to apply formal methods successfully in an industrial context. Each chapter is written by an expert in software engineering or formal methods, and contains background information, introductions to the techniques being used, actual fragments of formalised components, details of results and an analysis of the overall approach. It provides specific details on how to produce high-quality software that comes in on-time and within budget. Aimed mainly at practitioners in software engineering and formal methods, this book will also be of interest to the following groups; academic researchers working in formal methods who are interested in evidence of their success and in how they can be applied on an industrial scale, and students on advanced software engineering courses who need real-life specifications and examples on which to base their work.

17th International Conference on Information Technology–New Generations (ITNG 2020)

By Shahram Latifi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030430200
  • Total of Pages : 742
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: 17th-international-conference-on-information-technology-new-generations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume presents the 17th International Conference on Information Technology—New Generations (ITNG), and chronicles an annual event on state of the art technologies for digital information and communications. The application of advanced information technology to such domains as astronomy, biology, education, geosciences, security, and healthcare are among the themes explored by the ITNG proceedings. Visionary ideas, theoretical and experimental results, as well as prototypes, designs, and tools that help information flow to end users are of special interest. Specific topics include Machine Learning, Robotics, High Performance Computing, and Innovative Methods of Computing. The conference features keynote speakers; a best student contribution award, poster award, and service award; a technical open panel, and workshops/exhibits from industry, government, and academia.

Model-Based Safety and Assessment

By Marco Bozzano,Yiannis Papadopoulos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319641190
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: model-based-safety-and-assessment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

​This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Model-Based Safety and Assessment, IMBSA 2017, held inTrento, Italy, in September 2017. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 initial submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on safety process; safety models and languages; fault detection and propagation; safety assessment in the automotive domain; and case studies.

Evidence

By George M. Cleland,Ibrahim Habli,John Medhurst
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Health Foundation
  • Book Code : 1906461430
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Health services administration
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: evidence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Evidence

Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems III. Assurances

By Rogério de Lemos,David Garlan,Carlo Ghezzi,Holger Giese
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319741837
  • Total of Pages : 435
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: software-engineering-for-self-adaptive-systems-iii-assurances.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A major challenge for modern software systems is to become more cost-effective, while being versatile, flexible, resilient, energy-efficient, customizable, and configurable when reacting to run-time changes that may occur within the system itself, its environment or requirements. One of the most promising approaches to achieving such properties is to equip the software system with self-adaptation capabilities. Despite recent advances in this area, one key aspect that remains to be tackled in depth is the provision of assurances. Originating from a Dagstuhl seminar held in December 2013, this book constitutes the third volume in the series “Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems”, and looks specifically into the provision of assurances. Opening with an overview chapter on Research Challenges, the book presents 13 further chapters written and carefully reviewed by internationally leading researchers in the field. The book is divided into topical sections on research challenges, evaluation, integration and coordination, and reference architectures and platforms.

Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security

By Amund Skavhaug,Jérémie Guiochet,Erwin Schoitsch,Friedemann Bitsch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319454803
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: computer-safety-reliability-and-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of four workshops co-located with SAFECOMP 2016, the 35th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, held in Trondheim, Norway, in September 2016. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 4 short and 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. This year’s workshop are: ASSURE 2016 - Assurance Cases for Software-intensive Systems; DECSoS 2016 - EWICS/ERCIM/ARTEMIS Dependable Cyber-physical Systems and Systems-of-Systems Workshop; SASSUR 2016 - Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems; and TIPS 2016 – Timing Performance in Safety Engineering.