Intelligent Systems: Safety, Reliability and Maintainability Issues

  • Okyay Kaynak
  • Ger Honderd
  • Edward Grant
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 114)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Intelligent Systems: Analysis and Assessment Issues

  3. Dependability of Intelligent Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Thomas Beth
      Pages 31-41
    3. Erik Hollnagel
      Pages 42-59
    4. David Davenport
      Pages 60-73
  4. Intelligent Front Ends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 74-74
    2. Edward Grant, George K. Adam, Barry A. Shepherd
      Pages 74-94
    3. Tarek M. Sobh, Chris Jaynes, Mohamed Dekhil, Tom Henderson
      Pages 95-122
  5. Learning Systems

  6. Safety and Reliability of Advanced Robotic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. B. S. Dhillon
      Pages 221-231
    3. Tzyh-Jong Tarn, Ning Xi, Antal K. Bejczy
      Pages 243-256
  7. Dependability Considerations in Industrial Applications

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 341-346

About these proceedings


This book is a collection of some of the papers that were presented during a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Intelligent Systems: Safety, Reliability and Maintainability Issues" that was held in Kusadasi, Turkey during August 24- 28, 1992. Attendance at this workshop was mainly by invitation only, drawing people internationally representing industry, government and the academic community. Many of the participants were internationally recognized leaders in the topic of the workshop. The purpose of the ARW was to bring together a highly distinguished group of people with the express purpose of debating where the issues of safety, reliability and maintainability place direct and tangible constraints on the development of intelligent systems. As a consequence, one of the major debating points in the ARW was the definition of intelligence, intelligent behaviour and their relation to complex dynamic systems. Two major conclusions evolved from the ARW are: 1. A continued need exists to develop formal, theoretical frameworks for the architecture of such systems, together with a reflection on the concept of intelligence. 2. There is a need to focus greater attention to the role that the human play in controlling intelligent systems. The workshop began by considering the typical features of an intelligent system. The complexity associated with multi-resolutional architectures was then discussed, leading to the identification of a necessity for the use of a combinatorial synthesis/approach. This was followed by a session on human interface issues.


Dependability Fehlertoleranz Intelligent Systems Maintainability Motion Planning Robotik Safety Sicherheit Verläßlichkeit artificial neural network complexity knowledge base modeling robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Okyay Kaynak
    • 1
  • Ger Honderd
    • 2
  • Edward Grant
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringBoğaziçi UniversityBebek, IstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringTU DelftDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63438-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58021-5
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