Constituents of Modern System-safety Thinking

Proceedings of the Thirteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK, 8–10 February 2005

  • Felix Redmill
  • Tom Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Independent Safety Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jane Fenn, Brian Jepson
      Pages 21-35
  3. Safety and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Samantha Lautieri, David Cooper, David Jackson
      Pages 65-75
  4. Accident Investigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Kevin Payne
      Pages 79-92
  5. Risk and its Tolerability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Michael Prince
      Pages 129-145
  6. Achieving and Arguing the Safety of Modular Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. James Blow, Andrew Cox, Paul Liddell
      Pages 183-192
  7. Technologies for Dependability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Gordon D. Baxter, Juliana Küster Filipre, Angela Miguel, Kenneth Tan
      Pages 195-210
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-225

About these proceedings


Constituents of Modern System-safety Thinking contains the invited papers presented at the Thirteenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Southampton, UK in February 2005.

The papers included in this volume bring together topics that are of the utmost importance in current safety thinking. The core of modern safety thinking and practice is a risk-based approach, and, this is not only a common thread running throughout the papers, but is also explored in two of them. Other themes considered include the safety case, safety assessment, accident investigation, and the commonality between the processes and techniques employed in safety and security engineering.

Papers contain extensive industrial experience as well as recent academic research and are presented under the headings: Independent Safety Assessment, Safety and Security, Accident Investigation, Risk and its Tolerability, Achieving and Arguing the Safety of Modular Systems, and Technologies for Dependability.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Felix Redmill
    • 1
  • Tom Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Redmill ConsultancyLondon
  2. 2.Centre for Software ReliabilityUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon Tyne

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-952-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-130-3
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