Safeware System Safety and Computers, SPHIGS Software

ISBN-10: 0201119722
ISBN-13: 9780201119725
Edition: 1995
Authors: Nancy G. Leveson
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 4/7/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

We are building systems today-and using computers to control them-that have the potential for large-scale destruction of life and environment. More than ever, software engineers and system developers, as well as their managers, must understand the issues and develop the skills needed to anticipate and prevent accidents. Nancy Leveson examines what is currently known about building safe electromechanical systems and looks at past accidents to see what practical lessons can be applied to new computer-controlled systems.

Nancy G. Leveson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT. An acknowledged leader in the field of safety engineering, she has worked to improve safety in nearly every industry over the past thirty years.

The Nature Of Risk
Risk In Modern Society
Changing Attitudes Toward Risk
Is Increased Concern Justified?
Unique Risk Factors in Industrialized Society
Computers And Risk
The Role of Computers in Accidents
Software Myths
Why Software Engineering is hard
The Reality We Face
Causes Of Accidents
The Concept of Causality
Flaws in the Safety Culture
Ineffective Organizational Structure
Ineffective Technical Activities
Human Error And Risk
Do Humans Cause Most Accidents?
The Need for Humans in Automated Systems
Human Error as Human-Task Mismatch
Conclusions
The Role Of Humans In Automated Systems
Mental Models
The Human as Monitor
The Human as Backup
The Human as Partner
Conclusions
Introduction To System Safety
Foundations Of System Safety
Safety Engineering Pre-World War II
Systems Theory
Systems Engineering
Systems Analysis
Fundamentals Of System Safety
Historical Development
Basic Concepts
Software System Safety
Cost and Effectiveness of System Safety
Other Approaches To Safety
Industrial Safety
Reliability Engineering
Application-Specific Approaches to Safety
Definitions And Models
Terminology
Failure and Error
Accident and Incident
Hazard
Risk
Safety
Safety and Security
Accident And Human Error Models
Accident Models
Human Task and Error Models
Summary
Elements Of A Safeware Program
Managing Safety
The Role of General Management
Place in the Organizational Structure
Documentation
The System And Software Safety Process
The General Tasks
Conceptual Development
Design
Full-Scale Development
Production and Deployment
Operation
Examples
Hazard Analysis
The Hazard Analysis Process
Types of System Models
General Types of Analysis
Limitations and Criticisms of Hazard Analysis
Hazard Analysis Models And Techniques
Checklists
Hazard Indices
Fault Tre

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