Debra Herman introduces the concepts, techniques, and approaches necessary for software safety and reliability in today′s environment. Focus is placed on the additional requirements necessary in current safety and reliability standards from various industrial sectors. Hermann organized the text with three objectives. In presenting everyday examples, she meets the first objective of raising the reader′s awareness of the importance of software safety and reliability and its role in mission critical systems. The second is to provide practical information about the current methods used to achieve safety and reliability. Improving the understanding and practice of software safety and reliability through consolidation and analysis of current research for future use is Hermann′s final objective.
The book is written for engineers, scientists, managers, regulators, and policy makers involved in the design, development, acquisition, and certification of safety–critical systems.
Software Safety and Reliability Basics.
II. APPROACHES PROMOTED BY KEY INDUSTRIAL SECTORS TO SOFTWARE SAFETY AND REL1ABILITY.
Nuclear Power Industry.
III. APPROACHES PROMOTED BY NON–INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SOFTWARE SAFETY AND RELIABILITY STANDARDS.
IEC Software Dependability Standards.
IEEE SEMSPLC Guidelines.
ANSI/IEEE Std. 1–1989 and 982.2–1989.
IEEE Std. 1228–1994, Standard for Software Safety Plans.
IV. OBSERVATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS.
Observation and Conclusions.
Appendix A. Organizations Involved in Software Safety and Reliability Standards.
Appendix B. Commercial Products Available.