Building dependability into complex, computer-based systems (2003)
Air traffic control, telecommunications, defence, power distribution and many other vital infrastructures all rely on complex computer-based systems. Whenever one of these systems fails, it can cause major disruption to society, create large financial losses and even pose risks to life. This project will integrate and improve methods for modelling and analysing computer-based systems in terms of their requirements and architectures, focusing on how to achieve and maintain dependability in the context of on-going change and failure to meet requirements. These methods will be based on sound mathematical foundations and proven engineering approaches applicable to industrial-scale complex systems.''