Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Dependability Engineering

Leo Kounis

Hellenic Ministry of Defense


Dependability Hardware/Software Reliability Legislation Human Aspects Qualifications Safety Autonomous Vehicles Redundancy Dependable Programming Legislation Security

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The abundance of sophisticated computer systems and artificial intelligence in a plethora of modern-day applications was meant to make life easier and safer. A number of incidents and accidents underscore the fragile dependence of society on technology, as failures of critical tasks bear high costs and may lead to disaster. In order to minimize the probability of deficiencies occurring and the associated loss to society, high levels of dependability are required by system designers and engineers.

This book on dependability engineering is aimed at providing the reader with updated subject-specific cases covering a number of scientific fields, whilst placing an emphasis on Ethics and the human factor. In doing so, international standards pertaining to dependability assessment and the presentation of systematic methods and tools concerning the effective appraisal of attributes, threats, and means are discussed and potential solutions are suggested. Ensuring high levels of dependability should not come at the cost of safety.

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Date completed: October 18th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 8th 2020

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Review results due: July 27th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 25th 2020

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About the editor

Leo Kounis

Hellenic Ministry of Defense

Leo D. Kounis is Head of Department of the Communication and Informatics Battalion of the Hellenic Ministry of Defense, Hellenic National Defense General Staff. He obtained his BEng (Hons) degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, his MSc in Quality Engineering and his PhD in Systems Reliability from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Dr Kounis has worked as Senior Quality Engineer in a number of private companies in Greece and has acted as part-time lecturer and scientific advisor in Academia. His research interests focus in the area of quality, transportation and sustainable energy. He has published a number of scientific papers.

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