About the book
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.