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Engineering safety-related parallel systems


Birkinshaw, C and Croll, PR and Marriot, D and Nixon, PA, Engineering safety-related parallel systems, Information and Software Technology, 36, (7) pp. 449-456. ISSN 0950-5849 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0950-5849(94)90068-X


A growing number of safety-related applications are dependent on software for their control. High performance and redundancy requirements in modern control systems can be satisfied by parallel processing. This paper considers the requirements for the software engineering of safe parallel systems and the specific problems that need to be addressed: safe state analysis and temporal analysis. The benefits to be gained from utilizing commercial CASE tools and extending them to facilitate the required analysis are detailed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, PA (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69357
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2011-05-18

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