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By Paulo Veríssimo, Nuno F. Neves, Miguel Correia, Yves Deswarte, A. Abou El Kalam (auth.), Rogério de Lemos, Felicita Di Giandomenico, Cristina Gacek, Henry Muccini, Marlon Vieira (eds.)

As software program platforms turn into more and more ubiquitous, the problems of dependability develop into an increasing number of an important. provided that options to those concerns needs to be thought of from the very starting of the layout technique, it truly is average that dependability is addressed on the architectural point. This publication used to be born of an attempt to compile the examine groups of software program architectures and dependability.

This cutting-edge survey comprises accelerated and peer-reviewed papers in keeping with the rigorously chosen contributions to 2 workshops: the Workshop on Architecting in charge platforms (WADS 2007), equipped on the 2007 overseas convention on in charge platforms and Networks (DSN 2007), held in Edinburgh, united kingdom, in June 2007 and the 3rd Workshop at the position of software program structure for checking out and research (ROSATEA 2007), geared up as a part of a federated convention on Component-Based software program Engineering and software program structure (CompArch 2007), held in Medford, MA, united states, in July 2007. It additionally includes invited papers written by way of well-known specialists within the sector. The 14 papers are geared up in topical sections on severe infrastructures, rigorous design/fault tolerance, and verification and validation.

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In fact, after a good test phase, the internal assessment should be reliable as it relies on the existing tool. Therefore, if the risk estimator gives a wrong forecast for a while or if it is not working properly (may be because the situation is not manageable with given algorithms) it shall be disabled. Display of Tailored to the Situation Emergency Management Procedures (DEMP) Emergency management plans are already in place at each utility as pre-planned decisions. Some of them are legally binding, some others are not.

If a system is simple (it is formed by a small amount of elementary components), the failure of a single component may generate a general failure of the whole system. If a system is complex (it is formed by a large amount of elementary components), it can in general survive in presence the failure of a single component, because its functionality may be replaced by some other components. This is the so called “N-1” property of a complex system: it normally contains N components working, but it can also survive with N-1 components working when a single component fails.

3 MIT Add-On Components It has been already stated that MIT aims at reducing the risk of failures due to dependency and interdependency, by preventing or at least by mitigating them and supporting the recovery process. But what are the threats to be prevented or mitigated? And what actions have to be taken to cope with them? According to earlier studies [6][7], the most likely reasons for severe incidents are extraordinary natural conditions (for example, earthquakes, floods or hurricanes), malicious attacks, and human errors.

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