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Dependability is a value showing the reliability of a person to others because of his/her integrity, truthfulness, and trustfulness, traits that can encourage someone to depend on him/her. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Dependability

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2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020) will be held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMC 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. Advances in these fields have increasing importance in the creation of intelligent environments involving technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improve quality of life. Papers related to the conference theme are solicited, including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications. Contributions to theory and practice, including but not limited to the following technical areas, are invited.


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


2020 IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

ICSE is the premier forum for researchers to present and discuss the most recent innovations,trends, outcomes, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering. The scopeis broad and includes all original and unpublished results of empirical, conceptual, experimental,and theoretical software engineering research.


GLOBECOM 2020 - 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference

IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Each year, more than 2,900 scientific researchers and their management submit proposals for program sessions to be held at the annual conference. After extensive peer review, the best of the proposals are selected for the conference program, which includes technical papers, tutorials, workshops and industry sessions designed specifically to advance technologies, systems and infrastructure that are continuing to reshape the world and provide all users with access to an unprecedented spectrum of high-speed, seamless and cost-effective global telecommunications services.


ICC 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications

All topics relating to existing and emerging communications networking technologies.


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Periodicals related to Dependability

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


Computer

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications. Computer is a resource that practitioners, researchers, and managers can rely on to provide timely information about current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession.


Computers, IEEE Transactions on

Design and analysis of algorithms, computer systems, and digital networks; methods for specifying, measuring, and modeling the performance of computers and computer systems; design of computer components, such as arithmetic units, data storage devices, and interface devices; design of reliable and testable digital devices and systems; computer networks and distributed computer systems; new computer organizations and architectures; applications of VLSI ...


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Most published Xplore authors for Dependability

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Xplore Articles related to Dependability

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Dependability of Large Reconfigurable Information Systems

2009 Fourth International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems, 2009

The paper presents an approach to dependability analysis of an information system based on interdependent services. The analyzed system consists of autonomous cells of servers that react automatically to detected events (component failures and security incidents). These local reactions cause disruptions in the global workflow, which is then restored by system reconfiguration at higher levels of system management. The dependability ...


A Domain Specific Language in Dependability Analysis

2009 Fourth International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems, 2009

Domain specific languages gain increasing popularity as they substantially leverage software development by bridging the gap between technical and business area. After a domain framework is produced, experts gain an effective vehicle for assessing quality and performance of a system in the business- specific context. We consider the domain to be dependability of multi-agent system (MAS), for which a key ...


Dependability Analysis of SOA Systems

2008 Third International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX, 2008

Service oriented architecture solutions are becoming increasingly popular in business processes. One of challenges this technology has to face is providing appropriate dependability levels and means for their calculation. There is a growing need for SOA solutions assessment before deployment. In this paper we try to develop a model of a business level service provider and define few metrics. The ...


Goal-based Dependability Analysis and Improvement Framework for Network Storage Systems

2008 International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, 2008

On the basis of deep research on dependability of computer system, we extend the notion of dependability attribute, which is the dependability analysis object of traditional dependability theory, and present the multidimensional dependability object. We put forward a scientific and practical goal-based dependability analysis and improvement framework for computer systems. Aiming at the characteristics of network storage systems, we devise ...


Dependability of Safety-Critical Computer Systems through Component-Based Evolution

2009 Fourth International Conference on Dependability of Computer Systems, 2009

Modification causes of safety-critical computer systems and its components and procedures of evolution analysis are discussed in the paper. An evolutional- component model of computer systems has been developed for evoluability assessment. This model is applied to formalize analysis of pre-developed software and hardware OTS-components by use of vector operations in structured multilevel space ldquofunctions-componentsrdquo. A special metrics are proposed ...


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Educational Resources on Dependability

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Dependability of Large Reconfigurable Information Systems

    The paper presents an approach to dependability analysis of an information system based on interdependent services. The analyzed system consists of autonomous cells of servers that react automatically to detected events (component failures and security incidents). These local reactions cause disruptions in the global workflow, which is then restored by system reconfiguration at higher levels of system management. The dependability analysis is based on the construction of system reconfiguration graph and evaluation of the service availability.

  • A Domain Specific Language in Dependability Analysis

    Domain specific languages gain increasing popularity as they substantially leverage software development by bridging the gap between technical and business area. After a domain framework is produced, experts gain an effective vehicle for assessing quality and performance of a system in the business- specific context. We consider the domain to be dependability of multi-agent system (MAS), for which a key requirement is an efficient verification of a topology model of a power system. As a result, we come up with a reliability evaluation solution offering a significant rise in the level of abstraction towards MAS utilized for purposes of a power system topology verification. By means of the mentioned solution safety engineers are enabled to perform analysis while the design is still incomplete. A new DSL is developed in XText in order to specify a structure of the system together with dependability extensions, which are further translated into dynamic fault trees using model to model transformations. The Eclipse Ecore becomes a common denominator, in which both metamodelspsila abstract syntax trees are defined. Finally, an expert is offered with two ways of defining a model: through abstract and textual concrete syntax, both of which are checked for consistency using object constraint language.

  • Dependability Analysis of SOA Systems

    Service oriented architecture solutions are becoming increasingly popular in business processes. One of challenges this technology has to face is providing appropriate dependability levels and means for their calculation. There is a growing need for SOA solutions assessment before deployment. In this paper we try to develop a model of a business level service provider and define few metrics. The described model has been implanted into SSFNet simulator and some testing has been done. We present the results of our experiments.

  • Goal-based Dependability Analysis and Improvement Framework for Network Storage Systems

    On the basis of deep research on dependability of computer system, we extend the notion of dependability attribute, which is the dependability analysis object of traditional dependability theory, and present the multidimensional dependability object. We put forward a scientific and practical goal-based dependability analysis and improvement framework for computer systems. Aiming at the characteristics of network storage systems, we devise a reusable database for dependability analysis and improvement. According to the framework and the reusable database, a user can be directed and elicited to perform the analysis and improvement towards a network storage system.

  • Dependability of Safety-Critical Computer Systems through Component-Based Evolution

    Modification causes of safety-critical computer systems and its components and procedures of evolution analysis are discussed in the paper. An evolutional- component model of computer systems has been developed for evoluability assessment. This model is applied to formalize analysis of pre-developed software and hardware OTS-components by use of vector operations in structured multilevel space ldquofunctions-componentsrdquo. A special metrics are proposed to assess a value of modification.

  • Data Exploration Methods for Transport System Dependability Analysis

    This work is devoted to application of data exploration and data mining techniques for analysis of monitoring databases of a large transport system. The analyses discussed focus on discovering relationships between key metrics of a transport system as such availability / usage profiles of the fleet and various factors on which they apparently depend (such as age, etc.). We demonstrate that building an OLAP system on top the monitoring / maintenance database opens new possibilities for transport system owners to efficiently discover such relationships on their own. This approach turns their monitoring database into a decision support resource in such areas as: optimization of maintenance policies of the transport fleet or discovery of untypical patterns in data (e.g. fraud related). The concepts discussed are illustrated by a number of examples based on real data from the transport system of the Polish Post.

  • A cost-efficient dependability management framework for self-aware system-on-chips based on IEEE 1687

    A cost-efficient framework for executing life-time dependability procedures is presented in this paper. The proposed framework relies on distributed sensors and actuators (embedded instruments) for self-awareness and adaptation, where the IEEE 1687 standard (iJTAG) is utilized for the dependability communications and the on-chip access of the instruments.

  • SoC Mixed-Signal Dependability Enhancement: A Strategy from Design to End-of-Life

    The ever shrinking technology dimensions have increased the degradation levels in integrated mixed-signal circuits mainly because of issues that were not considered in older technologies. These issues have posed new challenges and require a complete strategy starting from the design phase of the product to the end-of-life. This paper presents such a strategy starting with an early selection of dependable blocks at IP level and combines this with an efficient hardware platform architecture to address lifetime dependability issues especially for mixed-signal front ends. The proposed approach links the circuit/IP level dependability with the block level dependability enhancement and finally with the system level dependability enhancement strategy. The approach is supported by extensive simulations and provides confidence in using the proposed strategy.

  • DEPEND: a simulation environment for system dependability modeling and evaluation

    DEPEND is an evolving simulation-based environment for the evaluation of designs from functional and dependability viewpoints. DEPEND supports the VHDL hardware descriptive language as well as the C++ programming language. In addition, DEPEND provides a graphical modeling facility to allow interactive model construction. Designs under evaluation can be functional or structural descriptions of the designs. The Task and Environment Manager provides an easy-access window-based manual page and a tool-kit to allow users to create, modify, and simulate models without leaving the DEPEND environment. At the core of DEPEND are simulation engines supported by a fault injector, a set of fault dictionaries, and component libraries. The component libraries contain model building blocks with detailed functional descriptions and characteristics; the fault dictionaries embody possible fault effects of given fault types, devices, and circuits; and the fault injector provides mechanisms to inject faults.

  • CDA: A Cloud Dependability Analysis Framework for Characterizing System Dependability in Cloud Computing Infrastructures

    Cloud computing has become increasingly popular by obviating the need for users to own and maintain complex computing infrastructure. However, due to their inherent complexity and large scale, production cloud computing systems are prone to various runtime problems caused by hardware and software failures. Dependability assurance is crucial for building sustainable cloud computing services. Although many techniques have been proposed to analyze and enhance reliability of distributed systems, there is little work on understanding the dependability of cloud computing environments. As virtualization has been an enabling technology for the cloud, it is imperative to investigate the impact of virtualization on the cloud dependability, which is the focus of this work. In this paper, we present a cloud dependability analysis (CDA) framework with mechanisms to characterize failure behavior in cloud computing infrastructures. We design the failure-metric DAGs (directed a cyclic graph) to analyze the correlation of various performance metrics with failure events in virtualized and non-virtualized systems. We study multiple types of failures. By comparing the generated DAGs in the two environments, we gain insight into the impact of virtualization on the cloud dependability. This paper is the first attempt to study this crucial issue. In addition, we exploit the identified metrics for failure detection. Experimental results from an on-campus cloud computing test bed show that our approach can achieve high detection accuracy while using a small number of performance metrics.



Standards related to Dependability

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IEEE Application Guide for Distributed Digital Control and Monitoring for Power Plants


IEEE Standard Dictionary of Measures of the Software Aspects of Dependability

This standard specifies and classifies measures of the software aspects of dependability. It is an expansion of the scope of the existing standard; the revision includes the following aspects of dependability: reliability, availability, and maintainability of software. The applicability of this standard is any software system; in particular, it applies to mission critical systems, where high reliability, availability, and maintainability ...



Jobs related to Dependability

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