Engineering safety-related parallel systems

Carl Birkinshaw, Peter Croll, Dereck Marriot, Paddy Nixon

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-456
Number of pages8
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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