Public Safety Aspects of Software Engineering

Lecturer: Dennis Peters
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Notes | Links | References

Lecture notes

Here is a draft (i.e., what I used last year) of my presentation slides in printable "pdf" format. It's printed 3-to-a-page with some room for your own note taking.

If you need information about the file formats, or instructions for downloading them check here.

Related Links

Nancy Leveson's Homepage
The author of "Safeware". You can download a copy of the Therac-25 report here.
Peter Neumann's Homepage
The author of "Computer-Related Risks". Links to other related info. In particular you may find his Illustrative Risks to the Public in the Use of Computer Systems and Related Technology to contain useful case studies.
Risks Forum
Archives of moderated newsgroup for discussing computer-related risks to the public.


Here are some books that you might find useful.
N.G. Leveson, Safeware: System Safety and Computers, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
A study of computers and safety from a system point of view. Included appendicies giving detailed discussions of some particular failures.
Peter G. Neumann, Computer-Related Risks, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
A large collection of information about where computers have failed.

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