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Responsibility and dependable systems

Author: Guy Dewsbury; John E Dobson
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2007.
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"Responsibility and Dependable Systems is the first book to examine the relationship between responsibility and system dependability. Systems engineers, computer scientists, social scientists, ergonomists, and management researchers will all benefit from reading the book, and professionals and practitioners making organisational decisions concerning dependable human-computer systems will also find it of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Dewsbury; John E Dobson
ISBN: 9781846286254 1846286255 1846286263 9781846286261
OCLC Number: 80332659
Description: xv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : dependability and responsibility in context / John Dobson, Ian Sommerville and Guy Dewsbury --
Philosophical and social aspects --
Responsibility : a philosophical perspective / David Martin --
Responsibility in practice / David Martin [and others] --
Complex organisational responsibilities : the Ladbroke Grove rail inquiry / David Martin, Mark Rouncefield and Wes Sharrock --
Modelling --
Responsibility modelling : basic concepts / John Dobson --
Models for understanding responsibilities / John Dobson and Mike Martin --
Understanding failure : the London ambulance service disaster / John Dobson --
New methods --
Models for responsibility assignment / Ian Sommerville --
Casual responsibility models / Ian Sommerville --
Modelling in practice / Devina Ramduny-Ellis and Alan Dix.
Responsibility: Guy Dewsbury and John Dobson (Eds).
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