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Critical task of writing dependable software

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2 Author(s)
Knight, J. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, VA, USA ; Littlewood, Bev

Safety-critical software must perform as desired and should never fail. The need for dependability stems from the fact that the consequences of failure are extremely high, usually a threat to human life. To write such systems, most now agree that we must adopt rigorous techniques, rooted in mathematics.<>

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 1 )