Safecomp'93: the 12th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, Poznań-Kiekrz, Poland, 27-29 October 1993

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The world-wide market for safe, secure and reliable computer systems is expanding. For many high technology applications, safety is one of the top priorities. Among the industrial and business sectors which are especially concerned with safety are: certification, regulation/licensing, standards making, insurance, military, medical, rail, power, road, shipping, aerospace, process industries, manufacturing and machinery control, water treatment, and mining. SAFECOMP '93 is an opportunity for technical developers, users and legislators to exchange and review their experiences, to consider the best technologies now available, and to identify the skills and technologies required for the future. It focuses on critical computer applications, presenting current research and new trends in computer safety, reliability and security, and providing a platform for technology transfer between academia, industry and research institutions. It is outstanding for its international breadth (authors from 16 different countries), its unique way of combining participants from academia, research and industry, and its wide topical coverage. This book is the proceedings of SAFECOMP '93: the 12th International Conference on Safety, Reliability and Security of Computer Systems, Poznan, Poland, 27-29 October 1993. It includes four invited presentations by highly regarded international experts who review the present status of safety, reliability and security technology. The refereed papers discuss a broad spectrum of subjects including formal methods and models, safety assessment and analysis, verification and validation, testing, reliability issues and dependable software technology, computer languages for safety related systems, reactive systems technology, security and safety related applications. SAFECOMP '93 is for all those in universities, research institutions, industry and business who want to be well-informed about the current international state of the art in computer safety, reliability and security. The book provides a representative sample of recent research results and applications problems, presented by experts from industrial and academic institutions.

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