An emphasis on formal and informal verification, analysis, and review may be more appropriate in evaluating a software and system design. Essential system-wide properties reliability, safety, security, and modifiability must be built in from the beginning; they cannot be added on or simply measured afterward.
The fundamental problem is intellectual unmanageability: Risk Assurance and Assessment Computers currently are being introduced into the control systems of dangerous processes such as nuclear power, public transportation, and weapons without any way to determine whether the associated risk is reduced, the same, or increased.
One of the reasons for the problems is that these systems require that standard engineering techniques be extended to deal with new levels of complexity, new types of failure modes, and new types of problems arising in the interactions between components.
More complex projects, such as upgrades to the U. Our approaches must be driven by the need to systematically and realistically balance and integrate mathematical and nonmathematical aspects of software development.
We envision the MIT Center for Software Research as a place where academia, industry, and government can come together to focus on stretching the limits of the complexity of the systems we can successfully engineer.
Because analog and mechanical control systems with measurable risk are being replaced by computers, we need to develop procedures that provide the same level of assurance of acceptable risk. Software is continually changing and evolving, not only because of the discovery of latent errors, but primarily because of changes in the operating environment, in the needs of the end users, and in the underlying technology.
Providing Assurance More than half of software development effort goes into confidence building activities verification and validation. Software errors have resulted in loss of life, destruction of property, failure of businesses, and environmental harm.
To build such software may require hundreds and sometimes thousands of people, and just organizing these projects is a massive undertaking. Serious accidents are starting to occur in aircraft and other shared control systems where the design of the interaction between computers and humans is being blamed rather than failures or errors on the part of either of these system components.
Research about different kinds of properties are usually associated with distinct, often insular, groups. The center of gravity of software engineering research in general may now have shifted to Europe. We are hearing more and more about failures due to computers: Engineering for Quality One of the most important issues in complex systems is achieving and assuring qualityidentifying and resolving tradeoffs between various qualities, determining how to achieve multiple qualities, and providing confidence or assurance that particular systems will exhibit required qualities over their lifetime.
As electromechanical controllers are replaced by computers, many of the basic engineering and systems engineering techniques that were developed to cope with complex systems are no longer adequate.System Safety and Software Safety Research.
The methology includes special management structures and procedures, system hazard analysis, software hazard analysis, requirements modeling and analysis for completeness and safety, design for safety, design of human-machine interaction, verification (both testing and code.
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