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A Looming Fault Tolerance Software Crisis?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD



Experience suggests that it is edifying to talk about software crises at NATO workshops. It is argued in this position paper that proper engineering of fault tolerance software has not been getting the attention it deserves. The paper outlines the difficulties in building fault tolerant systems and describes the challenges software fault tolerance is facing. The solution being advocated is to place a special emphasis on fault tolerance software engineering which would provide a set of methods, techniques, models and tools that would exactly fit application domains, fault assumptions and system requirements and support disciplined and rigorous fault tolerance throughout all phases of the life cycle. The paper finishes with an outline of some directions of work requiring special focused efforts from the R&D community.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Romanovsky A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2006

Pages: 8

Print publication date: 01/11/2006

Source Publication Date: Nov 2006

Report Number: 991

Institution: School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne