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On best-effort and dependability, service-orientation and panacea

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Aad van Moorsel


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In this short position paper we argue that dependability technologies must be based on best-effort engineering principles, if they are to be useful for general-purpose enterprise and consumer IT. We will explain why 'best-effort based dependability' is not an oxymoron, but, instead, a necessity. We will also argue that service-orientation fits the best-effort engineering philosophy, and in that sense is part of the panacea for high-availability.(1)

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Author(s): van Moorsel A

Editor(s): Malek, M., Nett, E., Suri, N.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Service Availability: 2nd International Service Availability Symposium (ISAS)

Year of Conference: 2005

Pages: 99-101

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783540291039