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The Challenge of Building Process-Control Software
November/December 1990 (vol. 7 no. 6)
pp. 55-62

Process control is explained, and it is shown why trying to build process-control software using the same approaches developed and used for data-processing and information-system software will lead to failure. Rather than offering solutions to the problems inherent in developing process-control software, the author identifies the aspects of the problem on which to focus attention and the tasks that are ripe for solution. In particular, modeling and analysis, human-computer interaction, and risk evaluation are discussed.

Index Terms:
real-time software; process-control software; modeling; analysis; human-computer interaction; risk evaluation; process computer control; real-time systems; software engineering
Citation:
Nancy G. Leveson, "The Challenge of Building Process-Control Software," IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 55-62, Nov.-Dec. 1990, doi:10.1109/52.60589
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