Issue No. 01 - January/February (1994 vol. 11)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.251196
<p>Safety-critical software must perform as desired and should never fail. The need for dependability stems from the fact that the consequences of failure are extremely high, usually a threat to human life. To write such systems, most now agree that we must adopt rigorous techniques, rooted in mathematics.</p>
programming; safety; software reliability; dependable software; safety-critical software; rigorous techniques; mathematical techniques; program writing
B. Littlewood and J. Knight, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Critical Task of Writing Dependable Software," in IEEE Software, vol. 11, no. , pp. 16-20, 1994.