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The field of embedded systems is changing rapidly, principally due to the developments in microelectronics that open opportunities for a vast amount of new applications that will pervade our social domains. This ubiquitous nature of embedded systems gives place to crucial dependability requirements - with implications that go beyond the technical fields and affect the normative - and standard-related spheres. This paper originates from two workshops held by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) for eliciting industrial needs related to embedded systems and their use in mass-market products, and a following study. The workshops tried to identify the drivers for embedded systems dependability, the limitations and shortcoming of the current dependability practice, new problems and challenges, and the consequent foreseeable research and development needs. In addition the paper describes the results from an analysis by the JRC on the dependability requirements imposed by the new characteristics of embedded systems.

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Authors: MASERA M, JRC Ispra (IT);MORRIS P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: CAiSE '98 - REFSQ '98, Pisa (IT), 8-9 June 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41452 ORA
Record Number: 199810795 / Last updated on: 1998-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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