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Firstly, it documents new survivability research topics that can contribute to the protection of critical infrastructures and critical applications. As part of the preparatory work for the establishment of a European Dependability Initiative within the European Union�s (EU) Information Society Technologies (IST) programme, a thematic industrial workshop was held on March 18th, 1998 on the theme, Dependability of large-scale Infrastructures and Services in the Information Society. The workshop report includes the drivers, dependability challenges and benefits for a European Dependability Initiative from the perspective of large-scale infrastructures and services. The identified challenges and their link to survivability aspects are highlighted and the latter put in a wider dependability context. Secondly, it summarizes real-world critical application systems and their survivability challenges. The paper describes a scenario within the area of survivable information systems. It uses a virtual enterprise case study from the health sector.

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Authors: WILIKENS M, JRC Ispra (IT);SANNA A, Scientific Institute H Sans Raffaele, Laboratory Medicine Department, Milano (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IEEE Computer Society�s ISW�98 Orlando (US), October 28-30, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41702 ORA
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