DIRC: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Dependability

Because society is increasingly reliant on computer systems. Much scientific progress has been made in achieving high dependability in computer hardware and software, but wider systems involving computers, people and business or social organisations are often disastrously unsuccessful and the cause of huge financial losses or worse. It is evident that satisfactory resolution of this dangerous situation demands major breakthroughs in understanding the fundamental problems that arise in attempts to build systems involving complex interactions amongst numbers of computers and human beings. This large EPSRC funded project, involving five UK universities, has a number of key research themes, one of these is timing which is the focus of the work at York.


Status Finished
UoY Lead Alan Burns
UoY People on Project Andy Wellings, Andrew Monk, Peter Wright, Michael Hildebrandt, Mark Blythe, Angela Miguel, Steve Gilroy, Adam Betts, Gordon Baxter
Partners University of Edinburgh, University of York, Newcastle University, Lancaster University, City University
Funded By EPSRC
Start Date 01-07-2000
End Date 30-06-2006
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