Advances in Computers, Volume 84

1st Edition

Dependable and Secure Systems Engineering

Serial Volume Editors: Ali Hurson Sahra Sedigh
Print ISBN: 9780123965257
eBook ISBN: 9780123964694
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th April 2012
Page Count: 208
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Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of sugnificant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field.

Key Features

  • In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology
  • Well-known authors and researchers in the field
  • Extensive bibliographies with most chapters
  • Many of the volumes are devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science


Researchers in high performance computer areas, hardware manufacturers, physics and scientific computation and computer science educational programs

Table of Contents

  1. Combining Performance and Availability Analysis in Practice
  2. Kishor Trivedi, Ermeson Andrade and Fumio Machida.

  3. Modeling, Analysis and Testing of System Vulnerabilities
  4. Fevzi Belli, Mutlu Beyazit, Aditya P. Mathur and Nimal Nissanke

  5. System Dependability — Characterization and Benchmarking
  6. Yves Crouzet and Karama Kanoun

  7. Pragmatic Directions in Engineering Secure Dependable Systems

    M. Farrukh Khan and Raymond A. Paul


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Ali Hurson

A. R. Hurson is currently a professor and Chair of Computer Science department at Missouri S&T. Before joining Missouri S&T, he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering department at The Pennsylvania State University. His research for the past 30 years has been directed toward the design and analysis of general as well as special purpose computer architectures. His research has been supported by NSF, DARPA, the Department of Education, the Air Force, the Office of Naval Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NCR Corp., General Electric, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pennsylvania State University, and Missouri S & T. He has published over 300 technical papers in areas including multidatabases, global information sharing and processing, application of mobile agent technology, object oriented databases, mobile and pervasive computing environment, sensor and ad-hoc networks, computer architecture and cache memory, parallel and distributed processing, dataflow architectures, and VLSI algorithms. Dr. Hurson served as the Guest Co-Editor of special issues of the IEEE Proceedings on Supercomputing Technology, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing on Load Balancing and Scheduling, the journal of integrated computer-aided engineering on multidatabase and interoperable systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, and Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing. He is the co-author of the IEEE Tutorials on Parallel Architectures for Database Systems, Multidatabase systems: An advanced solution for global information sharing, Parallel architectures for data/knowledge base systems, and Scheduling and Load Balancing in Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is also the guest Editor of advances in computers for Parallel, Distributed, and Pervasive Computing. Hurson is the Co-founder of the IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (currently IPDPS) and IEEE

Affiliations and Expertise

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA

Sahra Sedigh


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