About IFIP Working Group 10.4
Increasingly, individuals and organizations are developing or procuring sophisticated computing systems on whose services they need to place great reliance. In differing circumstances, the focus will be on differing properties of such services -- e.g., continuity, performance, real-time response, ability to avoid catastrophic failures, prevention of deliberate privacy intrusions.
The notion of dependability, defined as the trustworthiness of a computing system which allows reliance to be justifiably placed on the service it delivers, enables these various concerns to be subsumed within a single conceptual framework. Dependability thus includes as special cases such attributes as reliability, availability, safety, security.
The Working Group is aimed at identifying and integrating approaches, methods and techniques for specifying, designing, building, assessing, validating, operating and maintaining computer systems which should exhibit some or all of these attributes.
Specifically, the Working Group is concerned with progress in:
- Understanding of faults (accidental faults, be they physical, design-induced, originating from human interaction; intentional faults) and their effects.
- Specification and design methods for dependability.
- Methods for error detection and processing, and for fault treatment.
- Validation (testing, verification, evaluation) and design for testability and verifiability.
- Assessing dependability through modeling and measurement.
IFIP Working Group 10.4 was established by the IFIP General Assembly in October 1980, and operates under IFIP Technical Committee TC-10, "Computer Systems Technology".
October 20, 2020
Nominations for the 2021 Jean-Claude Laprie Award are now open.
May 21, 2020
Ateniese, Di Pietro, Mancini, and Tsudik win the 2020 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
November 8, 2019
Call for nominations for the 2020 Jean-Claude Laprie Award issued.
April 2, 2019
Huang, Kintala, Kolettis, and Fulton win the 2019 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
October 26, 2018
Call for nominations for the 2019 Jean-Claude Laprie Award issued.
April 20, 2018
Avizienes and Chen win the 2018 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
April 18, 2017
Huang and Abraham; Schlichting and Schneider win the 2017 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
January 30, 2017
Ramasamy and Zonouz Elected as New Members at Winter 2017 Meeting.
October 26, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 Jean-Claude Laprie Award open.
April 18, 2016
Carter and Schneider; Avizienis, Laprie, Randell and Landwehr win the 2016 Jean-Claude Laprie Award
July 1, 2015
Nita-Rotaru elected new member at Summer meeting..
March 27, 2015
Hopkins, Smith, and Lala receive 2015 Jean-Claude Laprie Award.
January 26, 2015
Amir and Pattabiraman elected new members at Winter meeting.
October 4, 2014
Nominations for the 2015 Jean-Claude Laprie Award open.
June 27, 2014
Pataricza and Neves elected new members at Summer meeting.
May 20, 2014
2014 Jean-Claude Laprie Award winners announced.