Analyzing systemic information infrastructure malfunction

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Per Mellstrand, Björn Ståhl
Title: Analyzing systemic information infrastructure malfunction
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Critical Infrastructures, CRIS 2009
Year: 2009
ISBN: 978-142444636-0
City: Linköping
URI/DOI: 10.1109/CRIS.2009.5071491
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Critical infrastructure information systems are complex, open, connected and heterogeneous computer network systems and - as the name implies - play an important role for some critical infrastructure. These systems occasionally fail and the need arises to explain what happened and assert that whatever it was it will not happen again. In this abstract we describe ongoing work towards an approach for analyzing hard-to-explain behavior in software-intensive systems. This approach is based on input both from the critical infrastructure community and from diagnosing very large deeply embedded systems - two kinds of systems that share several relevant properties in regard to diagnosing malfunction.
Subject: Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science\Effects on Society
Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: Critical infrastructure, Heterogeneous computer networks, Information infrastructures, Software intensive systems