- Project Dates: From June 2002 to May 2003
- Project Leader: Prof. Tom Anderson
- Staff: Prof. Brian Randell, Prof. Cliff Jones, Prof. Sascha Romanovsky
- Sponsors: EU Framework V
- Partners: ARC Seibersdorf research (ARCS) , CNRS-LAAS, CNUCE-CNR, Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC-IPSC) , Adelard
AMSD addresses the need for a coherent major initiative in FWP6 encompassing a full range of dependability-related activities, e.g. RTD on the various aspects of dependability per se, (reliability, safety, security, survivability, etc.); education and training; and means for encouraging and enabling sector-specific IST RTD projects to use dependability best practice. It is aimed at initiating moves towards the creation of such an Initiative, via road-mapping and constituency and consensus building activities undertaken in cooperation with the groups, working in various dependability-related topic areas, who are already undertaking such activities for their particular domains. The results will be an overall dependability road-map that considers dependability in an adequately holistic way, and a detailed road-map for dependable embedded systems. This latter will cover application and technology assessment, and a research agenda for dependable embedded systems.