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Reliability and Availability Engineering: Modeling, Analysis, and Applications by Kishor S. Trivedi and Andrea Bobbio. 2017 (ISBN 9781107099500)

Volume 15, Number 4, April 2019, pp. 1263-1264
DOI: 10.23940/ijpe.19.04.p22.12631264

Reviewers: Xiwei Qiu and Yuanshun Dai

School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 610054, China

(Submitted on February 20, 2019; Revised on March 15, 2019; Accepted on April 10, 2019)


This book provides systemic and comprehensive treatment of reliability and availability (i.e., dependability) models of complex computing, communication, and network systems. It will be known as not only a classic textbook for any scholar who studies dependability modeling and analysis but also a technical reference for any engineer who develops dependability assurance techniques. This book is divided into six parts: 'Part I. Introduction', 'Part II. Non-state-space models (combinatorial models)', 'Part III. State-space models with exponential distributions', 'Part IV. State-space models with non-exponential distributions', 'Part V. Multi-level models', and 'Part VI. Case studies'. Some parts are further sub-divided into chapters. Thus, the book is well-organized so that readers can easily and explicitly find pertinent approaches and methods and understand how to solve a concrete problem of dependability modeling, evaluation, and analysis. We believe this book makes significant contributions to dependability engineering, as detailed below:



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