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The research results of DIRC are, of course, described in detail in peer-reviewed papers presented at conferences and published in journals. The aim of this page is to provide summaries of these results along with, where appropriate, links to the papers themselves and related web sites. The research summaries reflect work at different stages of maturity - some are completed work with extensive publications, others are exploratory studies and yet others are work that is still continuing.

The research themes include references to relevant research summaries.

The functioning of socio-technical systems  
Patterns of cooperative interaction Human-machine diversity: The mammography case study
Trust in Technology: A Socio-Technical Perspective (Book) Electronic patient records
Overview of healthcare research in DIRC Dynamic coalitions
Risk in financial systems Dependability as ordinary action
High reliability organisations Dependability and systems failure
system development processes  
Determining a specification from context Diagrammatic representations and dependability
Deployment "war stories" Configuration modelling and analysis
Co-realisation: Design in use Role of style in dependable interactive systems
Open source software Massive diversity in testing
Psychology and software development Diversity for SQL servers
Empirical research on spontaneous diversity in programs Probabilistic models of fault tolerant software development/use
Structuring evolution Cognitive conflicts
Vulnerability analysis  
Extending ethnography  
Development of ethnographic methods Ethnography and design
Scavenger: processing ethnographic data Process modelling in healthcare
Structuring ethnographic data Situation modelling
Cultural probes Classification
Standardisation and organisational knowledge  
Timing in socio-technical systems  
Timing and collaboration in the neonatal intensive care unit Using Cognitive Task Analysis in a Medical Setting
Time bands Time and context modelling
Time design: The analysis of subjective time Modelling time/accuracy trade-offs
Timing Analysis of real-time systems Knowing when to act
Dependability assessment and decision making  
Diverse dependability cases Analysing structure in dependability cases
Confidence in dependability cases Reuse in dependability cases
Issue Importance in Human Reliability Design  
security and privacy  
Human security Redundancy and diversity in security
E-voting: A question of trust  
Dependable assistive technology  
Net neighbours Managing risk in the homes of the frail elderly
Socially dependable design Evaluation of electronic assistive technology
Cognitive support for dementia Domestic dependability model
Designing software for elders  
dependable service-centric grid computing  
Modelling workflow behaviour Service composition
Service negotiation A generic mechanism for service fault tolerance
QoS ontology for service-based systems  

 

 

 

 
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