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By Hermann Kopetz (auth.), Cliff B. Jones, John L. Lloyd (eds.)

This Festschrift quantity, released in honor of Brian Randell at the party of his seventy fifth birthday, features a overall of 37 refereed contributions. biographical papers are through the six invited papers that have been offered on the convention 'Dependable and ancient Computing: The Randell Tales', held in the course of April 7-8, 2011 at Newcastle collage, united kingdom. the remainder contributions are authored through former clinical colleagues of Brian Randell.

The papers specialize in the center of Brian Randell’s paintings: the improvement of computing technology and the learn of its historical past. furthermore, his wider pursuits are mirrored and so the gathering includes papers on software program engineering, garage fragmentation, laptop structure, programming languages and dependability. there's even a paper that echoes Randell’s love of maps.

After an early profession with English electrical after which with IBM in big apple and California, Brian Randell joined Newcastle college. His major learn has been on in charge computing in all its varieties, specially reliability, security and safety features, and he has led numerous significant eu collaborative projects.

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