What is the National CSR?
CSR - the Centre for Software Reliability - was established in 1982 by a group of specialists. CSR is concerned with achieving, assessing and assuring the dependability of software-based systems.
It is committed to encouraging:
- public awareness and debate concerning the expanding use of software in society
- development of the scientific, technological and engineering bases of software engineering, with emphasis on the understanding and use of sound measurement and experimental practice
- use of scientific and engineering principles in producing and evaluating software-based systems to ensure that they exhibit attributes such as safety, reliability, performance and security
- dissemination of the above principles and practices, and their embodiment in standards and educational courses.
These aims are achieved through such activities as:
- fostering clubs of individuals sharing relevant interest, currently
- the Software Reliability and Metrics Club
- the Safety Critical Systems Club
- holding conferences and workshops on relevant topics, run through the Clubs
- publishing and distributing texts to guide practitioners.
- participating in research and development relevant to software dependability. CSR research centres are based at