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investigation she and Clark Turner con- ducted [6) into the Therac-25. 5. As a postscript, currently the primary business of AECL is the design and installation of nuclear reactors. References [1) Brooks, Frederick P. The Mythical Man Month, 20th Anniversary Edition . Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995. [2) Parnas, David L., A. John van Schouwen, and Shu Po Kwan. "Evaluation of Safety-Critical Software," Communications of the ACM, June 1990, pp. 636-648. [3) McConnell, Steve. After the Gold Rush: Creating a True Profession of Software Engineering. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1999. [4) Leveson, Nancy G. Safeware: System Safety and Computers. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995. [5) Leveson, Nancy G. "Appendix A, Medical Devices: The Therac-25 Story," Safeware: System Safety and Computers. Reading, MA: Addison- Wesley, 1995, pp. 515-553. [6) Leveson, Nancy G. and ClarkS. Turner. "An Investigation of the Therac-25 Accidents," IEEE Computer, July 1993, pp. 18-41 . [7] Jacques-Louis Lions. "Ariane 5, Flight 501 Failure, Report of the Inquiry Board." www.esrin.esa.itlhtdocsltidcl Press! Press96/ ariane5rep. html. [8) "Mars Climate Orbiter, Mishap Investigation Board, Phase I Report." NASA, November 10, 1999. [9) "Mars Climate Orbiter Failure Board Releases Report, Numerous NASA Actions Underway in Response." NASA Press release, November 10, 1999, mars.;pl.nasa.govlmsp98/news/mco991 110.html. [1 OJ "Report on the Loss of the Mars Polar Lander and Deep Space 2 Missions." JPL, March 22, 2000. [11) "Mars Program, Independent Assessment Team, Summary Report." NASA, March 14, 2000. [12) Leveson. Nancy G., "Software Safety in Embedded Computer Systems," Communications of the ACM, February 1991' pp. 35-46. 40 NOVEMBER 2000 Embedded Systems Programming

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