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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 18 Issue 2, June 1986

Software safety: why, what, and how
Nancy G. Leveson
Pages: 125-163
DOI: 10.1145/7474.7528
Software safety issues become important when computers are used to control real-time, safety-critical processes. This survey attempts to explain why there is a problem, what the problem is, and what is known about how to solve it. Since this is...

The effect of a priori views on the social implications of computing: the case of office automation
R. A. Hirschheim
Pages: 165-195
DOI: 10.1145/7474.7476
Office automation impact has received considerable attention in the literature recently. Unfortunately, that which has appeared is diverse and contradictory. The relevant literature is reviewed, summarized, and placed in a framework containing...

A logical design methodology for relational databases using the extended entity-relationship model
Toby J. Teorey, Dongqing Yang, James P. Fry
Pages: 197-222
DOI: 10.1145/7474.7475
A database design methodology is defined for the design of large relational databases. First, the data requirements are conceptualized using an extended entity-relationship model, with the extensions being additional semantics such as ternary...