Reliability of Expert Systems

Erik Hollnagel

Ph.D., Professor, Professor Emeritus


Hollnagel, E. (Ed.) (1989) The reliability of expert systems. Chichester: Ellis Horwood Limited.


This book is the result of a one-day seminar on 'Safety and Risks in the Use of Expert Systems' which was held in Copenhagen on May 19th, 1988. The idea to have a seminar about this topic evolved from the discussions in the 'Sub-committee for Computer Systems' working under the auspices of the 'Committee on Risk Assessment'. The 'Committee on Risk Assessment' was appointed by a resolution in the Council of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences in February 1985 and started its work in June the same year - so far for a period of three plus one years - with the following terms of reference:

  • The object of the Committee is to promote risk assessment research and the application of its results in Denmark.
  • During fulfilment of this object, the Committee must initiate and co-ordinate research projects and co-ordinate the exchange of information between