Bernd Sieker

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is currently being tested and partially deployed for use in supply-chain and retail-shop management at the item level. It is seen as a means to enhance efficiency and introduce new functionality in products such as intelligent fridges or washing machines, who may query their contents. However, concern has(More)
There is a major question of how to perform an accurate risk analysis of systems with software-based components (often subsumed under the rubric electrical/electronic/programmable-electronic, or E/E/PE systems). There is a consensus amongst senior scientists and engineers, backed by rigorous statistical reasoning, that developing systems by ‘the usual(More)
Human error in commercial aviation has recently come again to the fore in three accidents, all within a month of one another in February and March 2009. We focus on a take-off accident in Melbourne. Various tasks involved in pre-flight cockpit preparation are crucial, but vulnerable to error, which may be caused by such phenomena as third-party(More)
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