Dependability Management in Automated Border Control

Toni Ahonen, Laura Salmela

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    Expanding ABC deployments place dependability management at the forefront of system development. Current literature on immigration-related biometric applications is extensive and encompasses a wide range of perspectives to the technology and its application in different settings. However, issues associated with system reliability in terms of availability performance have received limited attention. Depending on the number of e-Gates, passenger volumes and set capacity levels, the failure of even a single e-Gate may significantly impact service availability and hamper passenger experience at a particular site. This paper addresses the practical relevance of systematic dependability management in automated border control. Depandability management has to form a strongly structured yet an integrated entity in the whole ABC development process. It supports the optimisation of border control capacity with respect to manual and e-service and other resources. Dependability management enables cost-effective operation for both system suppliers, maintenance suppliers, and most importantly, system owners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2nd Global Conference and Exhibition on future developments of Automated Border Control (ABC) - Warsaw, Poland
    Duration: 10 Oct 201311 Oct 2013


    Conference2nd Global Conference and Exhibition on future developments of Automated Border Control (ABC)


    • automated border control
    • dependability management
    • reliability
    • availability
    • maintainability


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