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Towards Cloud-Based Enactment of Safety-Related Processes

  • Sami AlajramiEmail author
  • Barbara Gallina
  • Irfan Sljivo
  • Alexander Romanovsky
  • Petter Isberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9922)

Abstract

Engineering safety-critical systems is a complex task which involves multiple stakeholders. It requires shared and scalable computation to systematically involve geographically distributed teams. The paper proposes a model-driven cloud-based enactment architecture automating safety-critical processes. This work adapts our previous work on cloud-based software engineering by enriching the architecture with an automatic support for generation of both, product-based safety arguments from failure logic analysis results and process-based arguments from the process model and the enactment data. The approach is demonstrated using a fragment of a process adapted from the aerospace domain.

Keywords

Safety process enactment Argumentation Cloud computing 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sami Alajrami
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barbara Gallina
    • 2
  • Irfan Sljivo
    • 2
  • Alexander Romanovsky
    • 1
  • Petter Isberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Mälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden

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