Representation of safety standards with semantic technologies used in industrial environments

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Understanding and following safety standards with their text can be difficult. Ambiguity and inconsistency, among other issues, can easily arise. As a solution, several authors argue for the explicit representation of the standards with models, which can be created with semantic technologies such as ontologies. However, this possibility has received little attention. The few authors that have addressed it have also only dealt with a subset of safety standard aspects and have used technologies not usually applied for critical systems engineering. As a first step towards addressing these issues, this position paper presents our initial work on the representation of safety standards with Knowledge Manager, a tool used in industrial environments that exploits semantic technologies to manage domain information. The proposal also builds on prior work on the specification of safety compliance needs with a holistic generic metamodel. We describe how to use Knowledge Manager to specify the concepts and relationships of the metamodel for a given safety standard, and discuss the application and benefits of the corresponding representation.
Proceedings of: 36th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, (SAFECOMP 2017). Trento, Italy, September 13-15, 2017
Safety-critical system, Safety standard, Representation of safety standards, Ontology, Model, Knowledge Manager
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Vara J.L. de la, Gómez Á., Gallego E., Génova G., Fraga A. (2017) Representation of Safety Standards with Semantic Technologies Used in Industrial Environments. In: Tonetta S., Schoitsch E., Bitsch F. (eds) Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security. SAFECOMP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10489. Springer, Cham