An experimental evaluation of the understanding of safety compliance needs with models

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dc.contributor.author Vara González, José Luis de la
dc.contributor.author Marín, Beatriz
dc.contributor.author Ayora, Clara
dc.contributor.author Giachetti, Giovanni
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-25T15:33:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-25T15:33:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation de la Vara J.L., Marín B., Ayora C., Giachetti G. (2017). An experimental evaluation of the understanding of safety compliance needs with models. In: Mayr H., Guizzardi G., Ma H., Pastor O. (eds) Conceptual Modeling. ER 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10650. Springer, Cham
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-69903-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/26890
dc.description Proceedings of: 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2017, Valencia, Spain, November 6–9, 2017
dc.description.abstract Context: Most safety-critical systems have to fulfil compliance needs specified in safety standards. These needs can be difficult to understand from the text of the standards, and the use of conceptual models has been proposed as a solution. Goal: We aim to evaluate the understanding of safety compliance needs with models. Method: We have conducted an experiment to study the effectiveness, efficiency, and perceived benefits in understanding these needs, with text of safety standards and with UML object diagrams. Results: Sixteen Bachelor students participated in the experiment. Their average effectiveness in understanding compliance needs and their average efficiency were higher with models (17% and 15%, respectively). However, the difference is not statistically significant. The students found benefits in using models, but on average they are undecided about their ease of understanding. Conclusions: Although the results are not conclusive enough, they suggest that the use of models could improve the understanding of safety compliance needs.
dc.description.sponsorship The research leading to this paper has received funding from the AMASS project (H2020-ECSEL grant agreement no 692474; Spain’s MINECO ref. PCIN-2015-262) and the AMoDDI project (Ref. 11130583). We also thank the subjects that participated in the experiment.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer International Publishing AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lecture Notes In Computer Science
dc.rights © Springer International Publishing AG 2017
dc.subject.other safety-critical system
dc.subject.other safety standard
dc.subject.other safety compliance needs
dc.subject.other model
dc.subject.other understanding
dc.subject.other comprehension
dc.subject.other experiment
dc.title An experimental evaluation of the understanding of safety compliance needs with models
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/692474/EU/AMASS
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PCIN-2015-262/AMASS
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.relation.eventdate 6–9 November, 2017
dc.relation.eventplace Valencia
dc.relation.eventtitle 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2017)
dc.relation.eventtype proceeding
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 239
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 247
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Conceptual Modeling - 36th International Conference, ER 2017
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10650
dc.identifier.uxxi CC/0000027503
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