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I-SafE: An integrated safety engineering tool

: Antonino, Pablo; Velasco, David S.; Schneider, Daniel; Trapp, Mario; Reich, Jan


IFAC-PapersOnLine 48 (2015), No.7, pp.23-28
ISSN: 2405-8963
ISSN: 1474-6670
International Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems (DCDS) <5, 2015, Cancun>
Journal Article, Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IESE ()
safety analysis; safety requirement; software architecture; traceability; failure model

Traditionally, safety engineering has been a matter of tables and textual documents and even of pen and paper. Even in the age of computerization, this did has not really changed significantly, as the state of the practice in safety engineering is nowadays dominated by Excel sheets and Word files. Nevertheless, a range of computer-aided safety analysis and modeling techniques have emerged and are being put to good use. The problem here is, however, that there is a lack of profound integration between different safety artifacts on the one hand and the general engineering artifacts on the other hand. In addition, between the different safety analysis techniques and the regular engineering techniques, there is usually a range of different tools in use that are not really compatible with each other. To overcome this problem, we conceptualized and implemented an integrated multi-analyses and multi-viewpoint safety engineering tool that enables tight integration between different models within and across different engineering disciplines. This paper gives an overview of the main features of this tool.