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Enabling Compliance Checking against Safety Standards from SPEM 2.0 Process Models


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


The Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications


Compliance with process-based safety standards may imply the provision of a safety plan and its corresponding compliance justification. The provision of this justification is time-consuming since it requires that the process engineer checks the fulfillment of hundred of requirements by taking into account the evidence provided by the process entities. Available methodologies and their implemented tools can be used to automate this checking and provide a compliance report that can be part of the justification to be scrutinized by the safety auditor. In this paper, we explain our compliance checking vision for supporting the process engineer, in which the interaction between SPEM 2.0 (Software & Systems Process Engineering Metamodel) and Regorous (a tool-supported methodology for compliance checking) is established. Then, we focus on SPEM 2.0 to identify mechanisms to provide the minimal set of elements required to be processed by Regorous and describe how to implement them in EPF Composer. We also illustrate these mechanisms by modeling a simple example from ISO 26262 and show how a compliance report can be used to trace unfulfilled requirements.


@inproceedings{Castellanos Ardila5113,
author = {Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila and Barbara Gallina and Faiz Ul Muram},
title = {Enabling Compliance Checking against Safety Standards from SPEM 2.0 Process Models},
month = {August},
year = {2018},
booktitle = {The Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications },
url = {}