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Facilitating Automated Compliance Checking of Processes in the Safety-critical Context


Publication Type:

Journal article


Electronic Communications of the EASST


In some domains, the applicable safety standards prescribe process-related requirements. Essential pieces of evidence for compliance assessment with such standards are the compliance justifications of the process plans used to engineer systems. These justifications should show that the process plans are produced in accordance with the prescribed requirements. However, providing the required evidence may be time-consuming and error-prone since safety standards are large, natural language-based documents with hundreds of requirements. Besides, a company may have many safety-critical-related processes to be examined.In this paper, we propose a novel approach that combines process modeling and compliance checking capabilities. Our approach aims at facilitating the analysis required to conclude whether the model of a process plan corresponds to a model with compliant states. Hitherto, our proposed methodology has been evaluated with academic examples that show the potential benefits of its use.


@article{Castellanos Ardila5706,
author = {Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila and Barbara Gallina and Faiz Ul Muram},
title = {Facilitating Automated Compliance Checking of Processes in the Safety-critical Context},
editor = {Falk Howar, Anna-Lena Lamprecht},
volume = {078},
month = {December},
year = {2019},
journal = {Electronic Communications of the EASST},
url = {}