Responsibility modelling for risk analysis

Russell Lock, Tim Storer, Ian Sommerville, Gordon Baxter

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This paper proposes a novel approach to systems modelling based on responsibilities. The approach is designed to help users identify and analyse the hazards and associated risks that can arise in complex socio-technical systems that span organisational boundaries. Through a case study this paper shows how the technique can identify the vulnerabilities that may arise because human, organisational or technological agents fail to discharge the responsibilities assigned to them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReliability, risk and safety: theory and applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, 7-10 September 2009
EditorsRadim Bris, Carlos Guedes Soares, Sebastián Martorell
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-85975-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-55509-8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2010


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