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Applications of Bayesian networks and Petri nets in safety, reliability, and risk assessments: A review (2019)
Journal Article
Kabir, S., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2019). Applications of Bayesian networks and Petri nets in safety, reliability, and risk assessments: A review. Safety science, 115, 154-175. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2019.02.009

System safety, reliability and risk analysis are important tasks that are performed throughout the system life-cycle to ensure the dependability of safety-critical systems. Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) approaches are comprehensive, structured... Read More

Fuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Yazdi, M., & Kabir, S. (2018). Fuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 1-30. doi:10.1080/10807039.2018.1493679

Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) approaches systematically evaluate the likelihood, impacts, and risk of adverse events. QRA using fault tree analysis (FTA) is based on the assumptions that failure events have crisp probabilities and they are stati... Read More

Uncertainty-aware dynamic reliability analysis framework for complex systems (2018)
Journal Article
Kabir, S., Yazdi, M., Aizpurua, J. I., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2018). Uncertainty-aware dynamic reliability analysis framework for complex systems. IEEE access : practical innovations, open solutions, 6, doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2843166. ISSN 2169-3536

Critical technological systems exhibit complex dynamic characteristics such as time-dependent behaviour, functional dependencies among events, sequencing and priority of causes that may alter the effects of failure. Dynamic fault trees (DFTs) have be... Read More

A review of applications of fuzzy sets to safety and reliability engineering (2018)
Journal Article
Kabir, S., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2018). A review of applications of fuzzy sets to safety and reliability engineering. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 100, (29-55). doi:10.1016/j.ijar.2018.05.005. ISSN 0888-613X

Safety and reliability are rigorously assessed during the design of dependable systems. Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) processes are comprehensive, structured and logical methods widely used for this purpose. PRA approaches include, but not limi... Read More

An overview of the approaches for automotive safety integrity levels allocation (2018)
Journal Article
Gheraibia, Y., Kabir, S., Djafri, K., & Krimou, H. (2018). An overview of the approaches for automotive safety integrity levels allocation. Journal of failure analysis and prevention, 18(3), (707-720). doi:10.1007/s11668-018-0466-9. ISSN 1547-7029

ISO 26262, titled Road Vehicles–Functional Safety, is the new automotive functional safety standard for passenger vehicle industry. In order to accomplish the goal of designing and developing dependable automotive systems, ISO 26262 uses the concept... Read More

Model-based assessment of energy-efficiency, dependability, and cost-effectiveness of waste heat recovery systems onboard ship (2018)
Journal Article
Lampe, J., Rüde, E., Papadopoulos, Y., & Kabir, S. (2018). Model-based assessment of energy-efficiency, dependability, and cost-effectiveness of waste heat recovery systems onboard ship. Ocean engineering, 157, (234-250). doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.03.062. ISSN 0029-8018

Technological systems are not merely designed with a narrow function in mind. Good designs typically aim at reducing operational costs, e.g. through achieving high energy efficiency and improved dependability (i.e. reliability, availability and maint... Read More

Dynamic system safety analysis in HiP-HOPS with Petri Nets and Bayesian Networks (2018)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., & Kabir, S. (2018). Dynamic system safety analysis in HiP-HOPS with Petri Nets and Bayesian Networks. Safety science, 105, (55-70). doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2018.02.001. ISSN 0925-7535

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Dynamic systems exhibit time-dependent behaviours and complex functional dependencies amongst their components. Therefore, to capture the full system failure behaviour, it is not enough to simply determine the consequences of diff... Read More

A fuzzy Bayesian network approach for risk analysis in process industries (2017)
Journal Article
Yazdi, M., & Kabir, S. (2017). A fuzzy Bayesian network approach for risk analysis in process industries. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 111, (507-519). doi:10.1016/j.psep.2017.08.015. ISSN 0957-5820

Fault tree analysis is a widely used method of risk assessment in process industries. However, the classical fault tree approach has its own limitations such as the inability to deal with uncertain failure data and to consider statistical dependence... Read More

A model-based extension to HiP-HOPS for dynamic fault propagation studies (2017)
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Kabir, S., Papadopoulos, Y., Parker, D., Walker, M., Aizpurua, J. I., Lampe, J., & Rüde, E. (2017). A model-based extension to HiP-HOPS for dynamic fault propagation studies. Lecture notes in computer science, 10437 LNCS, (163-178). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64119-5_11. ISSN 0302-9743

HiP-HOPS is a model-based approach for assessing the dependability of safety-critical systems. The method combines models, logic, probabilities and nature-inspired algorithms to provide advanced capabilities for design optimisation, requirement alloc... Read More

An overview of fault tree analysis and its application in model based dependability analysis (2017)
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Kabir, S. (2017). An overview of fault tree analysis and its application in model based dependability analysis. Expert Systems with Applications, 77, (114-135). doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2017.01.058. ISSN 0957-4174

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a well-established and well-understood technique, widely used for dependability evaluation of a wide range of systems. Although many extensions of fault trees have been proposed, they suffer from a variety of shortcomings... Read More

Fuzzy temporal fault tree analysis of dynamic systems (2016)
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Kabir, S., Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Rüde, E., & Securius, P. (2016). Fuzzy temporal fault tree analysis of dynamic systems. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 77, (20-37). doi:10.1016/j.ijar.2016.05.006. ISSN 0888-613X

Fault tree analysis (FTA) is a powerful technique that is widely used for evaluating system safety and reliability. It can be used to assess the effects of combinations of failures on system behaviour but is unable to capture sequence dependent dynam... Read More

A synthesis of logic and bio-inspired techniques in the design of dependable systems (2016)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Parker, D., Sharvia, S., Bottaci, L., Kabir, S., …Sorokos, I. (2016). A synthesis of logic and bio-inspired techniques in the design of dependable systems. Annual Reviews in Control, 41, 170-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arcontrol.2016.04.008

Much of the development of model-based design and dependability analysis in the design of dependable systems, including software intensive systems, can be attributed to the application of advances in formal logic and its application to fault forecast... Read More

Quantitative evaluation of Pandora Temporal Fault Trees via Petri Nets (2015)
Journal Article
Kabir, S., Papadopoulos, Y., & Walker, M. (2015). Quantitative evaluation of Pandora Temporal Fault Trees via Petri Nets. IFAC postprint volumes IPPV / International Federation of Automatic Control, 48(21), 458-463. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.09.569

© 2015, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Using classical combinatorial fault trees, analysts are able to assess the effects of combinations of failures on system behaviour but are unab... Read More

Model-based dependability analysis : state-of-the-art, challenges and future outlook (2015)
Book Chapter
Kabir, S., Papadopoulos, Y., Sharvia, S., & Walker, M. (2015). Model-based dependability analysis : state-of-the-art, challenges and future outlook. In I. Mistrik, N. Ali, B. Tekinerdogan, R. Soley, & J. Grundy (Eds.), Software Quality Assurance: In Large Scale and Complex Software-intensive Systems, 251-278. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-802301-3.00012-0

Abstract: Over the past two decades, the study of model-based dependability analysis has gathered significant research interest. Different approaches have been developed to automate and address various limitations of classical dependability technique... Read More

A safety analysis approach to clinical workflows : application and evaluation (2014)
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Gordon, N., Kabir, S., Sharvia, S., Walker, M., & Al-Qora’n, L. (in press). A safety analysis approach to clinical workflows : application and evaluation. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 4(3), 82-91. doi:10.14569/SpecialIssue.2014.040310

Clinical workflows are safety critical workflows as they have the potential to cause harm or death to patients. Their safety needs to be considered as early as possible in the development process. Effective safety analysis methods are required to ens... Read More

Reliability analysis of dynamic systems by translating temporal fault trees into Bayesian networks (2014)
Book Chapter
Kabir, S., Walker, M., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2013). Reliability analysis of dynamic systems by translating temporal fault trees into Bayesian networks. In Model-Based Safety and Assessment; Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 96-109. Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12214-4_8

Classical combinatorial fault trees can be used to assess combinations of failures but are unable to capture sequences of faults, which are important in complex dynamic systems. A number of proposed techniques extend fault tree analysis for dynamic s... Read More

Quantification of temporal fault trees based on fuzzy set theory (2014)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kabir, S., Walker, M., & Edifor, E. (2014). Quantification of temporal fault trees based on fuzzy set theory. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 286, (255-264). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07013-1_24. ISSN 2194-5357

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Fault tree analysis (FTA) has been modified in different ways to make it capable of performing quantitative and qualitative safety analysis with temporal gates, thereby overcoming its limitation i... Read More