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A hierarchical method for the reduction of temporal expressions in Pandora (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, Y., & Walker, M. (2010). A hierarchical method for the reduction of temporal expressions in Pandora. doi:10.1145/1772630.1772634

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a popular safety analysis technique used to determine the logical combination of events needed to cause a particular system failure. However, FTA is purely combinatorial and cannot analyse the effects of sequences of even... Read More

Automatic allocation of safety integrity levels (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Reiser, M., Weber, M., Chen, D., Törngren, M., …Sandberg, A. (2010). Automatic allocation of safety integrity levels. doi:10.1145/1772643.1772646

In this paper, we describe a concept for the automatic allocationof general Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) to subsystems andcomponents of complex hierarchical networked architectures thatdeliver sets of safety critical functions. The concept is gener... Read More

Capture and reuse of composable failure patterns (2010)
Journal Article
Wolforth, I., Walker, M., Papadopoulos, Y., & Grunske, L. (2010). Capture and reuse of composable failure patterns. International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems, 1(1/2/3), 128-147. doi:10.1504/IJCCBS.2010.031710

Emerging safety analysis techniques use composition of failure models or fault simulation in formal models of a system to determine relationships between the causes and effects of failure. Most recent work has focused on developing system modelling a... Read More

Dynamic effect of perfect preventive maintenance on system reliability and cost using HiP-HOPS (2010)
Journal Article
Nggada, S. H., Parker, D. J., & Papadopoulos, Y. I. (2010). Dynamic effect of perfect preventive maintenance on system reliability and cost using HiP-HOPS. IFAC postprint volumes IPPV / International Federation of Automatic Control, 43(17), 204-209. doi:10.3182/20100908-3-pt-3007.00039

The occurrence of failure in a safety critical engineering system can be reduced through the use of preventive maintenance (PM). Each time a component of the system is maintained its effective age is reduced; the extent of this age reduction depends... Read More

Engineering failure analysis and design optimisation with HiP-HOPS (2010)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Parker, D., Rüde, E., Hamann, R., Uhlig, A., …Lien, R. (2011). Engineering failure analysis and design optimisation with HiP-HOPS. Engineering Failure Analysis, 18(2), 590-608. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2010.09.025

The scale and complexity of computer-based safety critical systems, like those used in the transport and manufacturing industries, pose significant challenges for failure analysis. Over the last decade, research has focused on automating this task. I... Read More

A translation of state machines to temporal fault trees (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Papadopoulos, Y., Mahmud, N., & Walker, M. (2010). A translation of state machines to temporal fault trees. doi:10.1109/dsnw.2010.5542620

State Machines (SMs) are increasingly being used to gain a better understanding of the failure behaviour of safety-critical systems. In dependability analysis, SMs are translated to other models, such as Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets (GSPNs) or c... Read More

Generalizable safety annotations for specification of failure patterns (2010)
Journal Article
Papadopoulos, Y., Walker, M., Grunske, L., & Wolforth, I. (2010). Generalizable safety annotations for specification of failure patterns. Software: Practice and Experience, 40(5), 453-483. doi:10.1002/spe.966

Components in programmable systems often exhibit patterns of failure that are independent of function or system context. In this paper, we show that it is possible to capture, and reuse where appropriate, such patterns for the purposes of system safe... Read More

Extending HiP-HOPS with Capabilities of Planning Preventative Maintenance (2010)
Book Chapter
Parker, D., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2010). Extending HiP-HOPS with Capabilities of Planning Preventative Maintenance. In M. Sarrafzadeh, & P. Petratos (Eds.), Strategic Advantage of Computing Information Systems in Enterprise Management, 231 - 245. ATINER

An effective preventive maintenance (PM) policy for components of an engineering system slows down the rate at which component fatigue accumulates, thereby minimising the occurrence of component failure. The benefit of PM at system level is improveme... Read More