Information-based risk assessment software architecture

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Effective system management requires a thorough understanding of risks. As more systems depend on software to provide their functionalities, the need to assess the contribution of software to the risks of such systems becomes inevitable. This paper presents a framework for developing a risk assessment tool that aims to assist users in identifying hazards and risks associated with software and their impacts on its entire system and environment. Our approach employs several modules based on relevant information about the system conditions and environments, a holistic view of a specific application system, hardware fault models, and a library of software component risk profiles. We describe the framework architecture that integrates these information-based modules with inference and task modules to support automated reasoning for risk assessment and analysis. The paper discusses our ongoing preliminary research including the detailed architecture of the proposed framework, its components and utilization, and future directions of this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEMC 2005
Subtitle of host publication2005 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
EventIEMC 2005: 2005 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Duration: Sep 11 2005Sep 13 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE International Engineering Management Conference


ConferenceIEMC 2005: 2005 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference
CitySt. John's, Newfoundland


  • Information and knowledge-based systems
  • Risk assessment and risk analysis tools
  • Software safety


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