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SAFECAP domain language for reasoning about safety and capacity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alexei Iliasov, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD


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The on-going UK SAFECAP project develops modelling techniques and tools for improving railway capacity while ensuring that safety standards are maintained. This paper reports recent SAFECAP results on designing a Domain Specific Language (DSL) that will allow engineers to improve the node and junction capacity while guaranteeing operational safety. The SAFECAP DSL is introduced to define railway topology, its logical structure and signalling rules. The formal semantics of this graphical DSL, defined as part of our work, allows us to reason about system safety. The tooling environment, the SAFECAP Platform, offers graphical editing of railway schemas and an interface to a range of verification for ensuring railway operational safety. The work on extending the environment and its deployment in the railway sector continues with our SAFECAP partners: Invensys Rail and Swansea University.

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Author(s): Iliasov A, Romanovsky A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2012

Pages: 13

Print publication date: 01/09/2012

Source Publication Date: September 2012

Report Number: 1352

Institution: Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne