Using Belief Degree-Distributed Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Safety Culture Assessment

  • Da Ruan
  • Lusine Mkrtchyan
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 124)


Safety Culture describes how safety issues are managed within an enterprise. In this paper we describe a prototype for safety culture assessment using Belief Degree Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. Our approach discusses how to assess safety culture within an organization, and find out the main factors that need to be changed to reach a strong safety culture. Fuzzy Cognitive Maps have been used in many application fields were decision making process is related with uncertainty, vague and incomplete information. Belief Degree Distributed Fuzzy Cognitive Maps provide more flexibility and freedom for experts to give their assessments by different data structures.


Linguistic Term Safety Culture External Expert Belief Structure Crisp Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Da Ruan
    • 1
  • Lusine Mkrtchyan
    • 1
  1. 1.The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN)MolBelgium

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