An Unified Meta-model for Trustworthy Systems Engineering

  • Eric Verhulst
  • Bernhard H. C. Sputh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7613)


This paper describes the theoretical principles and associated meta-model of a unified trustworthy systems engineering approach. Guiding principles are “unified semantics” and “interacting entities”. Proof of concept projects have shown that the approach is valid for any type of process, also non technical engineering ones. The meta-model was used as a guideline to develop the GoedelWorks internet based platform supporting the process view (focused on requirements engineering), the modelling process view as well as the workplan development view. Of particular interest is the integration of the ASIL process, an automotive safety engineering process that was developed to cover multiple safety standards.


unified semantics interacting entities systems engineering safety engineering systems grammar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Verhulst
    • 1
  • Bernhard H. C. Sputh
    • 1
  1. 1.Altreonic NVLindenBelgium

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