Big Data Risk Analysis for rail safety?

C. van Gulijk, Peter Hughes, M. Figueres-Esteban, M. Dacre, C. Harrison

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Computer scientists believe that the enormous amounts of data in the internet will unchain a management revolution of uncanny proportions. Yet, to date, the potential benefit of this revolution is scantily investigated for safety and risk management. This paper gives a brief overview of a research programme that investigates how the new internet-driven data-revolution could benefit safety and risk management for railway safety in the UK. The paper gives a brief overview the current activities in this programme and infers whether big-data techniques provide a sensible addition to the safety and risk sciences. The overview shows that there is added value for introducing these techniques in the safety and risk domain but serious challenges need to be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138028791
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event25th European Safety and Reliability Conference: Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


Conference25th European Safety and Reliability Conference
Abbreviated titleESREL 2015


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