Safety vs. Sustainability Design: Analogies, Differences and Potential Synergies

Guillermo Rodriguez-Navas, Leticia Duboc, Stefanie Betz, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Birgit Penzenstadler, Colin C. Venters

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The idea that there are important parallels between safety and sustainability and that software engineers might be able to take lessons learned from safety and apply them to sustainability has been voiced and initially explored before. This paper extends the analysis of similarities, differences, and potential synergies between the two concepts, according to four different dimensions of these domains: systemicity, complexity, certification and social perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2015
Event4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems co-located with the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 24 Aug 201524 Aug 2015
Conference number: 4 / 23


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