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Formal Contract Logic Based Patterns for Facilitating Compliance Checking against ISO 26262


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


1st Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance



ISO 26262 demands a confirmation review of the safety plan, which includes the compliance checking of planned processes against safety requirements. Formal Contract Logic (FCL), a logic-based language stemming from business compliance, provides means to formalize normative requirements enabling automatic compliance checking. However, formalizing safety requirements in FCL requires skills, which cannot be taken for granted. In this paper, we provide a set of ISO 26262-specific FCL compliance patterns to facilitate rules formalization. First, we identify and define the patterns, based on Dwyer' et al.'s specification patterns style. Then, we instantiate the patterns to illustrate their applicability. Finally, we sketch conclusions and future work.


@inproceedings{Castellanos Ardila4970,
author = {Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila and Barbara Gallina},
title = {Formal Contract Logic Based Patterns for Facilitating Compliance Checking against ISO 26262},
editor = {V{\'\i}ctor Rodr{\'\i}guez-Doncel, Pompeu Casanovas, Jorge Gonz{\'a}lez-Conejero},
month = {January},
year = {2018},
booktitle = {1st Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance},
publisher = {},
url = {}