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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 16

Position Papers of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Proposal for simplified implementation of risk assessment method for measuring instruments

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2018F377

Citation: Position Papers of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 16, pages 4347 ()

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Abstract. Legal Metrology is the economic sector where measuring instruments subject to legal control (taximeters, electricity meters, etc.) are used. In this field, constant growth of Measuring Instruments using ICT technology is evident. For this reason, higher security requirements need to be imposed as stated by the relevant EU directives. Risk assessment is an additional security requirement for software, based on current regulations Directive 2014/31/EU and Directive 2014/32/EU (MID) that state: ``The documentation shall make it possible to assess the instrument's conformity to the relevant requirements and shall include an adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s).'' Several methods for risk assessment of software exist, but based on this statement above, it is necessary to find appropriate solutions for the realization of risk assessment for metrological software, on the base of its technical documentation. The Welmec Working Group 7 has developed a Risk Assessment method, based on international standards. But in this article a simpler method is proposed, aiming for advantages such as universality, simplicity and transparency, in contrast with already existing methods. The combination of these advantages in the proposed method will allow its simple understanding and implementation for all active stakeholders (both the Notified Bodies and the manufacturers).