8 years 6 months ago
Characterizing the Chain of Evidence for Software Safety Cases: A Conceptual Model Based on the IEC 61508 Standard
— Increasingly, licensing and safety regulatory bodies require the suppliers of software-intensive, safety-critical systems to provide an explicit software safety case – a stru...
Rajwinder Kaur Panesar-Walawege, Mehrdad Sabetzade...
99views more  FUIN 2007»
8 years 8 months ago
Tutorial Examples of the Semantic Approach to Foundational Proof-Carrying Code
Proof-carryingcode provides a mechanism for insuring that a host, or code consumer, can safely run code delivered by a code producer. The host specifies a safety policy as a set o...
Amy P. Felty
109views more  JAIR 2008»
8 years 8 months ago
Modular Reuse of Ontologies: Theory and Practice
In this paper, we propose a set of tasks that are relevant for the modular reuse of ontologies. In order to formalize these tasks as reasoning problems, we introduce the notions o...
Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks, Yevgeny Kazako...
112views more  CTW 2006»
8 years 8 months ago
Cross border railway operations: improving safety at cultural interfaces
Organizations with different cultures will be increasingly required to interface with each other as legislation is introduced to ensure the interoperability of railway systems acr...
S. O. Johnsen, J. Vatn, R. Rosness, I. A. Herrera
68views Education» more  CORR 2008»
8 years 8 months ago
Impact of Vehicular Communications Security on Transportation Safety
Transportation safety, one of the main driving forces of the development of vehicular communication (VC) systems, relies on high-rate safety messaging (beaconing). At the same time...
Panos Papadimitratos, Giorgio Calandriello, Jean-P...
8 years 9 months ago
A Pragmatic Approach to Reasoning about the Assurance of Safety Arguments
The development of safety critical systems is guided by standards. Many standards require the development of a safety case to demonstrate the acceptability of Safety Critical Syst...
Rob Weaver, Jane Fenn, Tim Kelly
8 years 9 months ago
Measuring Safety: Applying PSM to the System Safety Domain
Preliminary work on the development of measures appropriate for the safety domain is reported. Measures are expressed in the style of the Practical Software and Systems Measuremen...
John Murdoch, Graham Clark, Antony Powell, Paul Ca...
8 years 9 months ago
Engineering Judgement
Engineers who develop safety-related systems are required to work to remarkably high standards: SIL 1, the lowest classification recognised by the international standard IEC 61508...
Martyn Thomas
8 years 9 months ago
Improved Acquisition Processes for Safety-Critical Systems in the Australian Department of Defence
This paper describes recently developed policy and procedures for safety management during system acquisition within the Australian government's Defence Materiel Organisation...
Peter A. Lindsay
152views Communications» more  FIW 2007»
8 years 9 months ago
Considering Safety and Feature Interactions for Integrated Services of Home Network System
Assuring safety in the home network system (HNS) is a crucial issue to guarantee high quality of life. In this position paper, we first review our previous work, formulating three...
Ben Yan