Functional Safety

Automotive System Safety Europe

 I will be speaking at the Automotive System Safety Europe conference in Berlin at November 29th, 2016. In my talk I will give some insides about how freedom from interference can be achieved in automotive systems. I will also discuss best practices on how to deal with mixed ASIL architectures and how freedom from interference can be …

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1st International Conference Automotive Embedded Systems

I’m happy to announce that I will chair the 1st International Conference Automotive Embedded Systems. The Automotive Embedded Systems conference focuses on the challenges of nowadays automotive software and systems development. The conference will be held from 25 – 27 February 2014 at the Lindner Hotel Airport, Düsseldorf, Germany. We will discuss emerging trends in automotive …

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Functional Safety Book recommendation: Design and Safety Assessment of Critical Systems

I have updated my list of literature on functional safety with the book of Marco Bozzano et al.. The book is a very well written introduction into the topic of safety assessment and functional safety and I can recommend it for readers on beginner levels as well as for functional safety experts that want learn more about formal …

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Causality Checking for Complex System Models (Talk at VMCAI 2013)

I gave a talk on causality checking for complex system models at the VMCAI 2013 conference in Rome, Italy. The slides of my talk are available here. Abstract: With the increasing growth of the size and complexity of modern safety-critical systems, the demand for model based engineering methods that both help in architecting such systems …

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Functional Safety Literature / Books (ISO 26262, IEC 61508)

A collection of books discussing functional safety according to IEC61508 and ISO26262. English: Design and Safety Assessment of Critical Systems (recommended) by Marco Bozzano and Adolfo VillafioritaShort Description (source: amazon.com): Safety-critical systems, by definition those systems whose failure can cause catastrophic results for people, the environment, and the economy, are becoming increasingly complex both in their functionality …

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QuantUM: Safety Analysis of Complex System and Software Architectures

The last few months I had not much time to blog, but today I want to write about a current research project I’m involved in. The QuantUM Approach When developing a safety-critical system it is essential to obtain an assessment of different design alternatives. In particular, an early safety assessment of the architectural design of …

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