AMASS - Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems



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Embedded systems have significantly increased in technical complexity towards open, interconnected systems. This has exacerbated the problem of ensuring dependability in the presence of human, environmental and technological risks. The rise of complex Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) has led to many initiatives to promote reuse and automation of labor-intensive activities. Two large-scale projects are OPENCOSS and SafeCer, which dealt with assurance and certification of software-intensive critical systems using incremental and model-based approaches. OPENCOSS defined a Common Certification Language (CCL), unifying concepts from different industries to build a harmonized approach to reduce time and cost overheads, via facilitating the reuse of certification assets. SafeCer developed safety-oriented process lines, a component model, contract-based verification techniques, and process/product-based model-driven safety certification for compositional development and certification of CPSs. 

AMASS ( will create and consolidate a de-facto European-wide assurance and certification open tool platform, ecosystem and self-sustainable community spanning the largest CPS vertical markets. We will start by combining and evolving the OPENCOSS and SafeCer technological solutions towards end-user validated tools, and will enhance and perform further research into new areas not covered by those projects. The ultimate aim is to lower certification costs in face of rapidly changing product features and market needs. This will be achieved by establishing a novel holistic and reuse-oriented approach for architecture-driven assurance (fully compatible with standards e.g. AUTOSAR and IMA), multi-concern assurance (compliance demonstration, impact analyses, and compositional assurance of security and safety aspects), and for seamless interoperability between assurance/certification and engineering activities along with third-party activities (external assessments, supplier assurance). 

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Quantitative Evaluation of Tailoring within SPICE-compliant Security-informed Safety-oriented Process Lines (Aug 2019)
Barbara Gallina
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process - EuroSPI Special Issue (JSEP-EuroSPI-SI)

Opportunities for Software Reuse in an Uncertain World: From Past to Emerging Trends (Aug 2019)
Rafael Capilla , Barbara Gallina, Carlos Cetina , John Favaro
JSEP-ICSR'18-Special Issue (JSEP-ICSR'18-SI)

Co-engineering of security and safety life-cycles for engineering security-informed safety-critical automotive systems in compliance with SAE J3061 and ISO 26262 (Jun 2019)
Barbara Gallina, Muhammad Atif Javed, Helmut Martin, Robert Bramberger
24th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (Ada-Europe-2019)

A Tool-supported Model-based Method for Facilitating the EN50129-compliant Safety Approval Process (Jun 2019)
Faiz UL Muram , Barbara Gallina, Samina Kanwal
3rd International Conference Reliability, Safety and Security of Railway Systems: Modelling, Analysis, Verification and Certification (RSS-Rail-2019)

Constructing Product-Line Safety Cases from Contract-Based Specifications (Apr 2019)
Damir Nesic , Mattias Nyberg , Barbara Gallina
The 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC'19)

Towards Variant Management and Change Impact Analysis in Safety-oriented Process-Product Lines (Apr 2019)
Muhammad Atif Javed, Barbara Gallina, Anna Carlsson
The 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC'19)

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