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Facilitating Certi cation Artefacts Reuse Using Safety Contracts




Licentiate Research Proposal

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


International Conference on Software Reuse Doctoral Symposium


Safety-critical systems usually need to be certified according a domain-specific safety standard. To reduce the cost and time needed to achieve the safety certification, reuse of certification artefacts together with the corresponding safety-relevant software components is needed. The certification artefacts include safety claims/goals and the supporting evidence that are documented in a safety case. The safety case is required by some safety standards to show that the system is acceptably safe to operate in a given context. Assumption/guarantee contracts can be used to capture the dependencies between a component, including its certification artefacts, and a particular operating context. In this paper we present a research proposal on how safety contracts can be used to facilitate structured reuse of certification-relevant artefacts. More specifically, we explore in which way should such contracts be specified, how can they be derived, and in which way can they be utilised for reuse of safety case argument-fragments and the artefacts those arguments include.


author = {Irfan Sljivo},
title = {Facilitating Certi cation Artefacts Reuse Using Safety Contracts},
note = {Licentiate Research Proposal},
month = {January},
year = {2015},
booktitle = {International Conference on Software Reuse Doctoral Symposium},
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