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Friday, May 26 • 09:00 - 12:15
3rd International Workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ASCS 2017)

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Development, certification and maintenance of safety-critical software systems is complex and costly. In particular, having a high safety integrity system certified according to mandatory standards such as IEC61508 (process), DO178C (avionics) or EN50128 (railway) is fundamental to keep a competitive advantage but also one of the most severe cost drivers. An estimated 25-50% of total costs may be related to documentation of proof of compliance to standards and the assessment by external certification bodies.

The trend of implementing larger parts of safety system in software has led to a growing interest in agile software development methods and techniques to improve performance with respect to development efficiency, system quality and safety integrity, as well as resource optimization and effective assessment and certification. This raises a series of challenges, for example how to adapt agile principles to large and complex projects, how to implement changes in a conservative and plan-driven practice, how to involve external certification and notified bodies, and how to enable efficient and cost effective traceability and documentation management. 

This third international workshop will be addressing industrial and scientific challenges related to the adoption and exploitation of agile methods and techniques to improve development and certification of safety-critical and high-integrity systems. The workshop will invite leading experts to share insights into recent results, needs, opportunities, and ideas to shape an important research and practice field.

The workshop will be based on a mix of presentations by an invited key-note speaker (to be announced later) and by authors of accepted papers (to be announced later). Around 40% of the time will be reserved for discussions.

Keynote: Experiences with the STAMP/STPA method for hazard analysis and its application to security and privacy
Stefan Wagner (University of Stuttgart)

The Dynamics of Agile Practices for Safety-Critical Software Development
Peter Axel Nielsen (Aalborg University)

The Agile Safety Case
Thor Myklebust (SINTEF Digital)

A Study of Safety Documentation in a Scrum Development Process
Yang Wang (University of Stuttgart)

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Geir Kjetil Hanssen

Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF
Geir Kjetil Hanssen is a senior research scientist at SINTEF Digital, Norway. He has a PhD in software engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His main areas of interest are software engineering methodologies – in particular agile methods, software... Read More →
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Stig Ole Johnsen

Senior Research Scientist, NTNU and SINTEF
Stig Ole Johnsen is a senior research scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society and a Post Doc at NTNU, Norway. He has a PhD in safety and security of complex systems from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His main areas of interest are human factors, safety... Read More →
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Thor Myklebust

Business Development and Certification Manager of Functional Safety, SINTEF
Thor Myklebust ia a business development and certification manager of functional safety at SINTEF Digital, Norway. He holds a Cand. Scient. in physics and additional two years  at university level on business development, psychology and statistics. He has experience in certification... Read More →

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Peter Axel Nielsen

Professor, Aalborg University
My research is about software systems development and digitalization - and how it may be improved. The research approach is mostly action research including design research. The frameworks applied include knowledge management, social network analysis, organisational influence processes... Read More →
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Stefan Wagner

Stefan is a full professor for software engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests are requirements engineering, software quality, safety & security and agile software development. He uses mainly empirical methods to better understand these issues... Read More →
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Yang Wang

PhD Candidate, University of Stuttgart
Yang Wang is a doctoral candidate completing her studies with the software engineering group at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Her research interests focus on using scrum to develop safety-critical systems. Research to date has focused on using STPA and BDD in a Scrum development... Read More →

Friday May 26, 2017 09:00 - 12:15
Dom 1+2 12th Floor

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