EuroSPI² 2016 Key Notes
These are the Key Notes of the EuroSPI² 2016 Conference.
The levels of experience and knowhow about System Safety vary over the different regions and markets. For example, European automotive companies are well experienced with System Safety and the related functional safety standards like ISO 26262 (Functional Safety – Road Vehicles) or ISO 25119 (Functional Safety – Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry). In contrast, many companies settled in emerging markets do not yet have the same level of experience and know-how. To close this gap, these companies are concentrating their efforts on improving knowhow and aligning with safety standards. AVL as an engineering service provider for all markets around the world has to support the development of safety-related SOP (start of production) projects to achieve an adequate level of product safety under consideration of the different levels of experience and knowhow about System Safety. An example for such a safety-related SOP project is the development of a recently finished agricultural autonomous driving application. AVL’s work scope in this project were safety management, safety analysis, safety verification and safety case creation. In this keynote, the development of the agricultural autonomous driving application serves as a representative example for the challenges concerning System Safety in the automotive domain in a challenging, diverse environment with difference levels of experience and knowhow.
Since 2008 Gerhard Griessnig is working as “Corporate Functional Safety Coordinator” and manager for the department “System Safety and Cyber Security” in the AVL LIST GmbH headquarter of Graz. He has more than 15 years experience in the development of safety-critical systems in different domains and different functional safety standards. He is member of the ISO 26262 standardization group. In 2001, after graduating from his studies in electrical and electronic engineering at Graz University of Technology, he started his career at FREQUENTIS GmbH in the domains aviation and railway. Between 2005 and 2008 he worked for SIEMENS AG in the automation domain where he has authored a significant number of international patents. He wrote his PhD between 2007 and 2011 in the field of functional safety. He is author and co-author of more than 25 conference papers and journal papers.
AQUA started as an alliance for integrated Automotive quality and engineering skills, covering the fusion of Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety (ISO26262), and Design for Six Sigma, just like experienced in practical engineering of nowadays complex Automotive systems. As a European Skills Alliance project, AQUA received high visibility by the European Commission, Automotive clusters, and industry, in particular suppliers and their European Association CLEPA. Almost from start, the AQUA alliance was growing - in terms of geographic coverage, by extending the initial focus on vocational training to university and technical school education programmes, and extending the scope of topics, e.g. incorporating security design in practice to harden Automotive systems against malicious attacks. Follow-on projects "Automotive Quality Universities" and "Automotive Engineer" currently roll out and extend AQUA skills in Universities across Europe and technical schools - to grow and strengthen the AQUA alliance.
Dr Christian Kreiner serves as head of the competence group “Industrial Informatics” at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Technical Informatics. Research topics are architecture and quality engineering methods for industrial networked embedded and process management systems with special focus on functional safety and security. This includes flexible platform architectures, middleware, model-based techniques in engineering and run-time, domain specific languages, and integrated development toolchains.
Christian Kreiner is an intacs certified Automotive SPICE assessor, coordinator and trainer of ECQA job roles Automotive Sector Skills Alliance AQUA (ECQA Automotive Quality Skill integrated) and Functional
Christian Kreiner also has a long history in automated logistics systems as company co-founder, software and product line architect, and R&D head (previous Salomon Automation GmbH, now SSI Schäfer Salomon).
Software has moved from the desktop in just about everything we touch. From smart thermostats to infusion pumps to cars software is pervasive and growing. These so-called "things" from the Internet-of-Things are increasingly carrying more logic and with it a larger risk of failure. Many of these devices are using in safety critical areas such as medical and automotive where they have a particular potential for bodily harm.
Most companies that have been building devices rightly view current software development as an almost insane group of cowboys and chaos. But there is hope, software CAN and MUST be treated an engineering practice. Coding standards move us from the build, fail, fix cycle back into a design, build, deliver cycle with high quality, safety, and security.
As it turns out, these same standards also provide benefits in the areas of cybersecurity, doing double duty. We will explore how standards help us move from finding bugs to building more robust software, how to prevent problems in the first place by proper coding, and how to leverage the efforts of others by using common accepted industry standards such as MISRA to achieve this goal.
Arthur Hicken, Evangelist has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments in Cisco, Vanguard, Motorola, and other major companies improve their software development practices. Arthur taught at the College of DuPage in Illinois, as well as developed and conducted numerous technical training courses at Parasoft. As an expert in his field, Arthurs insights regarding website quality issues have appeared in Business 2.0, Internet Week, and CNET news.com.
Innovations of engineering processes and innovative new products have been realized in Japan with continuous efforts during several decades. For example, the Toyota Production System (TPS) was successfully implemented as an innovative concept change of automotive production based on principle of elimination of MUDA (waste in English). The Shin-Kansen, the high speed railway system in Japan, successfully implemented safety operation based on both inherent and functional safety. Many new consumer products have been successfully introduced with enhanced development speed and flexibility in a competitive market based on constant interaction of multidisciplinary team as a rugby model.
These successful approaches have been generalized into the Total Quality Management (TQM) approach which is applicable in organization scale with several important principles, such as customer focus, visible leadership, total approach, continuous learning, process orientation, and systematic framework for creativity and capability for problem solving.
When the Japanese approach was introduced to US and Europe by English speaking experts with symbolic wordings, lean and agile, some of the fundamental practices common in Japan were left out or less emphasized in their literatures. The lack of the holistic view of the Japanese approach is now leading to open questions of how lean and agile work in safety critical and complex environments.
The key note will address those holistic view and the fundamental practices which still need to be transferred from Japan to fully understand the Japanese approach and to integrate agility and safety in today's dynamic and uncertain market situations.
Susumu Sasabe is an advisor of the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE, the Deming Prize establisher) since May 2008. He joined NEC Corporation in 1972 and worked in research and development of embedded software for Optical Network Systems. He managed several international joint software development projects with companies in North and South America and Asia and conducted a company-wide quality management system and software process improvement inside the NEC Group for over 10 years.
He is a member of review group of the first version of SQuBOK and a member of steering committee of the JCSQE (JUSE Certified Software Quality Engineer) program in Japan.
In 1999 and 2008, he received the Best Paper Presented Award at the 6th European Conference on Software Quality in Vienna, Austria and the Best Quality Technical Paper Award from the Japanese Society for Quality Control (JSQC), respectively.
At the moment there are many system and software engineering terminologies available, where the same term is defined differently. This is the case when applying safety, security and engineering standards in an integrated way. This key note will address this issue and illustrate future paths to solve that across domains and norms.
A more detailed abstract will be published soon!
Gabriele Sauberer is a pioneer in the professional management of EU funded projects, in European diversity management and quality management for the language industry. She initiated the first International Diversity Summer School and a Quality Standard on Diversity Management. Many projects and trainings at European, regional, national and international level. Certified quality auditor, EN 15038 lead auditor and expert in several standardization committees, such as Terminology, Translation, Human Resources, Diversity management, Corporate Social Responsibility. Interdisciplinary research and training at the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna.
Paul Clarke is actively engaged in research examining software process adaptive capability (the ability to adapt the software development process) and how this is related to organisational performance. His other research interests include safety critical medical device and healthcare software development, and human aspects of software development. He has a keen interest in the commercialisation of impactful research, and prior to returning to academia full time in 2008, he held a number of posts in various software development companies, including the FINEOS Corporation, Arantech Limited and Logica Plc.
DR Clarke is also a Research Fellow with Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, and a nominated national delegate to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1, Sub-Committee 7: Software and Systems Engineering, where he contributes to the development of international best practice software process frameworks.