OpenCert is a candidate for PolarSys Solutions, enhancing Safety-Critical Systems tooling. The proposed project will be based on OPENCOSS (www.opencoss-project.eu), a common assurance and certification tool framework for safety-critical embedded systems that spans different vertical markets for railway, avionics and automotive industries.
The innovation required to advance OpenCert tooling needs to be driven by industrial companies from the safety-critical systems domain. And, the PolarSys Working Group is a perfect environment for open innovation and industrial feedback. By joining PolarSys, OpenCert will evolve in step with the more challenging requirements of modern engineering teams. By joining the ecosystem, we will enhance the extensibility and customization of OpenCert and make it easier to adopt the tools to the methods and processes of industrial engineering teams.
OpenCert already has a broad base of customizable safety assurance and certification tools. The environment is integrated into several existing manufacturers’ development and safety assurance processes and tooling. The OpenCert tools support the following activities of safety-critical product development:
- Standards & Regulations Information Management: This activity group supports knowledge management about standards (e.g. DO178C, ISO26262, EN 50128/50126/50129, etc.), regulations and interpretations, in a form that can be stored, retrieved, categorized, associated, searched and browsed.
- Assurance 'Project' Management: This is the core set of functionalities concerned with the development of assurance cases, evidence management, and assurance process management. The most relevant services of the OpenCert tools are to provide functionality that supports guidance and re-use of assurance artefacts. In addition, these services offer an evolutionary and transparent product and process assurance and certification with the ability to automate the most labor-intensive activities (e.g., traceability, compliance checking, assurance process planning, and metrics management, among others), as well as providing facilities to integrate the engineering activities with the certification activities from early stages.
- Compliance Management: The OpenCert tools help 'engineers' assess where they are with respect to their duties to conform to safety practices and standards, and still to motivate them to see the effective progress of the work and level of compliance.
- Modular and Incremental Certification: OpenCert supports a modular safety assurance and certification approach to enable cost-effective reuse of pre-qualified building blocks in different contexts (e.g., systems, configurations, upgrades).
OpenCert will be presented jointly by Tecnalia and Polarsys at the HiPEAC 2016 Conference in January 2016, by invitation of the European Commission.
OpenCert plans to continue its evolution in the framework of the AMASS initiative (ECSEL programme) with a total budget of about 20 Million Euro and supported by 30 partners from 8 European countries. During the first year of the AMASS project, we will mature OpenCert tools to TRL4 together with tools from the SafeCer project. This should be released in April 2017.
More information at:
Huascar Espinoza Ortiz