04 October 2012 Principled Software Safety Assurance 4th October 2012, Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, London This tutorial will be led by Dr Tim Kelly, a Senior Lecturer at the University of York. He will present the core principles that (should) shape the assurance activity for any safety-critical or safety-related software, and will explain how these principles relate to the objectives and requirements of a number of common software safety and assurance standards, including DO-178B/C, IEC61508 and CAP 670 SW01. Defence Standard 00-56 (a system safety standard) talks of presenting arguments and evidence that are commensurate with the level of risk. Examples will be given of how to use the notion of software criticality to moderate the nature and amount of evidence required for software. All of the above discussion will be set in the context of constructing and critically evaluating a software assurance case that can be used to support a system level safety case. The tutorial will explain how the development of a software assurance case can used to complement, rather than compete with, the requirements and guidance of software standards. Time will be reserved for discussion throughout. This tutorial should be of interest to anyone involved in the development, assurance, management or procurement of safety-critical or safety-related software systems. Contributor Safety-Critical Systems Club Comment on this article Websites www.scsc.org.uk/e208 This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.