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Authoring IEC 61508 Based Software Development Process Models

Ivan Porres, Jeanette Heidenberg, Max Weijola, Kristian Nordman, Dragos Truscan, Authoring IEC 61508 Based Software Development Process Models. In: Jens Heidrich, Markku Oivo, Andreas Jedlitschka, Maria Teresa Baldassarre (Eds.), Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, LNCS 7983, 268–282, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.



During software procurement, a development process is usually present whether it is well defined or not. If the goal of the software is to be used in safety-critical systems, compliance to a standard (such as the IEC 61508) might be required. In order to map the current state of safety compliant development, a survey within the RECOMP project was conducted, showing a need for promoting the use of formal process descriptions. To meet this need, the software related parts of the IEC 61508 standard, have been regarded as a process and modeled using the SPEM meta-model. Having the standard available in this format, facilitates reading, communicating and customizing the standard. Moreover, it eases the adaption of any process that is modeled in SPEM to the IEC 61508 standard.

BibTeX entry:

  title = {Authoring IEC 61508 Based Software Development Process Models},
  booktitle = {Product-Focused Software Process Improvement},
  author = {Porres, Ivan and Heidenberg, Jeanette and Weijola, Max and Nordman, Kristian and Truscan, Dragos},
  volume = {7983},
  series = {LNCS},
  editor = {Heidrich, Jens and Oivo, Markku and Jedlitschka, Andreas and Baldassarre, Maria Teresa},
  publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  pages = {268–282},
  year = {2013},
  keywords = {software process authoring, process modelling, safety critical development, IEC 61508, SPEM},

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